We are inviting tech executives, who want to learn about the positive impact diversity and inclusion practices can have on their tech organization, to participate in our C-Suite D&I Training. You will have the opportunity to learn about the success other leaders have seen, while identifying your own personal barriers and the areas of growth that are possible for your organization.
This program is a part of HR Tech Group's Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project to increase the attraction, retention and advancement of women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, people of colour and individuals who identify as LGBTQ/2S+ in addition to all under-represented groups in skilled occupations in B.C.'s technology sector. Please review the pre-requisites below to ensure eligibility.
Articulate the competitive advantage of developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture.
Understand diversity and inclusion at a systematic level.
Appreciate C-Suite's strategic role, influence and decision-making power to substantially impact diversity and inclusion within their organization.
Explain societal and organizational barriers for women, Indigenous individuals, people living with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups such as immigrants and members of the LGBTQ/2S+ community.
Through self-assessment, identify underlying beliefs, areas of privilege and personal bias.
Articulate a compelling diversity and inclusion vision for your organization.
Understand what other tech companies are doing for D&I and learn from other leaders in the sector who are already taking the necessary actions and seeing success.
Identify key strategies and tactics to open dialogue, reduce and overcome barriers, shift perspectives and promote diversity and inclusion.
Identify one or more strategic actions you can take after the program to build a more diverse and inclusive organization.
A commitment to take action through understanding your own assumptions and limitations or allocating the proper resources to make a change and move forward.
C-Suite level positions including CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Founders and Board Directors in BC's Tech sector.
Leaders should have an interest in:
Understanding and challenging personal beliefs and perspectives.
Driving change through internal D&I initiatives.
Building a broader, more diverse network within and outside of their organization.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity