• 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Diversity, equity, and inclusion work cannot be successful in organizations without communications. So much of the work depends on how the story is told, what the why is, and how we help every colleague see themselves in the work. So, to get to these larger outcomes, what do we need to do differently in our daily work?

In this engaging webinar, DEI Communications expert and best-selling author Kim Clark will discuss:

· The role and responsibility of the communicator in DEI efforts

· Defining DEI as outcomes and results

· How to avoid tokenizing in our visuals

· The 3Cs of culture moments (heritage months and awareness days)

Local communicators Kayode Iyalla and Liz Duret will join Kim to discuss their DEI experiences and strategies.

Speaker bios:

Kim Clark helps communicators and content creators learn and apply Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to their work. As a result of helping organizations navigate these socially turbulent times, communicators can engage leaders and employees, help attract and retain talent, and strengthen organizational reputations.

She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller that features The DEPTH Model (TM). DEPTH is a strategic and proactive framework to guide organizations on effectively positioning themselves on DEI and social topics and narratives while making room to differentiate between internal and external messaging.

Elizabeth (Liz) Duret CPHR is a certified life skills coach, group facilitator, and holds her professional designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources. Liz joined the University of Saskatchewan human resources division in April 2015 as the Inclusion & Diversity Consultant with a strategic focus on Indigenous engagement. With over 20 years of human resources and consulting experience, Liz brings a wealth of experience, training, and passion to the work she does in the areas of inclusion & diversity, intercultural competency, Indigenous engagement and more recently anti-racism/anti-oppression education and training in response to the Black and Indigenous Lives Matter movements.

Liz has presented and facilitated workshops locally, provincially and nationally. In September 2019, Liz was selected as one of the 18 speakers to do a TEDx talk titled Diversity: It is an Inside Job at the University of Saskatchewan. The talk captures the essence of why Liz is so passionate about her work and what motivates her to make an impact.

On a more personal note, Liz is a proud Metis woman born and raised in Saskatoon, has two grown sons and a very sweet rescue dog, named Oliver. She loves Saskatoon and is committed to making a difference in the community.

Kayode Iyalla is a professional communicator with experience in business communications (internal communications) in the mining industry in Canada and development communications with the United Kingdom Aid programs (SAVI and PERL) in Nigeria, Africa. He holds a master’s degree in New Media, Governance, and Democracy from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and he is a tireless seeker of knowledge.

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