Algoma Using Behavioural Design to Increase Diversity and Inclusion

Date and Time

Starts:03/15/2022 12:00 PM

Ends:03/15/2022 1:15 PM

Registration Closes:03/14/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.25 CPD Hour(s)



Members Free / $5 Donation / Non-member $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

This is a joint partnership with the Algoma, Thousand Islands, West Toronto Chapters.

Traditional methods of changing minds and hearts (unconscious bias training, policies, employee resource groups, etc.) have not yielded the changes we would have expected around diversity and inclusion. With diversity and inclusion quickly becoming a top priority in organizations we need to look at other ways to increase inclusion.

How can we design for inclusion - what if we did not have to rely on individuals interrupting their implicit biases to make better (unbiased) decisions and we could design processes and programs that nudge them to be more inclusive?

Drawing from the field of behavioural economics, how do we use behavioural design concepts and ideas to design a more inclusive workplace.


  • Define what is behavioural design and nudging
  • Describe why using behavioural insights to design a more inclusive workplace is a good idea
  • Explain what problem we are trying to solve and how to design talent systems, programs and processes that are inclusive


NOON to 1:15 pm Presentation

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Speaker bio(s)
Gabriela Zuniga, CHRL, D&I Consultant

Gabby Zuniga (she/hers) is the founder and principal consultant of Inclusive Kind a diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting practice that is dedicated to helping organizations create cultures and experiences where everyone can succeed. Most recently she was the Diversity and Inclusiveness Leader at EY, Canada leading the development, execution, and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy. She has over 20 years of experience working in Human Resources and Organizational Development and has worked in Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto supporting a variety of organizations and industries. Her passion is taking academic research and insights and practically applying them to increase diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Giving everyone a greater opportunity to thrive. She has a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Toronto, a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Toronto and holds the Canadian Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.