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Inclusive Change Agent Program

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Inclusive Change Agent Program

Friday, April 30, 2021 5:30 AM - Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:30 PM (PDT)


Developing inclusive and diverse workplaces

HR and organizational leaders with an interest in fostering diversity and inclusion practices within their tech organization are invited to participate in our Inclusive Change Agent Program.

This program is a part of HR Tech Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project to increase the attraction, retention and advancement of women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, people of colour, newcomers to Canada, and individuals who identify as LGBTQIAS+ in addition to all under- represented groups in skilled occupations in B.C.’s technology sector. The learning outcomes for this 3- day program (spread over 2 months) are:

Learning Outcomes (subject to minor modifications):

1. Identify your underlying beliefs, areas of privilege and personal bias
2. Articulate a compelling story for diversity, equity and inclusion
3. Facilitate organizational dialogue on DEI concepts, psychological safety and microaggressions 4. Apply communication techniques that open dialogue and shift perspectives
5. Identify how beliefs, privilege and personal bias underpin organizational systems such as attraction, recruitment and development and what to do about them
6. Identify the forces for and the forces against DEI within your own organization
7. Design a systematic approach to build diversity and inclusion best practices for your organization
8. Access information and resources to be able to advocate for underrepresented groups 9. Build a network to support and leverage tech sector learning
10. Apply learning in practical ways between sessions


1. 5+ years of experience in HR or other organizational leadership capacity
2. Commitment to be present on all 3 days, along with 2 intersessional calls taking place between sessions (1 hour per call)





Victoria, BC Canada

Course Location: Delivered virtually via Zoom

Friday, April 30, 2021 5:30 AM - Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:30 PM (PDT)

1. Full Day Session: April 30th, 2021 (8:30am – 4:30pm)
2. Intersession Call: May 10th, 2021 (1 hour, between 9:00am - 4:30pm. Exact time TBC)

3. Full Day Session: May 27th, 2021 (8:30am – 4:30pm)
4. Intersession Call: June 15th, 2021 (1 hour, between 9:00am - 4:30pm. Exact time TBC)

5. Full Day Session: June 29th, 2021 (8:30am – 4:30pm)

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