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Agenda

Day One: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

12:00 EDT

45 min

Break

12:45 EDT

60 min
Karen Wensley

The Importance of Numerous, Courageous and Uncomfortable Conversations about Diversity and Inclusion

Karen Wensley, Karen N Wensley Consulting

  • Why are workplace conversations about diversity and inclusiveness important?
  • What are the possible purposes of a conversation? Should you decide on the purpose(s) before you start? Do all the parties need to agree?
  • What makes a conversation productive? How can you increase the likelihood that a conversation will be productive?
  • What is the difference between an uncomfortable conversation and one that is hurtful?
  • How to prepare for a conversation and how to respond to the unplanned conversation.
  • What are the minefields?  What if the conversation goes badly wrong?
  • How can you coach others to have more productive conversations?
  • How can you develop the culture of your organization to encourage productive conversations? What tools and resources can help?

13:45 EDT

45 min

Best Practices For Increasing Indigenous Workforce Representation, Inclusion and Retention

14:30 EDT

15 min

Break

14:45 EDT

45 min

Inclusive Recruitment at RBC

Vivian Li, Senior Manager, Inclusion Recruitment, RBC

  • How RBC has developed a process of connecting with, interviewing, and hiring a diverse set of individuals through understanding and valuing different backgrounds and opinions
  • The importance of intersectional recruitment that focuses on more than just gender or race
  • What are the challenges?
  • Understanding sources of bias
  • How do you deal with the barriers?
  • Principles of inclusive recruitment

15:30 EDT

45 min

Breaking Barriers: Diversity Sourcing Teams and Sourcing Strategies- Focus on LGBTQ+ Community

Sharon Chung, Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Sourcing, TD

  • Diversity sourcing teams and sourcing strategies
  • Building the diverse talent pipeline
  • Segmented approaches for visible minorities, indigenous Peoples, People with disabilities, newcomers, LGBTQ+, Women
  • LGBTQ+ initiatives
  • Removing hiring bias
  • Building inclusive leadership
  • Enabling D & I culture change
  • Enabling employees to be brand ambassadors
  • Developing networks and centres of influence
  • Helping diverse talent break barriers

17:00 EDT

End of Day One

Day Two: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

10:00 EDT

15 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

11:00 EDT

60 min

How Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) Drive Positive Results

  • Impact of ERGs on employee engagement
  • Role of ERGs in identifying needs and concerns of employees throughout the organization
  • How to create an ERG
  • Need for leadership support/ Executive Sponsor
  • Communicating, setting goals and action items

12:00 EDT

45 min

Break

12:45 EDT

45 min

Diversity, Inclusion and Mental Health

13:30 EDT

45 min

Pursuing Gender Balance in Senior Leadership

  • Championing the D&I priorities
  • How we are accelerating the progress of gender balance in senior leadership and STEM roles, ethnicity and local national representation
  • What’s working?
  • Embracing a diverse global workforce through building a strong culture of inclusion, respect and high-performance at Shell

14:15 EDT

15 min

Break

15:15 EDT

45 min

16:00 EDT

45 min

Pay Equity and The Employment Equity Act

16:45 EDT

End of Day Two