Diversity & Inclusion Strategist | Facilitator | Consultant | Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding, University of British Columbia
Diversity and inclusion aren't the objective.
They are the means to achieving strategic goals,
lofty aspirations and competitive excellence.
For almost fifteen years I have been helping organizations increase diversity and achieve real culture change towards inclusive excellence. I help executive and senior leadership, professionals, and educators meet the demands of a rapidly diversifying workplace, community or classroom.
I deliver non-threatening, yet powerful, training that is both inspiring and practical. I am a thought leader in the area of inclusive leadership, disrupting implicit bias, removing systemic bias in recruitment and advancement, intercultural skills, managing multicultural teams and allyship.
I specialize in leading men and male leaders through difficult conversations about equity, privilege and the implications and expectations of a more inclusive and diverse workplace.
I have extensive experience in leading the consultative development, facilitating community engagement and coordinating the system-wide implementation of diversity and intercultural strategic plans. Working top-down, bottom-up, or unravelling the maze of the middle, I have delivered results in some of the most complex and bureaucratic organizations in Canada.
My promise is to deliver interactive engagements that are inspirational, applicable, practical and immediate. I believe professional development can be more than workshops. Real impact around diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding requires a "lifestyle change" that is supported by an investment in people and practical resources.
As the Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding for the University of British Columbia, I provide faculty, students, staff and administration at all levels, the leadership and support to better understand and meet the intercultural challenges of being the most international university in North America, according to Times Higher Education.