Education

Summer 2019 Education Program

Recognizing & Addressing Bullying in the Workplace

Date: June 20, 2019 

Time: 9 am to 12 pm 

Join Catherine Anley, Senior Consultant EDI in Human Resource Services and Wade King, Director, Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights to develop awareness and skill in identifying and eliminating bullying behaviours to create more respectful and psychologically safe working environments. The facilitators will lead an engaging and interactive introduction to key concepts; the conditions in which bullying behaviours may flourish; recognizing potential indicators; understanding the roles and responsibilities of managers/supervisors and other team members; and, introduce methods to address bullying behaviours in the workplace including those available at the University of Alberta.

Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Date: June 27, 2019

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm 

The University of Alberta Institutional Strategic Plan identifies “Build a diverse, inclusive community of exceptional students, faculty, and staff from Alberta, Canada, and the world” as a strategic goal (For the Public Good).  Inclusive work environments contribute to psychologically safe work environments and align with the new Occupational Health & Safety Act.  This introductory workshop will engage participants in conversations exploring what it means to be inclusive. Through interactive activities, self-reflection, and thoughtful discussion, we will consider our roles in creating an inclusive team environment. Together, we will answer the question: How do we continuously work towards creating inclusive workplaces?

From Bias Awareness To Action

Date: July 17, 2019 

Time: 9 am to 12 pm 

If you have a brain, you have biases! Biases are shortcuts that help us to make sense of the world.  Sometimes though, they can hinder our ability to be fair and objective, despite our best intentions.  This 3-hour introductory workshop will provide an overview of what biases are; how they develop and are reinforced over time; strategies to identify what some individual biases might be; and, suggestions on how to lessen negative impacts on decision making and relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.  

EDI: What is it and why does it matter?

Date: August 21, 2019 

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm 

This engaging and interactive session will provide an introduction to a selection of concepts central to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion such as identity, intersectionality, power, and privilege.  Participants will also be introduced to human rights, employment equity, and occupational health and safety legislation, related University policies, and our institutional Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity,  There will be opportunities for reflection on our spheres of influence to advance EDI in our working environments.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion


Human Resource Services is pleased to have an institutional partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). We encourage you to access the employer partner benefits as you seek to create respectful and inclusive workplaces.

A selection of employer partner benefits include:

  • Unlimited access to live and interactive webinars that feature topics on diversity and inclusion.
  • Unlimited attendance at their Community of Practice (COP) events.
  • Access to the annual D&I: The UnConference. NOTE: We are given 4 free passes a year, if you would like a pass for an upcoming UnConference, please contact hrequity@ualberta.ca
  • Unlimited access to the online Knowledge Repository, curated with 600+ documents, reports, toolkits, templates and other content for people engaged with diversity and inclusion in Canada. NOTE: For access to the knowledge repository, email kr@ccdi.ca and provide your CCID, they will respond with a login and password for the knowledge repository. 

If you would like more information, please contact hrequity@ualberta.ca