Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage

The Conference Board of Canada, January 12, 2011
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Diversity is a critical strategic and performance issue for public and private sector leaders. In this Conference e-Proceedings experts from across Canada will help you understand how to fully capitalize on diversity, improve your existing initiative, and ensure diversity drives growth and innovation within your organization. You’ll hear case studies from leading organizations such as Xerox, St. Michael’s Hospital, and RBC on topics including immigration, innovation, and success in Canada. You will also hear expert discussion on topics such as building success with a “generationally diverse” workforce, faith at work and how to tackle tough diversity issues, literacy and productivity, capitalizing on supply chain diversity, and the advancement of women in the workplace.

Conference Recordings Agenda

Welcoming Remarks
Michael Hayden
Global Diversity Program Manager
RBC

Opening Remarks

Lynda Goldman
Partner
Bromgold Workplace Diversity, and
Author
You're Hired. Now What? An Immigrant's Guide to Success in the Canadian Workplace

Shelley Brown
Partner
Bromgold Workplace Diversity

Why Immigration is Critical to Canada's Prosperity
Michelle Downie
Senior Research Associate, Education and Learning
The Conference Board of Canada

Case Study: Immigration, Innovation, and Success in Canada

Kate Wilson
Manager, Corporate Staffing Strategies, Human Resource Department
St. Michael's Hospital

Hadi K. Mahabadi
Vice-President and Director
Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Canada's Adult Literacy Challenge: Multiculturalism, Literacy, and Productivity
Margaret Eaton
President
ABC Life Literacy Canada

Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage
Jennifer Tory
Regional President, Greater Toronto Region
RBC

Faith at Work & How to Tackle Tough Diversity Issues
John C. Dorland
Senior Associate
Graybridge Malkam

Closing Remarks - Day One
Shelley Brown
Partner
Bromgold Workplace Diversity

Opening Remarks - Day Two
Shelley Brown
Partner
Bromgold Workplace Diversity

Building Success in the “Generationally Diverse” Workplace

Giselle Kovary
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
n-gen People Performance Inc.

Adwoa K. Buahene
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
n-gen People Performance Inc.

Increasing and Capitalizing on Supply Chain Diversity
Wendy Cukier
Associate Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management
Ryerson University

Practical Tools for Recognizing and Reducing Unintentional Bias
Marni Johnson
President
Workplace Communication & Diversity Inc.

Women in Senior Leadership Positions - Where are They?
Elise Wohlbold
Research Associate II, Human Resources Management Research
The Conference Board of Canada

Closing Remarks
Lynda Goldman
Partner
Bromgold Workplace Diversity, and
Author
You're Hired. Now What? An Immigrant's Guide to Success in the Canadian Workplace

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