"As a concept, 'diversity management' is an umbrella with many ribs. Based on its understanding that diversity management en compasses plans, policies, and practices, the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) assigned its charter task on diversity management to two subcommittees: One subcommittee, Implementation and Accountability, addressed diversity management plans and policies; the other subcommittee, Diversity Leadership and Diversity Leadership Training , addressed diversity management practices. This decision paper documents the work of the latter subcommittee and puts forth the Commission's recommendations regarding effective leadership practices for diverse work groups, including the need for education and training to develop appropriate leadership competencies. It also describes the logic and research on which the recommendations are based. [...] This decision paper does not address the role that top leadership plays in influencing the success or failure of diversity- related policies and programs. This is a common understanding of the term diversity leadership, but it is addressed in the Implementation and Accountability decision paper. Nor does this decision paper make the case for the positive relationship between diversity and capability in the military, as that has been done elsewhere."
Military Leadership Diversity Commission Decision Paper No. 6
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