Community of Practice: Operationalizing DEI - Montreal

Event Type : Community of Practice
Starts at November 01, 2023 2:00 PM Eastern
Finishes at November 01, 2023 5:00 PM Eastern

Operationalizing DEI: Identifying challenges and finding a way forward

DEI professionals strive to create change in organizations, but they face obstacles in implementing these solutions, and their efforts often do not yield desired outcomes. In an ever-changing landscape, DEI professionals benefit from convening to exchange ideas and practical strategies. In this interactive community of practice event, we will facilitate discussions around developing and implementing DEI initiatives, identifying challenges DEI practitioners face, and collaborating to find a way forward.

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • Share and compare experiences of DEI efforts with peers.
  • Identify prevalent challenges DEI professionals face in developing and implementing DEI initiatives.
  • Develop potential solutions to address identified obstacles and advance individual organizations’ DEI efforts.

Who should attend?

This session is open to anyone involved in DEI efforts at their organization. This includes DEI professionals, DEI council members, ERG members, leaders, and DEI champions.  


Business Development Bank of Canada


Rez-de-chaussée, 5 Pl. Ville-Marie, Montréal, Quebec H3B 5E7


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 October 27 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

BDC - Business Development Bank of Canada
Rez-de-chaussée, 5 Pl. Ville-Marie
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 5E7