Day 1 Agenda

(All Times in CDT)

Day 1  Pre-Summit Roundtable


Race Relations and Systemic Racism at Work


Tuesday November 10, 2020

 Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Morning Session: Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

10:00 am - Welcome and Introductions

10:15 Presentation - Joyce Odidison

Joyce Odidison

Systemic Racism and unconscious bias continues to be a very divisive and polarizing issue in workplaces. As we prepare for this summit I have clients who are terrified to sound the alarm on the racist comments, gestures and dismissive attitudes they encounter at work. This has resulted in repressed anger, depression, obesity, and the early unset of other chronic diseases for Blacks and other visible minority employees, contributing to unhealthy work experiences, this is another viewpoint that connects with the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Joyce will share how organizations can create a Wellness Mindset and Competency approach at Work to Eradicate Systemic Racism

10:50 Energy Break

11:00 am - Panel Discussion

  • Expert Panel discussion
  • Expert panel weigh-in on Wellness Mindset SolutionSolutions exploration, questions from audience, summary and wrap-up.

12:00 pm - Lunch Break

Afternoon Session Time:

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Why Black Lives Matter – The Strategic Imperative from Diversity to Inclusion

Alex Ihama

Due to the racial revolution of our time, the topic of systemic racism has made its way to the top of the agendas of organizations and governments around the world. As a result, people and organizations need to identify and deal with the unconscious biases that are hindering diversity, inclusion and equity in business, churches, schools, associations, all arms of government. 

Since 1999, Alex has been working with reputable organizations like the Bank of Montreal, Moneris Solutions, CIBC, Canada Basketball, the City of Toronto, the City of Markham, Region of Peel and even arms of the United Nations to share and develop strategic and sustainable solutions to eliminate systemic racism, maximize diversity and build equitable and inclusive corporate cultures.

  • Alex will be sharing an uncommon perspective of Why Black Lives Matter and the Strategic Imperative from Diversity to Inclusion.

1:00 pm - Why Black Lives Matter – The Strategic Imperative from Diversity to Inclusion

1:45 - Designing Solutions to Systematic Racism - Panel Discussion

2:45  - Mindset and Competency Working Group, Solutions exploration,

3:15 - Questions from audience, summary and wrap-up.

3:30 - Adjourn

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