The Event of the Year
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.
Advancing Diversity to Connect People
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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.