According to United Nations Development Programme, business integrity includes diversity, inclusion, and gender equality in addition to anti-corruption compliance. Dishonest practices affect a company’s internal environment as well as the lives of its employees and the communities in which they reside. Examples include discrimination, the gender pay gap, exclusion from commercial possibilities, bullying, and sexual and other forms of harassment. Companies that aspire to lead in both diversity and inclusion and corporate integrity and, eventually, contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, must identify and solve these issues.
When the world changes, so do people’s perspectives on gender equity, diversity, and inclusion as they enter the job. An inclusive workplace is one where everyone feels equally included and supported in all aspects of the workplace, regardless of who they are or what they do for the firm.
In addition to being a fundamental human right, gender equality is also a precondition for a world that is stable, affluent, and sustainable. Equal rights, obligations, and opportunities apply to people of all genders. Organizations that treat women and men equally are safer, more prosperous economically, and have better working conditions. In order to advance gender equality, everyone has a responsibility.
In connection to this, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free training for its members on Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Participants of the training will be able to gain a strong understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion and its impact on the workplace; understand the difference and relationship between individual bias and systemic discrimination; and learn the difference between gender equity vs. gender equality. They will also gain an understanding of the history of diversity and inclusion and why it matters so much today; gain comfort discussing dimensions of diversity and gender equity and the way they affect employees’ experience of the workplace; and discuss privilege and its impact on how we see the rest of the world. In addition, attendees of this training will use a range of concepts, tools, and methods to understand how identity shapes our experiences in the workplace; gain a strong understanding of the importance of gender and sexual diversity and its impact on the workplace; get answers to the questions they are too embarrassed to ask concerning gender and sexual diversity; and gain knowledge on how to address people appropriately and navigate the complex glossary of terms.
Jamie O’Neill of the Uprise Consulting will be the trainer for this event. She is a skilled human capital strategist with more than 20 years of experience in training, consulting, and business. She is a driven individual with strong leadership and team building abilities. Jamie holds degrees in business administration from Acadia University and in leadership management from Royal Roads University. He is uniquely qualified to offer creative and perceptive solutions for leaders within organizations, linking thoughts and deeds to produce quantifiable results. Jamie finds fulfillment in assisting her clients in achieving their objectives and completing tasks in difficult environments.
The team at Uprise Consulting has 50 years of combined expertise in business management and leadership development. They take pride in having accelerated the success of businesses and executives. Universities, non-profits, large, medium, and small businesses all look to Uprise Consulting to realize their full potential and achieve success.
More information about this training at https://business.halifaxchamber.com/events/details/free-training-gender-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-3889?calendarMonth=2022-12-01
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