Ottawa and District: Diversity & Inclusion

Date and Time

Starts:06/02/2021 6:00 PM

Ends:06/02/2021 7:30 PM

Registration Closes:06/01/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)


FREE Members OR Donate $5 l $30 Non-members


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Ottawa 05.13.21 VIRTUAL  Diversity & Inclusion

Please join us for an overview of the principles of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace. The presentation will be followed by an applied case exercise, and a question and answer period.


  • Learn about the principles of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Learn how HR professionals can be leaders of D&I in their workplaces
  • Use a case exercise to learn how to apply to the workplace as an HR professional

Speaker bio(s)
Katherine Breward, Total Rewards

Katherine Breward is an Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg. She holds undergraduate degrees in sociology and adult education, a MBA, and a PhD in organizational behaviour from the Richard Ivey School of Business (Western University). Katherine returned to academe after a 16 year career selling and implementing large-scale ERP and CRM solutions, giving her direct experience in a broad range of organizational settings. She has also been a Director on several not-for-profit boards including regional immigrant acculturation agencies and the Elizabeth Fry Society. Her research is centered around labour market access for historically disadvantaged populations, with a particular focus on best practices in disability accommodation. Her most recent work focuses on accommodation strategies for psychiatric disabilities and for people who are neurodiverse. Katherine Breward’s research has appeared in Palgrave McMillan’s Research Handbook on Disability at Work, the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, the Case Research Journal, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal. Dr. Breward is also a strong advocate of case-based teaching and an award winning case writer. She teaches a range of HR related courses, including her signature course “Leadership and Fairness in Complex Organizations”. When not working Katherine enjoys spending time maintaining her 25 acre berry orchard with her husband, reading inclusive science fiction and fantasy novels, and hanging out with a menagerie of beloved pets.