Winter CCDI online sessions

Jan 6th, 2021

Melissa Watton

Winter CCDI online sessions

Memorial is an employer partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). As part of this partnership, Memorial employees and retirees are invited to attend CCDI webinars. Below is a listing of the webinars being offered from January to April 2021.

Please click here to register for any of the below webinars.

When registering, please click on "Register as an Employer Partner", enter your MUN email address and contact information, click on "I work for a CCDI employer partner" and select Memorial University from the drop down menu.

If you have any questions or require accommodations, such as ASL interpreting or real-time captioning, please contact Tina Hickey, employment equity officer, Department of Human Resources.

In addition to the below webinars, a repository of recorded CCDI webinars is available. For instructions on how to access these webinars, please click here.

Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals

Date: Jan. 14, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Devika Pandey

What is diversity and inclusion? Why is this important for workplaces across Canada? What is the business, people and social imperative? Join this webinar to cover the building blocks of your D&I comprehension.

Safe Space for Dialogue – Encouraging Authenticity in the Workplace

Date: Jan. 26, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Devika Pandey

This webinar will define the true meaning of a frequently used, but often misunderstood terminology: "safe space". It will explore how we can encourage employees to be authentic and feel psychologically safe in the workplace. It will also discuss how to create a culture of safe spaces in the work environment in a way that is truly sustainable.

Moving the Needle from Equity to Justice

Date: Feb. 4, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Liliane Nkunzimana

Equity recognizes that different approaches have to be applied for fair results for diverse individuals. This webinar will move the needle from equity to justice to shed light on how organizations can develop approaches to individual approaches at the systems level.

Roundtable on the Topic of the Black Lives Matter in the Workplace

Date: Feb. 11, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Lenworth Wallace

Join this session as a panel discusses the Black Lives Matter movement and how it is impacting the workplace.

Addressing the Black Lives Matter Movement at Work

Date: Feb. 23, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Michelle Hawks

This webinar will address how you can appropriately address the Black Lives Matter movement and how you can start conversations and genuinely support your BIPOC co-workers / employees in a way that is meaningful to them.

The Measurements of Success

Date: March 18, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: TBD

Measurement is the only way to truly determine the success of your diversity and inclusion-led efforts. But what you measure and how you measure are just as important as the results they produce. Where and when do you use qualitative data over quantitative? This webinar will explore promising practices with respect to the measurement of your diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Busting the Myth – Reverse Racism

Date: March 23, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Michelle Hawks

Conventional wisdom is teaching us that the argument for reverse racism is rooted in theory and not in fact. Traditionally, it has been posited by individuals within the dominant race group who feel threatened by the diversity and inclusion conversation and by certain policies and practices which favour individuals belonging to minority race groups. This webinar will explore promising practices in addressing the fear of reverse discrimination and how we can work to deconstruct the myths that perpetuate it.

Inclusive Leadership

Date: April 6, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Neil Sainani

This webinar will explore what inclusive leadership should look like. It also provides participants with the strategies and knowledge they need to successfully implement inclusive leadership into their roles.

Linguistic Diversity in Canadian Workplaces

Date: April 20, 2021

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Lenworth Wallace

Linguistic diversity addresses how companies can be inclusive towards employees whose first language is not what is predominantly spoken in the province in which they work. It explores how Canada’s two official languages can promote the values of linguistic inclusion in the workplace.