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PANEL: WHAT DOES DIVERSITY IN 2018 LOOK LIKE?

Canada is changing - and workplace demographics are changing with it.

The aboriginal population is increasing, young people are facing more eldercare responsibilities, Baby Boomers are working longer and facing more disabilities, women have greater influence in the workplace and more people are identifying as LBTIQ. How should HR professionals be thinking about diversity and inclusion today?

In this panel you’ll hear about:

  • Preparing a successful business case for diversity initiatives
  • The state of workplace gender issues today - is feminism dead?
  • How should we talk about visible minorities in the workplace?
  • Language barriers that still cloud our workplace
  • How can we break down walls and ‘get uncomfortable’?

CASE STUDY: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

What did this company discover when they created a program to raise female employees as leaders? Their research revealed something they didn’t expect … but something that allowed them to rejuvenate their organization and find greater success. Don’t miss out on this fascinating case study.

PANEL: CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES — LEADING A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE

Today’s workplace often consists of multiple generations with varied expectations, challenges, communication styles and needs.

Be sure to attend this fascinating panel where you’ll hear differing perspectives on the best way to leverage generational differences and learn how to take your HR programs to the next level.

  • What does an inclusive culture look like (for millennials and beyond)?
  • Potential points of generational conflict and tactics to handle them
  • Diversity and inclusion considerations across the generations
  • What type of workplace flexibility are people from different generations seeking?
  • How do communication styles differ among generations?

PANEL: EMBRACING DISABILITIES IN THE WORKPLACE – MOVING BEYOND ACCOMMODATION

Forward-thinking organizations are taking a proactive approach to managing people with disabilities by celebrating their contributions and differences.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking discussion in which panelists will reflect on identity, perception and how to ensure greater inclusivity for people with disabilities.

  • Practical solutions to help integrate people with visible and invisible disabilities in the workforce
  • Dealing with invisible disabilities including mental health and intellectual disabilities
  • Neuro diversity – managing employees with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, and other
  • brain differences

PANEL: UNCOVERING AND DEFEATING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN DECISION-MAKING

Everyone possesses biases, both seen and unseen. Be sure to attend this thought-provoking discussion from Canada’s leading HR leaders as they examine conscious and unconscious biases in the workplace today.

  • The boys’ club - overcoming gender bias at the leadership level
  • Addressing casual sexism in the workplace
  • Overcoming unconscious bias related to workplace flexibility initiatives
  • How can recruitment and leadership development processes be shaped to avoid unconscious bias?
  • Leveraging workplace tension to foster workplace relationships

PANEL: NAVIGATING GENDER & SEXUALITY WITH EMPLOYEES IN A CHANGING WORKPLACE

We’re all impacted by the way gender is currently perceived and constrained – yet everyone has the right to feel safe and comfortable at work.

In this fascinating panel, you’ll learn how to approach questions around LGB+ employment and how to facilitate LGB+ inclusion to the broader benefit of all employees, customers and clients.

  • How to approach LGB+ employment concerns
  • Communication strategies to prompt meaningful conversations and make employees feel safe
  • Overcoming and addressing the stigma of gender in our community and workplaces
  • Creating safe workplaces where LGB+ can advance careers without facing barriers
  • The role of LGBT+ Employee Resource Groups in a successful programs

PANEL: THE NEW FRONTIER: DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT AND THE FUTURE OF THE WORKFORCE

Beyond fairness and legality, progressive organizations are evolving to also think about diversity in terms of innovation and creativity. Don’t miss this panel of insightful debate from innovate thinkers – which might just include the game-changing strategy your company needs to innovate.

  • How can we hire and manage differently and promote varied cognitive thought
  • How to encourage employees to feel comfortable sharing new thoughts
  • Promoting diverse thought and inspiring people while encouraging collaboration and innovation
  • Securing approval and buy in from upper management

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