Western Canada Immigration and Diversity Forum 2013: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage
Hyatt Regency Calgary •
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After developing the Conference Board’s Diversity Forum in Toronto for a number of years, I’m thrilled to work on a diversity event focused on the needs and priorities of businesses …
Prepare for the future of your workforce.
Experts predict that labour shortages in Western Canada will continue for the foreseeable future. As the region’s economies grow, the competition for talent will intensify. Greater immigration into Western provinces from the rest of Canada and around the world is a direct result of this labour shortage. In order to compete in this ever-changing market, you must think about how you source talent in Canada and abroad, and make the internal changes needed to take full advantage of an increasingly diverse workforce.
Capitalize on the energy and talent of each individual in your organization.
In tight labour markets it’s particularly important to get the most from each of your employees, who are becoming more diverse all the time.
You’ll hear from diversity and inclusiveness thought leaders who have gone beyond the basics to drive the value and scope of their programs. Case studies and interactive peer-to-peer sessions will provide you with the best practices and new thinking you need to advance your organization’s diversity initiatives.
We’ll look closely at the issues and opportunities for recent immigrants, and broader diversity questions about faith, age, and diversity of thought. You’ll also have time to discuss your most pressing challenges with the experts.
Make a compelling business performance case for greater diversity and inclusiveness.
One of the biggest challenges for HR and diversity professionals is getting leadership support for diversity. Find out from the pioneers how to create and deliver a sound and compelling business case for diversity and inclusiveness.
The experts will also discuss how to go beyond a simple talent focus and immigration strategy to assess the internal changes required to fully capitalize on diversity to drive higher performance.
Benefit from leading practitioners’ proven approaches.
One of the best ways to accelerate your diversity effort is to learn from the innovators who are already making it work. Gain insights from the experts’ experiences, including:
- their greatest diversity challenge and how they overcame it
- what’s next for diversity and inclusiveness in their organization
- how diversity improved their workforce’s performance
- diversity’s contribution to innovation
- how to make a compelling case for diversity to senior leadership
Take advantage of this opportunity to meet your peers, benchmark your diversity efforts, and discuss practical solutions to common diversity and inclusiveness challenges.
Learn how to attract and keep the best talent, and make the best use of that talent.
Diversity and inclusiveness can contribute to greater innovation, help your firm connect with new markets, and drive superior organizational performance. Meet senior diversity practitioners, and learn how to turn your organization’s diversity into a competitive advantage.
Building on success.
The Conference Board is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization, attracting top thought leaders and providing an insightful and enlightening learning experience for conference participants.
Connect with your top prospects!
Sponsor this event, and collaborate with senior executives, practitioners, and thought leaders. Connect your brand with the solutions, and position your organization as a leader in its field.
To learn more about exhibiting, reception and luncheon sponsorship, and exclusive Forum sponsor benefits, please contact Rhonda Bradbury at (416) 481-1904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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