WEBINAR: Building better organizations with the Inclusive Workplace Competencies

FREE webinar for Diversity and Inclusion Professionals!

Join this webinar to learn about the Inclusive Workplace Competencies, a new model from TRIEC that can help you build a more inclusive organization.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

The business case and moral imperative for diversity and inclusion in the workplace are long established. Many organizations now see the value, not only of being diverse, but also being inclusive.

The key questions being asked now are often about execution:  How exactly do you create an inclusive workplace?” What skills do different people in the organization need to have in order to practice inclusive behaviour? What knowledge is needed?”

TRIEC has recently developed the Inclusive Workplace Competencies to help answer these questions. This new model defines the behaviour, skills and knowledge needed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Join TRIEC and special guests for a webinar that will explore how the Inclusive Workplace Competencies will add value to organization’s Diversity and Inclusion work, and how you can apply this model in your workplace.


  • Kristine Remedios, National Leader, Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG
  • Iren Koltermann, Managing Director, eCaliber Group, Senior Consultant on the Inclusive Workplace Competencies Project
  • Anna Kostecka, Senior Manager, Learning Initiatives, TRIEC (moderator)

See below for their bios.

During the webinar you will:

  • Learn about this new model and explore how organizations can use it
  • Learn from KPMG’s experience of using competencies in their inclusion work

Who should attend?
This first in a series of three webinars is designed for Diversity and Inclusion professionals and people with an interest in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Presenters’ bios

Kristine Remedios, National Leader, Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG

Kristine Remedios is a transformational leader who proudly leads KPMG in Canada’s Inclusion and Diversity team. Kristine works closely with the CEO, Global Inclusion Officer and Executive Inclusion and Diversity Council to oversee the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy.

With over 20 years of experience in the Human Resource profession, Kristine has a deep understanding of the professions landscape and has overseen programs that focus on the engagement of people and enhancing the firm’s culture. While at KPMG, Kristine has been involved in developing innovative strategies and partnerships focused on, inclusive leadership, cultural competence and mental health awareness to name a few.

Kristine earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Kristine has served for three years on a not-for-profit board that promotes art, culture and diversity and has completed certifications in Mental Health, CBDC’s Get on Board program, and Inclusive Leadership.

Iren Koltermann, Managing Director, eCaliber Group, Senior Consultant working on the Inclusive Workplace Competencies project

Iren is a seasoned senior management consultant with more than 17 years of experience, in assisting for-profits and non-profit organizations grow and build their business by developing sound business growth and talent management strategies, maximizing and leveraging the benefits of their workforce diversity.

Iren’s extensive experience in business strategy, talent management, community development, training and facilitation provides a unique combination of skills and knowledge base to interact and train others in creating effective and efficient intercultural work environments leading to innovation and business growth in a global economy.

Iren holds an MA in Intercultural and International Communication, a Bachelor of Education and a graduate-level certificate in Sustainable Community Development.

Anna Kostecka, Senior Manager, Learning Initiatives, TRIEC (moderator)

Anna has over seven years of international experience in learning and development and program management. Her areas of expertise include diversity and inclusion and social innovation.

Prior to coming to Canada, Anna co-founded and led a 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, and the Adult Learning and Development Certificate from the University of Toronto.

Anna is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) that measures intercultural competence, and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory that identifies an individual’s approach to resolving conflicts. Anna has lived and worked in six countries and speaks four languages.