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Diversity & Inclusion Session

Diversity & Inclusion Session

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (8:45 AM - 2:00 PM) (NST)


Diversity & Inclusion

Creating a D&I Supportive Workplace

Registration closes on Tuesday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m. 

Diversity and Inclusion practices are imperative for employee engagement and business success. Noia is pleased to offer members and interested organizations a one-day session to help them create a supportive workplace for diverse and inclusive practices.

This event will include speakers with expertise in diversity and inclusion and highlight strategies and policies to help build a positive and inclusive workplace. Why diversity and inclusion are vital to employees and the success of organizations will be a focus, as will how leaders and employees can recognize and remove barriers to diversity and inclusion.

This event is open to Noia members and other organizations interested in creating a workplace supportive of diversity and inclusion. COVID protocols, including NLVaxPass verification, will be in place. 

Event details

Wednesday, November 17

8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch included) 

Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre


(Subject to change)

8:00 a.m.             Registration

8:45 a.m.             Welcoming Remarks

9:02 a.m.             Hilary Edmunds Training Facilitator, First Light (NL)

    An Introduction to First Light

9:30 a.m.             Kathy Hawkins, Program Manager, Inclusion NL (NL)

    Building Accessibility Confidence

9:50 a.m.             Refreshment Break

                            Networking Opportunity

10:20 a.m.           Return from Refreshment Break

10:22am              Karen Walsh, Executive Director/Project Consultant, Office to Advance Women Apprentices                  

   Progressing Women in Trades 

10:44 a.m.           Stephanie Howlett – CEO, Diversity NL (NL)

   The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations and How to Implement Effective DEI Strategies

11:44 a.m.           Morning sessions conclude

                            Networking Opportunity


   Luncheon Keynote speaker

   Amorell Saunders N’Daw, Partner and EDI Lead, KBRS (ON)

   Drilling Down on Diversity & Inclusion 

1:52 p.m.            Day Concludes

Delta St. John's Hotel & Conference Centre, Westmont Hospitality
120 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL A1C 6K4 Canada
Event Contact
Mike Daly
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (8:45 AM - 2:00 PM) (NST)
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