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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Workshop: Addressing Unconcious Bias


3 More Dates Available

June 6 July 4 July 18
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Certificate of Completion

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340-1275 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2E4

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Approx. 4-5 hours

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

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Max. 10 participants

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  • English CLB 7
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Course Description

In a world where perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) often seem polarized and predetermined, our course takes a unique approach. We believe that fostering understanding and empathy requires more than just telling individuals what is right or wrong. Instead, we empower participants to navigate the complexities of DEI issues through critical thinking, logic, and reasoned discourse.

Unlike traditional DEI courses that prescribe singular viewpoints or advocate for specific ideologies, we prioritize the development of independent thought and nuanced understanding. Rather than imposing preconceived notions, we provide a platform for individuals to explore diverse perspectives, question assumptions, and arrive at their own conclusions.

Course Outline

Introduction to DEI and Perspectives

  • Defining the meaning and concept of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
  • Understanding the importance of DEI in a personal and professional setup.
  • Identify the benefits of cultural competence and succeeding in diverse environments.


Understanding Bias and Assumptions

  • Define and analyze unconscious biases and their impact on perceptions and behaviour.
  • Analyze social structures, stereotypes, biases, and power dynamics.
  • Challenge assumptions about identity, privilege, and discrimination.
  • Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Engage in self-reflection to uncover personal biases.

Navigating Complexity: Exploring Intersectionality

  • Analyze diverse views and contrasting rights of different diverse groups.
  • Define “marginalized groups” and understand diverse cultures present in BC, including Indigenous cultures and marginalized groups.

Dialogue and Empathy Building

  • Build skills for constructive dialogue, active listening, and empathetic communication across diverse perspectives.
  • Strategies for building bridges and finding common ground in DEI dialogues.

3 More Dates Available


  • 09:00 - 15:00

Reviews & Summary

*Price quoted are in Canadian funds, per person, per registration, and does not include any applicable taxes. Subject to change without prior notice.

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