EDISJ training: LGBTQ2+ Inclusion in the Workplace
Improve cross-functional team connections and trust as it relates to LGBTQ2+ inclusivity and awareness. Canada has made leaps and bounds towards creating a more LGBTQ2+ inclusive place to live, learn, work and play, but there is still more work to be done. As an individual and within an organization, you hold the power to abolish workplace discrimination and exclusion, leading to much needed change. Ensuring safety, inclusion and a better future for those identifying as LGBTQ2+ starts with you.
In this training, you will learn through self-reflection exercises, real life cases and heartfelt stories why creating inclusion makes the world a better place for all. Together we will move the obstacles that separate, and find common ground amid the unknown. Come prepared to accept the cultural mosaic that is life, through consciousness and consideration.
Learn how to:
- Connect with others from a place of curiosity over judgment.
- Develop and utilize top three inclusivity practices.
- Implement tools that will cultivate personal and organizational change.
- And, learn the six obstacles that inhibit an inclusive workplace culture, and how to dismantle them, making way for inclusion and innovation.
- Inclusion and Allyship for 2SLGBTQI+: Thursday, Nov. 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
- Creating a 2SLGBTQI+ Inclusive Culture: Thursday, Nov. 24 from noon to 1 p.m.
- Living Beyond the Binary: Thursday, Dec. 1 from noon to 1 p.m.
Deadline to register is Nov. 10; sign up online. OC employees and students are eligible to sign up. Sessions will be held on Zoom.
April 4, 2023
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June 7, 2022
Grads of Okanagan College’s Animation Diploma program are finding their skills have never been in higher demand. First- and second-year students showed samples of their artwork and demo reels to industry partners at OC’s annual Animation Industry Night on May 17. “Lots of the work was very professional,” says James Wood, Chair of Okanagan College’s Animation Department. “Our program is short, but intense. The instructors make sure the students have a realistic understanding of what they need do to succeed in a competitive and demanding wo...Read more...
May 30, 2022
Business students from Okanagan College are once again able to travel to Jyväskylä, Finland to experience an international summer school at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Finland’s education system is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. OC Business Professor Blair Baldwin, who has taught Services Design at JAMK for several summers, says working in Finland has helped him innovate and create new teaching methodologies. “JAMK employs experiential learning across its curriculum,” he says. “They stress critical thinkin...Read more...
May 27, 2022
Okanagan College students will once again be competing for the Canadian title after qualifying for the Enactus National Exposition with a first-place finish in their league during the semi-final round. Enactus teams at post-secondary institutions across Canada competed virtually earlier this month, and Okanagan College scooped up top position in the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge, and runner-up in the Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge for the Unusually Good Food Co. project. It also included national runner-up in Shaw and RBC accelerators...Read more...