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Diversity & Inclusion Symposium & Showcase (Live Online)

Date: November 18, 2021
Location: Online

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While leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce confers a healthy workplace environment, a severe gap continues to persist between recognising the lack of and actually working to eradicate the gap. Join this event to deep dive into the conversation where experts discuss the differences and importance between diversity and inclusion, the crucial connections that attract diverse talent, and how to encourage this participation and mindset. Connect one on one with organizations to learn more about industry best practices, and available services and resources.

The event will also provide participants a chance to learn about and experience hands-on a wide range of D&I solutions and resources designed and used by industry experts at the event showcase in an effort to guide us all in creating a more equitable and supportive workplace, and world, for everyone. The event showcase features a virtual exhibit hall and theatre and allows attendees to connect with solution providers live in real-time chat and video conversations.

Join CPHR BC & Yukon on Thursday, November 18th and participate in an event and conversation that you won’t want to miss!

This Event Includes:
  • 5 Speaker Sessions
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall – interact in real time with the experts!
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Scavenger Hunt and Prizes
  • 4.0 CPD Hours
  • Pre-Event Tech Help Drop-In session (offered on November 17 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm)
Date: November 18, 2021

Morning Engagement Session and Event Platform Overview : 8:00 - 8:30 am (PST)
Presentations: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (PST)
Additional Networking: 2:30 - 3:00 pm (PST)

CPD Hours: 4.0
Format: Online via PheedLoop & Zoom Webinar
You will receive an email from no-reply@pheedloop.com the day before the event (November 17) with your username and password to access the virtual event platform.

» Visit Diversity & Inclusion Symposium & Showcase website for full event details!

Registration Deadline: November 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
Registration Fees:
Student Member






» 20% discount* on a group of 5 or more! Please contact us at pd@cphrbc.ca for more information.

Registrations of all group members must be submitted at the same time in order to qualify for the discount.

Fees and/or agenda are subject to change without notice. All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714

Both registration and payment are required for every person attending this webinar. Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.
Note: If you have not received your login access information the day prior to the webinar date, or for inquiries regarding online workshops, please email or call 604.684.7228.

A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to an event or workshop. Attendee substitutions are permitted; however, member/non-member rate differences will apply. Please submit cancellation or substitution requests by fax (604-684-3225) or e-mail (
pd@cphrbc.ca). Please note that this policy does not apply to conferences, exams or no-charge registrations. CPHR exam fees are non-refundable if registration is canceled after the registration deadline. Please note our deferral policy.


(Visit event website for full session & speaker details.)
Thursday, November 18, 2021
8:00 - 8:30am

8:30 - 8:40am
Morning Engagement Session and Event Platform Overview

Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:40 - 9:40 am

Autism & Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Karen D. Bopp, Ph.D.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA), UBC

9:40 - 10:05am
Networking / Exhibit Hall Open / Activity Break
10:05 - 11:05 am

Making the Invisible Visible: Transgender Issues in the Workplace
Kai Scott, TransFocus Consulting, Inc.

11:10 - 11:40 am

Innovation and Diversity of Thought
Cristina Chavez, LHH

11:40 am - 12:50 pm
Networking / Exhibit Hall Open / Activity Break
12:50 - 1:20 pm

The Brutal Realities Stalling DEI&B Efforts
Dr. Jarik Conrad, UKG

1:25 - 2:25 pm

A Mindset of Invitation: The Journey to Cultural Fluency
Pauline Greenidge, Upward HR

2:25 - 2:30 pm

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Networking / Exhibit Hall Open

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