Alan Richter is an Affiliate Partner of The FutureWork Institute. He has consulted to corporations and organizations for many years in multiple capacities, primarily in the areas of leadership, values, culture and change. He has provided strategic consulting and facilitation and program delivery for varied organizations globally, and has been involved in innovative instructional product development.
He has worked closely with organizations including: American Express, Avon, BellSouth, Centrica, Chubb, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, GartnerGroup, GE, Home Depot, MetLife, NASA, Nokia, Principal Financial Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, RBS, Sasol, Saudi Aramco, Sony, UBS and Wharton, as well as the United Nations and many global Agencies including FAO, ICC, ILO, OXFAM, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, WHO and WTO. He has worked extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe, in addition to the Americas.
Alan is the creator of The Global Diversity Game© — an award winning training tool, and co-creator of the Coaching Development Assessment© – a developmental tool for leader coaches and executive coaches, The Global Diversity Survey© – a self-assessment tool which measures how we deal with difference, The Global Leadership Survey© – a leadership style self-assessment tool, and The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks© – which helps organizations measure their Diversity initiatives against best practices. He also co-produced Global Words for Global Leaders© – an inspirational leadership video, and co-authored Lost in Cyberspace© – a team-decision based tool that explores the nature of global virtual teams.
Alan has also been a presenter at many conferences such as the American College of Insurance, the Arthur Page Society, the ASJA, ASTD, the Conference Board, GlobalForum2002 (Bangkok), Integral Leadership Summit (London), the International Institute for Research, the Human Resource Planning Society, NASAGA and ISAGA (North American/International Simulation and Gaming Association), the National Multicultural Institute, PBS’s Adult Learning Satellite Service, SHRM, SIETAR, Veerstichting (Holland) and the World Diversity Leadership Symposium (at the UN). He is on the Board of the South African American Chamber of Commerce.
He has also consulted extensively in on-line services, has taught philosophy, psychology, and interdisciplinary courses at the Open University in Britain, has worked as a lexicographer and technical writer, and is the author of several books and articles. His articles have covered aspects of business ethics, diversity and globalization and he has written chapters in books such as ethics in a textbook on pathology, and cross-cultural aspects of medicine.
Dr. Richter has an M.A. and a B.A.B.Sc. from the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, London University.