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.
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
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
Luncheon Keynote speaker
Amorell Saunders N’Daw, Partner and EDI Lead, KBRS (ON)
Drilling Down on Diversity & Inclusion
1:52 p.m. Day Concludes
120 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL A1C 6K4 Canada