Office of Continuing Education

Richard Spada, MA, CPC,
Sr. Global Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel Switzerland
Topic: Becoming a More Globally Competent Leader
Creating A Truly Diverse and Inclusive Workplace in Today’s Competitive Marketplace


Have you ever wondered what it takes to succeed as a leader in today's global, multi-national organizations?

Join with Richard Spada, Sr. Global Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at Novartis Pharmaceuticals AG (Basel, Switzerland), as we engage in spirited dialogue about the skills, competencies and type of environment that are necessary for individuals and companies to succeed in today's ever changing world of work. Richard will share with you his observations, reflections and leanings from over 30 years of working in US and global multi-national companies. Gleaned from work in the BRIC Countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as well as in Central Europe and the USA, Richard will present to you examples of diversity and inclusion related issues impacting today's work force and work places. He'll challenge our thinking that diversity, by itself, is simply not enough to differentiate - but by creating intentional inclusion, leaders and companies can exceed expectations. You'll learn ways to create intentional inclusion and a new model for becoming a more culturally competent leader.