Maria-Giuseppina Bruna, Chair Director
Created in March 2016 in partnership with the French Association of Diversity Managers (AFMD), the Chair IPAG “Towards an Inclusive Company” (Chaire “Entreprise Inclusive”) is the first Chair in France articulating research-action, scientific consulting and students’ and top-managers’ training, focused on the challenges, dynamics and tools of inclusion, agility and innovation at work.
The Chair develops and disseminates knowledge, training and best practices on managing diversity, inclusion and organizational agility. It addresses strategic issues regarding CSR and diversity policy driving and implementation, diversity management, ethics of managers and social accountability of organisations.
The Chair develops, in cooperation with AFMD and IPAG Executive Education, a training program for top-executives and managers focused on diversity and inclusion (crossing academic and professional approaches). It serves as strategic partner of the Master-Degree in Management [DMG] led by IPAG Executive Education.
Under the aegis of its Director (that serves as Program Scientific Director), the Chair acts as the academic partner of the “Inclusive & Agile Management Program” developed by the IPAG Executive Education for the OGILVY Group (more than 100 managers and top-executive included in the program). It contributes also to the design and implementation of managers’ programs for CBRE and ADP.
The Chair develops ten action-research and scientific consulting programs on diversity policies, change management and inclusion strategies, in cooperation with its sponsors: the Foundation “Equality Mixity” (and its creating companies AXA, ENGIE, ORANGE and MICHELIN), the CBRE France Group, the CARREFOUR Group, the VYV Group, the AGEFIPH (French National Agency in charge of Inclusion of Disabled People at work).