Leading the Conversation – Diversity and Inclusion Training for Leaders

Non-profit and public sector organizations have often a strong ethos around equity, diversity and inclusion. As a non-profit leader, do you know how to translate this ethos into organizational practice?

TRIEC created this 4-month training program to help leaders increase diversity and inclusion in their organizations. To date, six cohorts of participants have demonstrated immediate results after participating in the program.

Leading the Conversation, offers practical, solutions-based learning tools and resources to hlp you implement best practices in recruiting, onboarding and performance management. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate and connect with other non-profits working on the same challenges.

Leading the Conversation can:

  • Help you implement real practices in your organization to shape a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Provide tools and best practices to support inclusive hiring and employee retention
  • Deepen your understanding of inclusion and help you build a high performing team

This program is for you if you are:

  • A senior leader in a not-for-profit, government, or other public sector organization
  • Responsible for strategy within your organization (e.g., Executive Director, HR Manager, or similar)
  • See opportunity in diverse perspectives, and aim to explore, develop and implement a diversity strategy

Book your place now!

Let us know you’re interested by completing this short online form. TRIEC Learning will contact you for more details.

Register for Leading the Conversation

Special referral price if you register by August 3rd

The next Leading the Conversation courses will take place from September to December 2017, in downtown Toronto. Hosted at the YMCA.

In-person session 1 Webinar 1 Webinar 2 In-person session 2
September 8, 2017 October 6, 2017 November 10, 2017 December 1, 2017


Cost for 4-month leader development program is $800.00 CAD

**Register by August 3rd at the referral price of $600.00 CAD**


The facilitators

Anna Kostecka
Anna_smallAnna is a learning professional, intercultural expert, and program manager with over 7 years of international experience. In her current role as a Senior Manager of Learning Initiatives at the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), she oversees a portfolio of TRIEC learning projects for both immigrants to Canada and local employers.

Prior to coming to Canada, Anna co-founded and led an innovative not-for-profit in Krakow, Poland’s second largest city, and taught Diversity Management at the University of Applied Sciences at Kufstein, Austria. She holds an M.A. degree in Psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Shirley Marie Garcia
ShirleyEdit_smallShirley Marie Garcia is the Associate Director of Human Resources at March of Dimes Canada (MODC), a national organization that helps people with disabilities lead independent lives. In this role, she oversees the management of Human Resources, Payroll and the newly-established Training Institute. In her capacity as a trainer, Shirley’s focus is on leadership, performance management and coaching, legal compliance, diversity, accessibility and inclusion.

Shirley Marie holds a Master’s degree in Management from Asian Institute of Management in Philippines, and has achieved her Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP) designations. An enthusiastic, life-long learner, she completed the Workplace Mental Health Leadership Certificate Program from Queen’s University and Morneau Shepell, and is pursuing the Master’s Certificate Program in Adult Training & Development from Schulich Executive Education Centre.

Background information and reports

The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) has identified diversity as one of the top five challenges for non-profit leaders (Shaping the Future: Leadership in Ontario’s Nonprofit Labour Force, Ontario Nonprofit Network, The Mowat Centre, University of Toronto, September 2014).


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