Building an Inclusive Workplace Certificate Program
Session 1: Monday, February 26
Session 2: Tuesday, February 27
Session 3: Wednesday, February 28
Session 4: Thursday, February 29
Session 5: Friday, March 1
Registration deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2024
You will be sent a Zoom link to participate in this event by 8:00 a.m. PT on Monday, February 26, 2024. Please do not share the link as it will inhibit your ability to join.
In partnership with CCDI Consulting, we are proud to be offering the Building an Inclusive Workplace Certificate Program intended for individuals and managers with some information and experience in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
Building an Inclusive Workplace is an upper-level program delivered online and incorporates presentations, case studies, as well as small and large group discussion. During the five sessions, participants will be prepared with some of the best practices they can use to tackle pressing issues related to an Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable and Accessible (IDEA) workplace.
The program is 10 hours total and is offered in two-hour blocks over five days. Participants must attend all five sessions to obtain a Certificate of Completion from CCDI Consulting.
SESSION 1 — FEBRUARY 26
Gender in the Workplace
This session provides a strong foundation of knowledge on the topic of gender and how gender diversity impacts the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own gender identity and address gender stereotypes as well as gender dynamics in the workplace. Participants will also learn about the concept of intersectionality through a gendered lens.
SESSION 2 — FEBRUARY 27
Including Persons with Disabilities
This session shares valuable information to better understand disability in Canada, its impact in the workplace, as well as important strategies to improve inclusion of persons with disabilities in a work environment. Participants will reflect on able-bodied privilege, ableism, inclusive design, and accommodations.
SESSION 3 — FEBRUARY 28
As part of the recommendations laid out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report, this session offers employers and team members strategies to build relationships with Indigenous communities and Indigenous team members, thus harnessing the strength of an engaged workforce. We will help debunk some myths and give participants access to data and information to help build solid relationships with local Indigenous communities.
SESSION 4 — FEBRUARY 29
Race and Ethnicity in Canada
This session examines the impact of race and ethnicity in Canada and provides participants with suggestions on how to address racism at an organizational level. This is done by unpacking terminology, breaking down the social construct of race and manifestations of racism, and understanding the social and organizational impacts of racism.
SESSION 5 — MARCH 1
This session provides important information about 2SLGBTQI+ communities, including terminology. Participants will reflect on their own identities and better understand how to attract and retain 2SLGBTQI+ talent by creating inclusive workplaces.
In Partnership with:
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Signature Partner:
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Supporting Sponsor:
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Community Sponsors:
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Partner: