North Bay | Northwestern | Northeastern: 03.11.21 *VIRTUAL* Overcoming Adversity Through the Lens of Diversity and Inclusion

Date and Time

Starts:03/11/2021 1:00 PM

Ends:03/11/2021 4:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

3 Hour(s)



Price: Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Joze shares his journey of overcoming the adversity of being different by discussing empowerment through self-acceptance, facing fears through repeated exposure to discomfort and the necessity of organizations and HR professionals to develop a more nuanced understanding of the diverse challenges that an employee or prospective hire might be facing. Beyond merely labelling, D&I is a complex tango, it takes two: the empowerment of the individual and the inclusive acceptance from the other members of the organization. Session breakdown: Keynote (60 minutes) Q&A (30 minutes) Interactive Workshop* (90 minutes) *including breakout room sessions and interactive discussion to collectively formulate the obstacle/opportunity and potential solutions drawing upon the experiences/best practices of the attendees from their respective organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increased sensitivity and empathy towards people who face challenges different to their own leading to improved communication, relationships and performance in the workplace
  2. A more nuanced understanding to build more effective Diversity & Inclusion workplace and school initiatives that focus equally on improving the environment while also empowering the individual to act in spite of fear and empowering individuals to face their own obstacles, fears, and insecurities and unlock their true potential
  3. A renewed motivation to conquer personal obstacles in order to skyrocket leadership potential and effectiveness as an HR professional

During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  ALL cancellations MUST be received in writing, 3 business days in advance of the event, to  Registration fees are 100% non-refundable after that time. If it is a complimentary event, a $30 no-show fee invoice will be issued to those registrants who do not attend and have not provided the required notice. Cancellation Deadline is Tues. Mar. 9/21.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Tues. Mar. 9/21 at 11:59pm.

QUESTIONS: Please reach out to Tracey Gallacher or Tammy Williams if you have any questions

Speaker bio(s)
Joze Piranian

After spending most of his life avoiding speaking due to a debilitating stutter, Joze Piranian is now a TEDx speaker, the winner of the Inspirational Speaker of the year award in 2017 and a stand-up comedian who has performed in 3 continents and 3 languages! One of his talks went viral online this year; they were viewed by more than three million people worldwide. When delivering his transformational keynotes at conferences and organizations, Joze shares his tale of overcoming adversity to motivate others to face their fears, overcome their obstacles and skyrocket their true potential in both their professional and personal lives. Joze holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Psychology from McGill University and a Master of International Business from Queen’s University. He is passionate about travelling as well as foreign languages – he stutters in six of them!