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Diversity on a dime – Kitchener-Waterloo

Your budget has been slashed, the economy is in a downturn, you’ve had a change in staff – any of these things can derail your D&I initiatives. What can you do?

This session will focus on how you can keep the momentum going without costing your organization any hard dollars – in other words, how to do things on the cheap.

We will share best practices in:

  • Creating multiple champions
  • Leveraging ERGs & Diversity Councils
  • Events and initiatives
  • Learning and development

Guided discussions are facilitated to analyze a specific challenge participants are facing within their organizations. Participants at similar levels in their diversity journey are placed in groups to share experiences and lessons learned. This exchange helps participants to share knowledge of how to develop a flourishing diversity strategy on a fixed budget.

Participants will walk away with practical tools to implement inside your organizations to help you keep the momentum going.

Who should attend:

This event is for  leaders, managers, or designated employees involved or interested in the planning and executing of diversity and equity strategies.


  • Breakfast and registration
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Presentation from CCDI leadership team
  • Networking break
  • Facilitated group discussions and debrief
  • Wrap up

About the presenter:

CCDI Team photo - Susan Rogers Susan Rogers is the Chief Client Officer with CCDI. She is a proactive and respected leader with in-depth and broad experience in leading diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining CCDI, Susan had a 20+ year professional career with Xerox which included several years in sales, marketing, management and human resources. At Xerox, Susan directed and oversaw Diversity & Inclusion nationally to ensure the organization was an employer and supplier of choice through the promotion of the organization to corporate Canada, and through leading the organization in the achievement of numerous forms of external D&I recognition, including being named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Diversity and one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians.

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Event details:

Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am ET
Venue: CMHA Waterloo Wellington
1 Blue Springs Drive
Waterloo, ON N2J 4M1

Registration for this event is now closed.

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions

For members of the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and the Yukon: this program may qualify for credit in the area of Practice Management as part of your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development, as required by your Law Society. To learn more, click on the link to your province above or contact your local Law Society.

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