2012 BC Workplace Inclusion Conference

Learn. Discuss. Connect. Business Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion

2012 BC Workplace Inclusion Conference
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
8:30am - 5:00pm  Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver BC

Open Door Group and the BC Employer Diversity Forum present the 2nd Annual BC Workplace Inclusion Conference. The conference brings together over 150 BC Employers to learn, discuss and connect with each other around Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace from a business perspective. Hear from and connect with leaders in the business community such as Electronic Arts, Deloitte, Safeway, ICBC, Telus amongst several more.

The Conference also includes a special luncheon to recognize individuals and businesses that have demonstrated a genuine commitment to supporting inclusive workplaces. For more information on the awards, go to: http://www.opendoorgroup.org/2012-bc-workplace-inclusion-awards111.php

Conference Agenda

BC Workplace Inclusion Conference
BC Workplace Inclusion Conference
8:30 - 9:00     Registration, Tea & Coffee and Networking

9:00 - 9:15     Opening remarks: Open Door Group, Chair of the BC Employer Diversity Forum

9:15 - 9:45     MORNING KEYNOTE:

Fiona Easton, TELUS, HR-Manager, TELUS Diversity & Inclusiveness

9:45 - 11:00    

EMPLOYER PANEL DISCUSSION: “Trends and Practices in Diversity and Inclusion”

Ginger Maseda, ELECTRONIC ARTS, Global Diversity and Inclusion
Shala Chandani, ICBC Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
Cliff Yeo, SAFEWAY, Human Resources
Leah Carlson, IMPARK, Manager of Customer Service

11:00 - 11:15  


11:15 - 12:00
  Learn, Discuss and Connect BREAK for Networking and meeting with Exhibitors

12:00 - 12:30  LUNCH

12:30 - 1:00  

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE Kenneth Fredeen, DELOITTE General Counsel and Chair of the Panel  on Labour Market Participation for Persons with Disabilities initiated by The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance.

1:00 - 1:30    AWARDS CEREMONY  Nominations for the

2012 BC Workplace Inclusion Awards

are now being accepted and will close on August 31st. Click here to nominate  in one or more of the following categories:
    (a) Individual Employee Recognition,
    (b) Manager/Leadership Recognition,
    (c) Overall Workplace Culture Recognition - Under 50 Employees
    (d) Overall Workplace Over 50 Employees
    (e) Non-profit/Social Enterprise Recognition

1:30 - 4:30    


Topics include:
    (1) "Practices to begin implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy", facilitated by Erin Robinson, Diversity & Inclusion, Manager Vancity and Shala Chandani, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, ICBC
    (2) "Inclusive Workplaces through engaging in Inclusive Communities", facilitated by Parker Johnson, EEO Office, City of Vancouver
    (3) "Engaging and Retaining a Diverse Workforce", facilitated by Karen Rolston, Director of the UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

4:30 - 5:00    

Learn, Discuss and Connect Networking and Conference Close


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