Unconscious Bias: Eliminating Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and other Discrimination

Date and Time

Starts:02/02/2021 1:30 PM

Ends:02/02/2021 2:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Complimentary

Non-Members: $30 + Taxes

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This webinar will explore racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination in the workplace. Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of outward discrimination as well as unconscious bias in the current work environment including key terms, strategies and tools for improvement.

41 percent of HR professionals report some degree of harassment and discrimination in their workplace compared to 16 percent of all employees across Ontario. HR Professionals are 2.6X more likely to report witnessing harassment and discrimination than the average employee across Ontario businesses. This webinar will explore ways to affectively identify and resolve biases and inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. It will also deep dive on the tools HRPA and Diversio provide HR professionals to get them started on combatting bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

• Develop a Common Language - Define terms and discuss diversity and inclusion vocabulary in a way that the entire workforce can understand.

• Understand the Status Quo - An overview of bias and discrimination in the workplace, what is the common employee experiences

• Learn how to implement tools and strategies to eliminate bias discrimination in the workplace

• Build internal systems that encourage reporting and employees to speak up about their experiences

Target Audience: HR Professionals, Consultants

The HRPA is committed to making a profound and positive impact on Ontario's D&I policy and practice by equipping members with the tools they need to lead change and advocate on their behalf. HRPA and Diversio have partnered to offer a number of tools and resources for HRPA members and their organizations to use and to support them taking action to embrace D&I.

Speaker bio(s)
Anna   Klimbovskaia, COO and Co-Founder of Diversio

Anna Klimbovskaia is the COO & co-founder of Diversio, a technology company that leverages data to analyze, improve, and track diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She was formerly Director of Research for the Office of the CEO at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she led RBC’s thought leadership on the Future of Work and developed RBCUpSkill, a digital tool helping Canadians build resiliency in an age of AI and workplace automation. Anna is and Advisor for the Pan-Canadian K-12 Computer Science Education Framework, a joint initiative between Canada Learning Code, Amazon and the Government of Canada.

Stephanie Dei, Director of Client Success

Stephanie is the Director of Client Success at Diversio where she is committed to ensuring clients meet and exceed their diversity and inclusion goals. Stephanie previously worked with UN Women advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment through multi-stakeholder dialogues across the G7. Stephanie is a Special Advisor on women entrepreneurship at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University and the Non-Executive Director at global frontier markets risk firm DaMina Advisors. Stephanie volunteers as Vice President, Finance for the Board of Organization of Women in International Trade - Toronto Chapter. Stephanie holds a BA Honors in Political Science and Law from Carleton University, Canada, and a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.