Standing Together Conference

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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.

MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Michael Gottheil, Chief of 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)
Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan, RCMP

 

PANELISTS

Tosha Roper – A Personal Story

ATB FINANCIAL

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

WORLEYPARSONS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Dr. Sandy Hershcovis, University of Calgary
  • Topic: Witness Reactions in Workplace Aggression
Dr. Lori Campbell, Norquest College
  • Topic: Psychological Safety in the Workplace
Thulasy Lettner & Dolly Ablitt
  • Topic: Systematic Discrimination in the Workplace (Organizational and Union perspectives)
Dr. Hannah Scott, University of Ontario Inst. of Technology
  • Topic: National Study on Workplace Bullying & Harassment, 2018

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

Derrick Shirley, Provisional Psychologist & Author of “The 400 Pound Male Stripper”
  • Topic: Just Call Me Buckwheat

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Dr. Cecille DePass, PhD

 

Sonia Aujla-Bhullar

 

Presented By:

Alberta Network of Immigrant Women

Funded By: