Grand Valley - Disrupting Diversity and Inclusion | A Science Based Approach

Date and Time

Starts:10/08/2021 12:00 PM

Ends:10/08/2021 1:30 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-members; $30 + HST


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Despite good intentions and stated commitment, the representation of women and diverse leaders has not progressed as far as we had hoped. We need a new approach - one that goes beyond trying to change mindsets, building awareness and implementing programs with little result.



  1. Participants will learn a new approach to make faster progress towards diverse and inclusive workplaces
  2. Participants will understand how to interrupt bias in talent processes
  3. Participants will build an understanding of how evidence and science can be applied to build inclusion in the workplace



12:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions

12:10 pm – Presentation and Q&A

1:30 pm - Event Concludes


Registration Closes

Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm.


Registration Difficulties or Questions

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Learning & Giving Back!  

As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout.  Thank you!


Speaker – Syvlia Apostolidis

Sylvia Apostolidis is the President at The Jasmar Group, a behaviour change consultancy helping companies build team belonging, culture, and performance.  Sylvia founded The Jasmar Group in response to organizations frustrated with the glacial rate of change in advancing workplace diversity and inclusion. Committed to finding real solutions to a complex issue, her company brings an evidence-based approach and draws on insights from behavioural science to design solutions with lasting impact.

Sylvia is a respected expert on diversity, inclusion and women's leadership. Since 2005, she has been advising leading companies across Canada to build equitable workplaces, including ten years as a senior consultant with Catalyst. She holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a Master of Science (Sociology) from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.