Director of Learning & Innovation
Shilpa Alimchandani has more than 20 years of experience in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and intercultural learning. As the Director of Learning & Innovation for Cook Ross, she leads the organization in co-creating learning solutions with clients that lead to transformational change. With her deep knowledge of various learning modalities, intercultural leadership development, and human-centered design, Shilpa is able to craft learning interventions that are targeted, impactful, and appropriate for diverse, global audiences.
Before coming to Cook Ross, Shilpa designed and implemented global leadership programs for the State Department, led the development of a global learning strategy for the Peace Corps, and taught in the School of International Service at American University. She has facilitated trainings in nearly 20 countries around the world, and has received numerous awards, including twice receiving the Peace Corps’ Distinguished Service Award. She is the author of the book Communicating Development Across Cultures: Monologues & Dialogues in Development Project Implementation (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010), and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences, including The Forum on Workplace Inclusion and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR). She has also been a guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including Georgetown University and the United States Institute of Peace.