Diversity@work Conference, February 20, 2014
Skills for Change is proud to present:
Valuing Diversity: Challenges, Opportunities and Next Steps
In partnership with Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and the Ted Rogers School of Management's Diversity Institute
In its 5th year, Diversity @ Work yet again brings to light the true value of diversity in the workplace showcasing diversity in its full complexity and re-discovering it from new angles. diversity@Work 2014 will give business people, human resource professionals and non-profit organizations the opportunity to re-examine the business case for diversity and to explore its immense business potential. This conference will serve as a map of the current diversity landscape in the GTA.
Update! We are pleased to announce:
The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
will be our Keynote Speaker
When: 20th February 2014
Where: Ryerson University
George Vari Building
Lecture Theatre, ENG-103
245 Church St, Toronto, ON
Two blocks east of Dundas subway station
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Learn from experts in the field. Attend the conference to:
- Learn how to make the business case for diversity to gain corporate buy-in
- Get tools to develop and prepare your organization for diversity inclusion strategy and plan from corporate case studies and presentations
- Discuss recommendations and solutions for the improvement of diversity practices
- Access to measurement & accountability tools for diversity programs
- Learn about the legal perspective on diversity to manage risk and learn of opporutnities
- Develop the necessary skills to be successful in this area
Despite its business focus, Diversity @ Work also bridges business with social case for diversity through examining its social value and investigating diversity through a variety of lenses. The objective is to uncover the absolute, relative and ethical values associated with a diverse workforce.
Format: The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions and 8 break-out workshops.
Outcomes: Skills for Change will document our findings and disseminate them to a wider audience via social media, newsletters and other outreach initiatives.
This conference will be of interest to:
- HR professionals who want to develop or strengthen diversity initiatives
- Managers who have responsibility for employee professional development
- Internationally educated professionals who are interested in learning about new and innovative approaches to diversity in the workplace
- Anyone who is interested in hearing first-hand about experiences with diversity in the workplace and innovative approaches to recruitment and employee retention