September 24

IDEA are core values that many organizations strive to embody within the workplace.  

Diversity accounts for who is represented in the workplace in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, physical ability and neurodiversity. 

Equity refers to fair treatment for all people while taking into consideration each person's unique circumstances. 

Inclusion denotes how individuals experience the workplace and to what extent organizations enable employees to make meaningful contributions.  

Accessibility is about creating a welcoming and productive workplace for individuals to fulfill their role safely and efficiently. 

Research shows that companies that fully practice and demonstrate IDEA are better able to respond to challenges, win top talent and meet the needs of different customer bases. For organizations and people leaders, this requires ensuring diverse talent is well represented, leadership is held accountable, transparency and equal opportunity principles are followed, microaggressions and biases are eliminated, and a sense of belonging is consistently fostered. 

In this context, HR professionals are often at the forefront of driving change and policy updates. Yet, to do so meaningfully calls for organizational structures to evolve and adapt. Indeed, there are definite gaps at the intersection of HR and DEI. These gaps are worsened by instances of DEI falling to HR leaders without a competency framework. Making matters more complex are emerging workplace considerations such as AI and its increased use in practice on the one hand, and hard-coded business structures that are slow to change on the other. 

Attend this micro-conference to explore the best practices and lessons learnt by organizations that are successfully implementing IDEA practices. 

Developed in partnership with: 

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Registration is FREE for HRPA members.

HRPA's member learning programming goal for 2024 is all about quality and enhanced value for your HRPA membership. This year's micro-conferences (February, April, September) will be FREE virtual events to members, aiming to offer up a total of 12 CPD hours. That's a savings of $120 per event! Not a member yet? Become one today

Why attend: 

  • Learn how to effectively implement IDEA principles at work. 
  • Become skilled at identifying gaps in and comprehensive solutions to enhance workplace inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility. 
  • Gain a thorough understanding of how IDEA in practice makes business better. 
  • Enhance your ability to measure the effectiveness of IDEA initiatives.

Who should attend:  

  • HR Managers and HR Directors who lead the planning and execution of HR and DEI strategies and legal compliance in this domain. 
  • HR professionals who need to understand legal rights and responsibilities in their work, such as HR Recruitment Specialists, HR Managers, HR Directors, HR Business Partners and HR Tech Specialists. 
  • Organizational Development professionals and others who lead or execute OD strategies and programs in their organizations. 
  • Business Leaders who are responsible for leadership training and development, IDEA at work and policy development. 
  • HR professionals who are involved with organizational change, employee well-being and  IDEA principles. 
  • Non-HR professionals who manage workplaces or worker issues. 
  • Other ancillary professionals in the IDEA space, including employment lawyers, students of law, IDEA professionals, Health and Safety professionals, etc. 

Why attend: 

  • Learn how to effectively implement IDEA principles at work. 
  • Become skilled at identifying gaps in and comprehensive solutions to enhance workplace inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility. 
  • Gain a thorough understanding of how IDEA in practice makes business better. 
  • Enhance your ability to measure the effectiveness of IDEA initiatives.

Who should attend:  

  • HR Managers and HR Directors who lead the planning and execution of HR and DEI strategies and legal compliance in this domain. 
  • HR professionals who need to understand legal rights and responsibilities in their work, such as HR Recruitment Specialists, HR Managers, HR Directors, HR Business Partners and HR Tech Specialists. 
  • Organizational Development professionals and others who lead or execute OD strategies and programs in their organizations. 
  • Business Leaders who are responsible for leadership training and development, IDEA at work and policy development. 
  • HR professionals who are involved with organizational change, employee well-being and  IDEA principles. 
  • Non-HR professionals who manage workplaces or worker issues. 
  • Other ancillary professionals in the IDEA space, including employment lawyers, students of law, IDEA professionals, Health and Safety professionals, etc. 

Date: Tuesday, September 24  
Duration: 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM  
Virtual participation: Live stream via ON24 

Complete programming details to be announced soon. 

Do you want to help shape the agenda? Do you have questions that you want answered? Share with us here and get your answers discussed at the event. 

Conference Fees 










This event is FREE for HRPA members! Not a member yet? Become one today

Not sure of your schedule? Register virtually for on demand access!  
Whether you attend the virtual sessions live or not, registering will give you access to the conference recordings. On-demand viewings qualify for CPD hours and recordings are made available for one year post-event date.   

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Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 7353 
Email: ahart@hrpa.ca