2018 Workplace Inclusion Forum
Tuesday, October 16th. 11:30am-4:00pm.
Fenlands Recreation Centre, Banff, AB.
A gathering of workplace inclusion leaders from the Bow Valley and Red Deer, the Workplace Inclusion Forum is equal parts professional development and celebration.
Managers, human resource professionals, and senior leaders should attend this event to:
Learn tips and tricks to promote inclusion in the workplace
Connect with peers and inclusion leaders across sectors and regions
Sign or be recognized for commitment to the Workplace Inclusion Charter
Fenlands Recreation Centre
100 Mount Norquay Road
Banff, AB, T1L 1C3
Networking & buffet lunch
12:30 Plenary presentations & table discussions (working lunch)
1:45 Workshops Block A
- Intercultural Communication - Diverse Workforce Retention
2:40 Workshop Block B
- Plain Language
- Human Rights
3:30 Press conference: Workplace Inclusion Charter launch & presentation of certificates
For more INFORMATION:
Red Deer Local Immigration Partnership
403 346 8818 – Ext. 268
Bow Valley Immigration Partnership
403 431 0705
1:45 - 2:35 Workshops
Intercultural Awareness - Presented by Settlement Services in the Bow Valley
This interactive session will introduce key concepts related to intercultural awareness and competency, with a focus on workplace scenarios. Challenges and barriers will be identified in areas such as cross cultural communication, conflict resolution and more. Appropriate tools will be recommended for best practices and solutions.
Diverse Workforce Retention - Presented by Alberta Global Talent
This workshop will cover the motivation themes of people who stay in their jobs. To explore what factors contribute to retention of a diverse workforce we will look at the role of cultural responsiveness of managers who work directly with new hires. We will candidly discuss the kinds of issues employers may encounter in their efforts to build a truly inclusive and productive workplace environment. Topics addressed will include:
- Motivation factors for retention and how to increase them
- Strategies to build culturally responsive managers
- How to deal effectively and promptly with problems so employees feel safe
- Performance coaching for the diverse workforce
- Best practices for addressing discrimination, harassment or racism
2:40 -3:30 Workshops
Plain Language in the Workplace - Presented by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills
What is plain language? How can it benefit your business and improve employee engagement? This introduction to the principles and practice of plain language communication is perfect for leaders and those who write and design workplace documents.
Human Rights in the Workplace - Presented by the Alberta Human Rights Commission
This workshop will provide an introduction to Alberta’s human rights legislation, the duty to accommodate, understanding harassment in the workplace, and strategies for preventing harassment in the workplace.
The Workplace Inclusion Forum is made possible by: