Agenda

Day One : Thursday, February 4, 2021

10:00

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

10:10

40 min
Jeannette Campbell

The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion/ Measuring Return on Investment of Diversity and Inclusion in Critical Times

Jeannette Campbell, CEO, Ontario Disability Employment Network

  • The Facts around Disability
  • The Case for Hiring Inclusively
  • The Positive Impacts of Inclusion in the Workplace
  • The ROI of Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Business Case examples
  • The Keys to Success and ODEN services

11:30

45 min

5 Equity Based Strategies to Help get Started on Making Black Lives Matter in the Workplace

  • Bridge the empathy gaps with black employees – the conversation can no longer be avoided because it is hard
  • Useful conversation prompts
  • Address the elephant in the race room – covert, socially acceptable behaviours
  • What is fueling unconscious bias
  • Mission, vision must include anti-black racist behaviours
  • Don’t intellectualize racism – inclusion begins with “I”
  • Break systemic barriers and role of Employee Resource Groups
  • Prioritize the well-being of Black employees – racism and inequity as health issues

12:15

45 min

Break

13:00

45 min

Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Consultant

Developing inclusion, diversity and equitable practices and education. 
Advancing culture, change and developing diversity and inclusion policies and mandates.

13:45

45 min

Accelerated Diversity and Inclusion

14:30

45 min

Creating a sense of belonging

15:15

45 min

Transformative Systemic Change in the George Floyd Era - Making Your Workplace more Inclusive, Productive and Interculturally Competent

  • Measuring intercultural development
  • Measuring level of intercultural awareness among individuals and teams
  • Intercultural conflict styles
  • Cognitive diversity
  • Vital initiatives to drive and sustain change

16:00

45 min

The Legal Framework: The Duty to Accommodate and More!

  • The legal framework
  • Human Rights legislation
  • Accessible Canada Act
  • Federal and provincial legislation

16:45

End of Day One

Day Two : Friday, February 5, 2021