Webinar will help businesses improve workplace inclusion

Being more inclusive

A local organization wants to help businesses improve workplace diversity and inclusion

Free online webinars and a workshop are being offered to employers by the Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan.

Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the webinars will be held Jan. 22 and 26, with an optional follow-up workshop on Feb. 19.

“Equity, inclusion and systemic inequality can be challenging topics, but these sessions are a safe space for employers to learn more. Businesses and non-profits can explore these key topics and have access to helpful tools and resources,” says Annette Sharkey, executive director of the Social Planning Council.

Participants in the Jan. 22 or 26 'Working Across Differences' webinars will engage in an introductory session exploring some key elements that lead to barriers in the workplace and will develop a toolkit on how to improve the inclusiveness of their organization.

The follow up workshop on Feb.19, 'From Cognitive Bias to Inclusive Workplaces,' will engage participants in a deeper, more interactive conversation on how to develop intentionally inclusive workplaces, using the EDIfy Inclusion Matrix as a roadmap.

The sessions will be facilitated by Shereen Samuels who has more than 20 years experience facilitating. She also designed a practical framework for increasing meaningful workplace inclusion for her Master’s degree in 2013.

Shereen is a co-founder of EDIfy and is committed to working collaboratively and creatively across boundaries and differences in order to strengthen organizations.

Register on Eventbrite or Facebook through the Social Planning Council Vernon pages.

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