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ROUNDTABLE - DEI & R Beyond Window Dressing

November 24, 2022
Online Zoom Webinar – link in confirmation
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CPD Hours: 1.5

**The registration for this virtual roundtable is now closed. Please contact Tracy Aurellano at for registration inquiries.**  

Roundtables are exclusively available and free for CPHR BC & Yukon Members. These events are peer-to-peer discussion groups and members play an active role in sharing knowledge and building community. Confidentiality is requested amongst the members present. Roundtables are not recorded for later viewing.

Topic: D E I & R Beyond Window Dressing

We started our DEI&R Roundtable season with some definitions and what they mean to an organization and an individual.

Is your organization ready to commit to diversity, equity, inclusion, and reconciliation? What does that really look like?

Join us as we explore Connective's DEI and Reconciliation journey, one that goes beyond window dressing or a statement on a website.

This Roundtable session will be hosted and facilitated by Tanya and Yancy as co-host.
Roundtable Hosts: 
Yancy Ochoa, CPHR (she/her) - As a member of CPHR BC since 2004, she has enjoyed participating in various roundtables and events throughout her career.

Yancy finds co-hosting a conversation on a topic that directly and indirectly touches lives is a small way to give back to the HRM profession. She currently enjoys the most rewarding leadership position in the Okanagan, traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx people who have been stewards of this beautiful land since time immemorial.
Tanya Ponnan, CPHR (she/her) is a CPHR professional with over 20 years of HR experience, coupled with NGO international development and post-secondary educational work locally and internationally. As a coach, mentor, change management, and emotional intelligence practitioner, Ms. Ponnan utilizes her HR experience to assist businesses to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies toward engaging our ever-growing multicultural workplaces.

She is an active board member with the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC), BC Division, Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) Foundation and LaSalle College Vancouver. In her free time, she is a walk leader volunteer for the Canadian Company of Pilgrims, Vancouver Chapter, as they prepare for their Camino de Santiago.
Tanya's role at Connective in a newly developed DEI Specialist position that includes leading the development and implementation of strategies and programs, and advancing Connective's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices for all employees


This roundtable will take place online on Zoom.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST)


Please register by the date indicated below. You will receive a registration confirmation immediately. The
details on how to access the Zoom call will be sent via a calendar invite from Tracy Aurellano by the end of the business day before.

You MUST register before the end of the day, on the day of the roundtable, to ensure that it will appear on your member profile, for CPD hours.
Registration Deadline:   Nov. 23,2022 - 2 pm
CPHR Member   Included in membership
General Member   Included in membership
Student / Retired Member   Included in membership
Non-Member   Members only

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