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About the Conference

The World Diversity in Leadership Conference, June 20-23, 2023, would take place at the Coast Nisku Inn & Conference Centre,1101 4 St, Nisku, AB T9E 7N1. With over 2,000 attendees expected, our 2023 Conference is, without a doubt, the place to be for extraordinary networking opportunities. The conference attendees will include leaders, decision-makers, researchers, students, community leaders from a variety of industries. There is no better place to connect and strengthen your professional network. With various sessions, workshops, coaches’ corners, and featured speakers that cover a wide range of topics, you will be able to curate your experience for optimal learning. From understanding how to be a better leader and creating a better workplace to embracing Multiculturalism and Diversity, there is something here for you. Internationally renowned speakers will bring their unique experiences integrating various diversity and inclusion topics that you can apply to your personal and professional life.

 

Among our past speakers are Hon. Julia Gillard AC (Former Australian Prime Minister), H.E. Dr. Jewel Taylor (Vice-President, Republic of Liberia), Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. III, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Minda Hart, Stacey Gordon, among others.

Participants could choose to complete the three days DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program that offers D&I strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace Or could select from a wide range of day-long topics in the foundational area such as building a D&I strategy or establishing a Diversity Score Card.

The theme for this year is “Climate Change and Mental Health: the impact of diverse leadership skills”. Discussions will focus on Workplace mental wellness, indigenous relations, Sex & Gender Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Racial Diversity, Disability Rights, Climate Change and Change Management.

 

The Centre For Intellectual Excellence (CeFIE) is committed to creating the space and opportunity for people to harness their skills and potentials. We cannot do that without recognizing and addressing the barriers against equitable participation. As a society, we need to appreciate diversity by embracing our different backgrounds and experiences. This can be done by welcoming and being inclusive of diverse ideas and perspectives; as well as ensuring that equitable measures are put in place to support diverse populations.

Benefits of Attending:

By attending this conference, you will:

  • Find out how your D&I strategy can align to support both business and culture.
  • Learn how to create a culture of respect that mitigates against bullying and harassment.
  • Discover ways to recognize unconscious bias within yourself, others, and the organization.
  • Identify areas where leadership needs to change in order to become more inclusive.
  • Explore ideas for expanding D&I efforts to include mental health and faith support.
  • Hear stories and best practices for engaging allies for greater impact.
  • Examine new ways to apply analytics to increase D&I effectiveness.
  • Benchmark, collaborate, and network with your peers.
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Advancing Diversity to Connect People

  • CDOs and C-Level executives
  • Presidents, Vice Presidents and Directors of:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Talent Management
    • Human Resources
    • Employee Relations
  • Professionals with responsibility for:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Organization Culture
    • Leadership Development
    • Employee Engagement
    • Global Business, Ethics and Integrity
    • Learning
    • Succession Planning
    • Program Managers
    • Learning and Development
    • Students
    • Talent Acquisition
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Training

A wide range of intensive training offerings will be available during that conference week across foundational, specialty and leadership topics. You could chose to the complete the week long DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program that offers D&I strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. Or you could select from a wide range of day-long topics in the foundational area such as building a D&I strategy or establishing a Diversity Score Card. The Specialty topics will include ERG Academy Certification and Unconscious Bias. In addition, the Leadership area will offer both Inclusive Leadership and a special session designed for Emerging Leaders.

DiversityFIRST™ ERG Academy

You can also complete the DiversityFIRST™ ERG Academy.

 

Unconcious Bias Training

You can also complete the Unconscious Bias Training – “Recognizing & Disrupting Unconscious Bias”.

 

DiversityFIRST™ Training Offerings

You can also complete the DiversityFIRST™ Training Offerings.

GET INVOLVED!

If you would like to get involved in this conference, please contact us.

LOCATION:

Edmonton Convention Centre
9797 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9
(780) 860-0759

Please Note: Prices do not include hotel reservations.

OUR MISSION:

All proceeds support The Conference Board’s not-for-profit mission.