Alan Richter is the president of QED Consulting. 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.
Dr. Richter is the creator of The Global Diversity Game© – an award winning training tool, 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, co-creator of the Coaching Development Assessment© – a developmental tool for leader coaches and executive coaches, co-creator of The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks© and The Global Ethics & Integrity Benchmarks©– which helps organizations measure their Diversity and Ethics initiatives respectively 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.
He has worked closely with many organizations including: American Express, Avon, BellSouth, Chubb, Citibank, Delphi, Ernst & Young, Gartner, GE, Home Depot, the International Criminal Court, Investec, JP Morgan Chase, Kohler, KPMG, MetLife, NASA, Nokia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, RBC, RBS, Sasol, Saudi Aramco, Sony, UBS, Unilever, the United Nations, Wharton and WHO. He has worked extensively in Africa, Asia and Europe, in addition to the Americas.
Dr. Richter 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 (USA and Arabia), 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 recent articles have covered ethics, diversity and globalization and he has contributed chapters to books on ethics and culture in science and medicine. He is currently editing a book on global values explored through the lens of comparative jurisprudence.
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.