Program Directors

Laura Williams, LL.B, CSP

Williams HR Law LLP

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This transformative program, tailored for human resources professionals, is designed to elevate your understanding of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within the workplace.

Unlock the full spectrum of insights and strategies from industry experts to not only navigate the intricacies of the legal framework and reduce risk, but to also drive positive change and foster a truly inclusive workplace environment.

An essential component of this program will be the practical interactive workshops on investigating allegations of racism, systemic racism, and bias in the workplace (Day 2); the duty to accommodate (Day 3) and identifying and overcoming resistance (Day 4).  

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

This intensive program will enable you to:

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape surrounding EDI, ensuring compliance, and mitigating potential risks

Develop and articulate a compelling business case for EDI

Identify nuanced individual and organizational factors contributing to discrimination; and proactive strategies to combat them

Craft a robust plan to diversify your organization, equipped with innovative strategies to overcome resistance and foster inclusivity

Establish clear goals and metrics to measure progress, providing tangible evidence of the impact of your EDI initiatives

Develop an impactful EDI communication strategy and plan, amplifying your organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Who Should Attend

HR Professionals who lead or participate in their organization’s EDI programs/initiatives

Managers of HR

People & Culture Managers

Disability and Return to Work Managers

Training and Benefits Specialists

EDI Consultants

Employment and/or Labour Relations Consultants

Mediators and Arbitrators of Employment, Labour Law and Human Rights Disputes


Program Director

Headshot of Laura Williams, program director of the Osgoode Certificate in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Laura Williams, LL.B, CSP
Lawyer, Workplace Strategist, Educator

Laura has built two highly respected firms, Williams HR Law LLP and Williams HR Consulting Inc., which respectively provide proactive Human Resources law and consulting advice designed to minimize workplace challenges, maximize employee engagement, and achieve team and organizational objectives. As an established business leader, proactive HR lawyer, strategic HR and EDI consultant, workplace investigator, educator and keynote speaker, Laura is a leading voice and highly sought-after expert helping organizations and equipping leaders to recalibrate in our new era of work. Her mission is to help leaders recognize that human-centric people management strategies will produce game-changing results. Laura is a media contributor who is regularly featured as a workplace expert in various national broadcast and print media to provide insights on current employment related issues. In addition to her work, Laura has also been appointed as an equity advisor to numerous institutions and corporations across industries and sectors and has many years of service on various Boards of Directors.

Advisory Board

Carey Calder

Founder & Principal, Nakanagis Inc.

Michelle Grocholsky

CEO & Founder, Empowered EDI

Jason Murray

President and Managing Partner at BIPOC Executive Search

Dr. Notisha Massaquoi

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto Scarborough Department of Health and Society

Wade Poziomka

Ross & McBride LLP; Chair of the Niagara Community Legal Clinic Board of Directors



View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


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$3,295 + TAX


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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must view all program modules (either live or archived) and successfully complete an online multiple choice assessment by May 31, 2024.

CPD and Accreditation

Please Note

Final CPD accreditation has yet to be confirmed. The hours below are for the 2024 iteration of this program and should be used as an estimate only. Confirmed hours will be available soon.

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive20h 15m
EDI5h 30m
Total25h 45m CPD
Approved by HRPA for26 Continuing Professional Development hours

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