Dr. Celia de Anca is currently the Director of the Saudi Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance at IE Business School and Director of the IE Centre for Diversity in Global Management, at IE University.
When approaching the subject of diversity in the corporate world, Celia de Anca is looking more deeply and broadly than many other specialists in this area. She sees diversity in terms of three concentric circles or layers and is interested in establishing the different tools needed to train people at these different levels.
Professor de Anca also believes that her work is filling a gap between a strictly academic approach to diversity and the hands-on diversity training conducted by consultants and in-house corporate learning departments.
At business schools, we can give more depth to what corporations are doing but we also need to take on board more of the practicality that corporations and consultants use in their teaching
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