Your Pathway to 50 – 30 Challenge Success 

Specialized Workshops Tailored for Business Objectives in

Diversity and Inclusion

Aligning EDI with Sustainable Business

The UN Global Compact Network Canada and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) present a series of practical, results-oriented workshops in support of the 50 – 30 Challenge. With a focus on actionable insights and peer-to-peer learning, these courses are designed to enable your organization to meet the 50 – 30 Challenge targets: 50% gender parity and 30% representation of equity-deserving groups on boards and/ or in senior management roles. 

Core Courses

Complete these core courses to build a solid foundation in equity, diversity, and inclusion, and then embark upon the specialized workshops of two distinct learning pathways. 

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fundamentals and Unconscious Bias (120 minutes)
  • Respect: Workplace Wellbeing (120 minutes)

Tailored Learning Pathways for Every Organization

Our specialized pathways, the Practitioner’s Path and the Leader’s Path, offer curated workshops to meet your unique business needs in key areas proven to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within your organization. These advanced courses are tailored to complement your organization’s strategic objectives and help you navigate the complexities of creating an inclusive environment. 

The Practitioner's Path

Designed for DEI professionals, as well as transformative leaders and individuals committed to learning the practical skills required to cultivate inclusive environments. To earn a certificate of completion, participants are required to complete the two core courses in addition to a selection of at least three specialized workshops from the Practitioner's Path.

The Leader’s Path  

Created specifically for top-level executives, business owners, industry leaders, team or project managers, and decision-makers aiming to integrate DEI into their management or leadership style. Participants seeking a certificate of completion must successfully complete the two core courses, along with a minimum of two tailored workshops from the Leader's Path.

Workshops Schedule

In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, we are extending an exclusive series of capacity-building workshops to those actively participating in the 50 – 30 Challenge.

Kindly note that eligibility for these workshops is restricted to 50 – 30 Challenge participants. Registration by non-participants will result in automatic disqualification. Are you ready to join the 50 – 30 Challenge? Learn more here.

Workshops Schedule

January 2024

DEI Fundamentals and Unconscious Bias (Core Course)

This core course is designed to provide an overview of the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and discuss why these should be prioritized in Canadian workplaces. It will also delve into the topic of unconscious bias and its different manifestations including sources and types of bias. Participants will have the opportunity to explore what it means to be a diversity champion during the session through facilitated case studies, peer-to-peer learning, and other engaging capacity-building activities. At the end of the session, participants will be able to mitigate bias, embrace differences, and return to their workplace with strategies and reflective changes to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Register for this safe and supportive learning experience: Tuesday 23 January 2024, 2 PM - 4 PM ET

Respect: Workplace Wellbeing (Core Course)

Workplaces are microcosms of society and negative attitudes or behaviours such as microaggression, antagonism, and bullying can be prevalent in these spaces. This session explores negative behaviours in the workplace, highlighting how they can impact employee well-being and organizational culture. Through case studies, statistical analysis, and peer-to-peer learning, participants will gain a deeper understanding of what constitutes genuine respect in the workplace and how to ensure they are contributing to an inclusive environment. At the end of the session, attendees will have learned strategies to activate their allyship and combat microaggressions and workplace discrimination, while promoting individual and organizational wellbeing.

Register for this safe and supportive learning experience: Wednesday 24 January 2024 1 PM - 3 PM ET

Intercultural Competence (Practitioner’s Path)

This workshop is a deep dive into improving cultural competency in the workplace with a focus on dimensions of the cultural development model, intercultural sensitivity training, and sharing strategies to enhance professional communication and respect for cultural diversity. Participants will leave the session with tested strategies to enhance their professional intercultural competence and build capacity for this work at their organizations.

Register for this safe and supportive learning experience: Tuesday 30 January 2024 11 AM - 1 PM ET

February 2024

Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Practitioner’s Path)

It’s one thing to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) in your organization; it's another to do this with a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens. This workshop provides an overview of leading principles-based frameworks that can help your organization advance responsible business conduct by embedding DEI in your CSR efforts across the workplace, marketplace, and community. Participants will expand their understanding of how CSR efforts with strong DEI integration can improve employee wellbeing, align with international human rights and decent work standards, and have positive impacts on the community in which your organization operates.

Register for this safe and supportive learning experience: Tuesday 13 February 2024 12 PM - 2 PM ET

Closing the Wage Gap: Measurement and Analytics (Practitioner’s Path)

This optional course will examine how unaddressed wage gaps negatively impact organizations and the strategies you can use to close existing wage gaps. By examining current Canadian wage gap demographics as well as providing participants with an opportunity to understand salary audits, data monitoring on wage gaps, and the importance of transparency, participants will leave this session with tips and methods to work towards identifying and removing discriminatory remuneration practices.

Register for this safe and supportive learning experience: Thursday 29 February 2024 11 AM - 1 PM ET

March 2024

Talent Management Pt I: Recruitment and Hiring Practices (Practitioner's Path)

This two-part course starts with exploring components of the recruitment process. From understanding and managing bias to reviewing recruitment hiring policies and practices, participants will learn how to develop inclusive recruitment practices adaptable for all workplaces.

Register for this safe and supportive learning experience: Tuesday 5 March 2024 11 AM - 1 PM ET

Talent Management Pt. II: Retention and Beyond (Practitioner's Path)

A continuation of the two-part talent management workshop, this session focuses on career development and succession planning. Through tracking and monitoring retention for systemically marginalized groups, removing barriers to development opportunities and financial and non-financial rewards across rank and function, this workshop will help your organization ensure its career development and succession planning processes include an DEI lens.

Register for this safe and supportive learning experience: Wednesday 20 March 2024 11 AM - 1 PM ET

Why Participate?

  • Elevate your organizational strategy by integrating the business case for DEI
  • Meet the 50 – 30 Challenge objectives with expert guidance and actionable steps.
  • Implement proven strategies to experience tangible benefits in workplace DEI
  • Connect with a network of industry leaders for enriched peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.
  • Seamlessly align your DEI efforts with the Sustainable Development Goals for a global impact.

For more information about these workshops, please reach out to our team here.