Community of Practice: Bridging differences - Toronto

Event Type : Community of Practice
Starts at May 28, 2024 9:30 AM Eastern
Finishes at May 28, 2024 12:30 PM Eastern

Bridging differences: Generative dialogue as a catalyst for DEI transformation 

Using an interactive experiential learning format, the participants will explore the concept of generative dialogue – a way of collaborating through conversation that reveals new knowledge and ideas for initiatives that individuals could not generate on their own – within the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. We will introduce the World Café method as a structured approach for facilitating impactful conversations to gain important insights to guide meaningful organizational change. 

Learning objectives

Participants will: 

  • Understand the principles and practices of generative dialogue and how it can be applied to DEI efforts. 
  • Learn the World Café method as an effective framework for guiding conversations that can uncover new perspectives and insights. 
  • Leave equipped with the tools and skills to develop a culture of dialogue that integrates human perspectives in DEI practice. 

Who can attend

This session is open to individuals at all levels of an organization interested in using dialogue as a tool to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.  


IGM Financial


180 Simcoe street, Toronto, ON M5T 2W5


Presentation language

  • English


  • Check-in will begin half an hour before the event start time and light refreshments will be provided. Please be sure to indicate any dietary accommodations on the registration form.
  • For in-person events, we ask that you limit the number of Employer Partner participants to five per organization. There is no limit to the number of EP participants for the virtual sessions.

Registration closes May 24 at 4 p.m. ET. Spaces are limited and registration will close before the deadline if capacity is reached.

For more information about this event or event-related registration, please contact [email protected].

For current Canadian Certified Inclusion Professionals (CCIPTM), this event qualifies for continued professional development credit. Contact [email protected] for more information.

For members of the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, 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.


Event Location

IGM Financial
180 Simcoe street
M5T 2W5