About the Event
The Standing Together conference is a positive collective approach to developing & sustaining safe workplaces, ones in which employees, supervisors & managers are respected & valued. The conference will bring together a community of individuals, businesses, scholars, social service agencies, governments & not-for-profit sector to share and learn advances in understanding, preventing and managing workplace racism, discrimination, bullying and harassment. The one day conference will discuss the economic, social and societal damage caused by adverse workplace practices as well as examine the profound implications of global events on workplace norms and cultures in Alberta.The conference will give voice to those who have been affected. As importantly, the conference creates a well balanced, public forum in which participants and speakers build on existing initiatives and brainstorm strategies for positive, sustainable workplaces.
Dr. Lori Campbell, Norquest College.
- Topic: Psychological Safety in the Workplace
Dr. Sandy Hershcovis, University of Calgary
- Topic: Witness Reactions in Workplace Aggression
Provisional Psychologist Derrick Shirley.
- Topic: I Am A Racist (and no, I’m not proud of it)
Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission & Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission
- Topic: Workplace Harassment Is A Problem, Believe Me (How the law hears and doesn’t hear the voices of victims)
Thulasy Lettner, Community Wise Resources Centre
- Topic: Organizational Racism – Awareness, Assessment, Action
Dolly Ablitt, Public Service Alliance of Canada
- Topic: Perspectives from A Unionised Environment
University of Calgary
OTHER SPEAKERS: To Be Announced