Workshop: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Synopsis: In Canada, everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace – these are basic human rights. My presentation will focus not only on diversity as it relates to gender, race, and sexual orientation but also on taking the necessary steps to create an inclusive environment for all employees. The participants will confront their unconscious biases to lessen the harmful effect of stereotypes in the workplace and in decision-making.

The presentation will cover

  • A description and the differences between diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • How to leverage diversity in our workplace.
  • Awareness and impact of our own biases in the workplace.
  • Micro-aggression and ways to interrupt negative biases.
  • What it means to build allyship and informed inclusive leadership.

Presentation takeaways:

  • Self-reflection exercises for recognizing bias within yourself.
  • Strategies to use in the workplace once personal biases have been identified.
  • Recognizing biases in others in the workplace.
  • Strategies to discuss/address biases with colleagues and employers.
  • Concrete steps towards diversity, inclusion and allyship.

Bio:  Susan Wenzel is international speaker, certified sex therapist, registered counsellor, diversity & inclusion trainer, and relationship expert. Susan often appears on talk shows and media. She was featured in The New York Times Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Post, Men’s Health, Katie Couric Media, Business Insiders, CBC, Winnipeg Free Press, and other mainstream media. Susan has presented at many events and conferences in the United States and in Canada.

As a black woman from Africa who lives in the West, she is dedicated to lessening the harmful effects of unconscious bias and micro-aggression that are detrimental to human rights in the workplace. Susan has provided over 10,000 consultation hours with clients one-on-one. She is a certified member of The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT). She is also a Canadian certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Susan has a master’s degree in counselling. She is engaged in her community and committed to creating a safe circle of life where all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Fees:  Workshops, training, and speaking engagements range from $3,500-$10,000 depending on the number of hours.

Thank you for reviewing my proposal, and I look forward to your response.

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Susan Wenzel MA; CCPA, AASECT

Speaker, Writer & Relationship Expert

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