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


Event Details


Fenlands Recreation Centre
100 Mount Norquay Road
Banff, AB, T1L 1C3





11:30  Registration
           Welcoming remarks
           Networking & buffet lunch

12:30  Plenary presentations & table                     discussions

1:30    Break

1:45    Workshops Block A
           - Intercultural Communication                   - Diverse Workforce Retention

2:35    Break

2:40    Workshop Block B
           - Plain Language
          - Human Rights

Press conference: Workplace                       Inclusion Charter launch &                       presentation of certificates 


Ezgi Sarioglu
Red Deer Local Immigration Partnership
403 346 8818 – Ext. 268

Meagan Reid
Bow Valley Immigration Partnership
403 431 0705

Presentations on shuttle from Red Deer:

1:45 - 2:35 Workshops

Intercultural Awareness - Presented by Settlement Services in the Bow Valley
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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
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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
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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
Presentation Slides
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.

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Return transportation from Red Deer
Click here to register for the free shuttle bus from Red Deer to Banff. The bus will depart Red Deer at 8:30am and leave Banff at 4pm. Food, beverage, and a short professional development session will be provided on the bus.
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