Durham: Leadership and the Inclusionary Mindset

Date and Time

Starts:10/14/2021 6:00 PM

Ends:10/14/2021 8:35 PM

Registration Closes:10/13/2021 4:00 PM

Event Type: Webinar

2.5 Hour(s)





Additional Information

Event Sponsor

The world has been galvanized by events that have surfaced the experiences and impact of systemic racism and exclusion, of primarily Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). By adopting an Inclusionary Mindset© we can take steps toward healing, narrowing the divide that confronts us. Let us LEAD together, building a road map to stronger more engaged teams and communities of authentic inclusion and belonging.

What are the leadership qualities needed to overcome the challenges that face us today, focusing on systemic racism and exclusion?
“Leader, know thyself” (unknown)

How do we extend our daily actions of befriending, nurturing and building relationships to our broader human family as we LEAD - building community, building country, adopting an Inclusionary Mindset©? “People may forget what you say, and people may forget what you, do but people never forget how you make them feel.” Maya Angelou

What if we build spaces of belonging for us all to heal, to thrive for the next seven generations and beyond? What does this look like?

This session will help to develop and or deepen HR Professionals understanding of the meaning of The Inclusionary Mindset and its importance.

 As participants are often the go-to for advice, handling and creating this mindset in the organization is paramount.

  • This session helps HR professionals to closely examine their HR practices and processes to determine whether its welcoming and inclusive for all employees.
  • This session provides information as to how HR professionals recruit, onboard, and how they retain talent that reflects the communities they serve/key stake holders (how do you recognize who’s not being represented?)
    • Some practices include the employee’s journey – prior to entering the workforce – connecting and presenting career options to schools and community groups.
    • When you hire individuals how do you ensure you have the right kind of training
    • Mentorship and sponsorship opportunities as an important part of retention and continued engagement to help foster a sense of belonging.
  • This session is intended to support individuals to be effective HR professionals by providing reflection points in knowing oneself; understanding our inherent biases, being authentic, vulnerable, and non-judgmental, yet highly effective.


6:30 pm Welcome Remarks and Introduction
6:40 pm Speaker Presentation
7:45 pm Questions
8:00 pm Event Concludes

Registration ends October 14, 2021 4PM

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!

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Rebecca Lauzon rlauzon@hrpa.ca

Speaker bio(s)
Marva Wisdom

A Senior Fellow at University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and a Fellow of the Environics Institute of Survey Research, Marva Wisdom is a leading voice on empowering social change and for decades, an advocate for social justice, equity and inclusivity. Her service delivery to local, national, and international clients include keynote speeches, workshop facilitation & design, and research through her company Wisdom Consulting. Marva’s clients include Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada; https://sidlee.com/en/ Sid Lee, Government of Canada, Government of Ontario; YWCA World; Canadian Research Insights Council; Canadian Institute of Actuaries; Caribbean Human Resources Professional Association; Canadian Mental Health Association (WW) and the University of Guelph, Upper Grand District and Avon Maitland District School Boards, to name a few. She has been a driving force as Director of Outreach and Engagement behind the well-received Black Experience Project (GTA) - a seven-year Environics Institute and partner research study. She is the director of the international ArtsEverywhere Festival, co-presented by Eramosa Institute and Musagetes Foundation. And she is the external Lead Advisor for the City of Guelph’s participatory national award winning, long-term Community Plan that is committed to setting a community standard for the elimination of systemic racism. Marva’s more than 30 years of volunteer leadership have included: Founding president of Guelph Black Heritage Society, chair of United Way Campaign, fundraising cabinet member of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, board chair of the YMCA-YWCA, long time Rotarian and national policy chair and platform chair for a major political party and vice chair of the Canadian Centre for Diversity. An advisory committee member of Operation Black Vote Canada and a member of the Black Fundraisers of Canada Collective, Marva holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from the University of Guelph and is its inaugural recipient of the Lang School of Business’ alumnae with impact award. Her other recognitions include the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, YWCA’s Woman of Distinction and Toronto Police Service Outstanding Community Leader Award. Marva added author to her list of achievements, contributing to a newly released book, Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love.