• Exploring Bias: A Team Workshop

    Online Workshop

    April 13 – 12:00pm-5:00pm ET

    Moving towards a more inclusive, equitable and diverse association is a journey. Collaborate with your team with this workshop with CCDI Consulting Inc. Designed to get your team on the same page, this is a session you won’t want to miss. For one fee, bring up to 10 participants from your organization and begin your IED journey together.

    This team workshop will establish some of the fundamentals of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) and then tackle one of the most pervasive barriers to inclusion in the workplace: unconscious bias. Leveraging the experience of participants through discussions and group activities, you’ll explore the sources and mechanics of bias as well as its impact in the workplace. You’ll discover strategies to increase awareness and mitigate the impact of bias in the workplace. You’ll then build on your understanding of unconscious bias to gain insight into how written and unwritten rules in an organization can negatively impact employees with diverse backgrounds and identities. You’ll explore types of bias, the potential outcome of unconscious bias in the workplace and personal strategies to mitigate the impact of these biases.

    By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    • Differentiate bias, stereotype, prejudice and discrimination
    • Understand the sources of bias
    • Reflect on their biases
    • Recognize workplace behaviours and decisions that bias may influence
    • Apply strategies to manage the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace
    • Recognize how organizational culture is formed and influenced by the members.
    • Identify how our own diversity dimensions can contribute to our biases and impact on organizational culture.
    • Develop practical strategies to mitigate our biases.
    • Understand how to be an effective ally in the workplace, contribute to reducing diversity debt, and foster an inclusive culture.

    Group rate for 10 attendees. Additional attendee tickets can be purchased.

    Early Bird Rates….Available until March 17
    CSAE Members:  $750
    Non-Members:  $1250

    Regular Rate… After March 17
    CSAE Members: $900
    Non-Members: $1400

    Additional Member Tickets: $200 each
    Additional Non-Member Tickets: $300 each 

    Bring your team together – at a single price for this new offering!

    Instructor: Basma Sheikh, IDEA Learning Specialist, Learning
    Pronouns: she, her, hers

    Basma is a Learning Facilitator at CCDI Consulting. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is committed to addressing the gaps and disparities which continue to exist in our workplaces, academic institutions and beyond. Basma has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and later pursued a Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

    Basma comes with a background in counselling, content development and facilitation. She has facilitated numerous programs and workshops, both in-person and on virtual platforms, with up to 150 participants. While working with diverse populations, specifically newcomers to Canada, Basma learned that there is ample room for improvement for more diverse and inclusive workplaces. She realized that there are everyday struggles that individuals face, ranging from lack of diversity in the workplace to racism. By being a part of the CCDI Consulting family, she is excited to raise awareness around these areas.

    Basma loves to spend time outdoors. She loves exploring the Rockies, planning picnics, and going on walks with her husband and two kids. She is passionate about fitness but also a foodie- often leaving her perplexed about whether to hit a restaurant or run!