Laura Williams, LL.B, CSP
Williams HR Law LLP
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).
Can’t Make the Date? 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
Employment and/or Labour Relations Consultants
Mediators and Arbitrators of Employment, Labour Law and Human Rights Disputes
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.
Founder & Principal, Nakanagis Inc.
CEO & Founder, Empowered EDI
President and Managing Partner at BIPOC Executive Search
Dr. Notisha Massaquoi
Assistant Professor at University of Toronto Scarborough Department of Health and Society
Ross & McBride LLP; Chair of the Niagara Community Legal Clinic Board of Directors
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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
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.
|25h 45m CPD
|Approved by HRPA for
|26 Continuing Professional Development hours
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