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The Power of Diversity and Inclusivity: A Business Case

June 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

WEDNESDAY POWER LUNCH SESSIONS – presented in partnership with Capilano University Continuing Studies

FREE for WVCC Members and Future Members

The Power of Diversity and Inclusivity: a business case:
With diversity and inclusion issues front and center in the news of late, it seems incumbent on businesses to make sure that all employees be aware of and knowledgeable about what it means to have a diverse and inclusive workplace, and, more importantly, what it means to them personally.

Moving beyond the hype, however, what does it really mean on a detailed level to a business operation to have an inclusive workplace with a diverse employee base? This workshop moves beyond the ‘noise’ to look at the challenges and extraordinary benefits involved in ensuring that your workplace is equitable, fair, and respectful.

Facilitator: Melissa Lyon
Melissa Lyon is a specialist in inclusion, diversity, and accessibility on a number of fronts, having completed a masters in Special Education while advocating for diversity and inclusion through a number of public speaking engagements along the way. Having lived with minor cerebral palsy and epilepsy her entire life, she has first-hand experience with the challenges that meet diverse employees head on in the workplace. Melissa has worked directly in an educational capacity with indigenous communities and brings a unique perspective to diversity and inclusion in the business environment.

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June 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm