Diversity and Inclusion

Date: December 1, 2021
Type: Virtual

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Executive Insights Series Diversity and Inclusion

Our Executive Insights Series is returning the December 1, in partnership with Deloitte. We will focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and how we as leaders move from acknowledgement, to action, to impact . The session will allow attendees to reflect  personally and professionally on key DEI questions and to unpack perspectives on inclusive leadership so that we can better serve Canadians and our own teams of public service professionals.

Moderated by Patrice Njoh, National Leader of Deloitte Canada’s Change Management in DEI Practice, a panel of senior leaders will share tangible tools and experiences from their organizations on how we can individually and collectively effect change.

 

As part of the panel, we are pleased to welcome Teri Dennis-Davies, Senior Vice President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles focused on human resources, diversity, inclusion, culture and employee advocacy, Teri has been a force for change within MLSE, as well as prior roles with RBC, Hyatt Hotels, Merrill Communications, LLC, Fortis Fund Services, and KPMG.

The panel will also feature Denine Das, Infrastructure Ontario’s Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. With over 20 years of experience in human resources leadership, Denine has dedicated that past two decades on providing continuous education on human rights, accessibility, diversity and belonging. She has had the pleasure to bring her extensive experience developing and executing on equity, diversity and inclusion strategies for organizations, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Home Depot and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

EVENT DETAILS

Theme: Executive Insights Series

Date & Time: December 1st, 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Topic: Diversity and Inclusion

Audience: Executives of the Public Service (EX-01 to EX-05 or equivalent) across Canada and internationally

Cost: Free

Platform: Participants are welcome to attend our virtual event via webinar and/or teleconference. A meeting link will be sent once you are registered.

Opening remarks: Jacqueline Rigg

Moderator: Patrice Njoh

Biography Highlights

Patrice Njoh, Leader Change Management and DEI, Deloitte


Patrice is a consulting leader in Deloitte’s Organization Transformation Practice (Strategic Change) with over 10 years of experience helping organizations in Canada and abroad implement change successfully. She specializes in aligning people and behaviors to support business transformations and focuses on strategic change management and implementation, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and leadership alignment. In addition, Patrice is also the National Leader of Deloitte Canada’s DE&I Practice. She has supported a broad range of clients and approaches her work from a client-centered perspective with a strong focus on results.

Teri L. Dennis-Davies, J.D. Chief People & Inclusion Officer MLSE

Teri L. Dennis-Davies is the Chief People & Inclusion Officer at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) joining the organization in October of 2020.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Teri has principal oversight of the company’s human resources and equity, diversity and inclusion strategies including succession planning, talent management, organizational effectiveness, learning and development, and total rewards.

A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of global experience, Teri has held various leadership positions in human resources, diversity and inclusion, governance and compliance in the USA, Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Asia.  She joined MLSE from Royal Bank of Canada where she worked for 14 years including as Vice President Human Resources, Investor & Treasury Services and Vice President Employee Relations.  Prior to RBC, Teri worked at Merrill Corporation, Fortis Fund Services, and KPMG.  She is a licensed attorney in New York and Connecticut.

 

 “When we start with the belief that everyone belongs, then equity, diversity and inclusion will follow.”

Denine Das, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Infrastructure Ontario

Denine Das joined Infrastructure Ontario (IO) as the new Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in April 2021. She has had the pleasure to bring her extensive experience developing and executing on equity, diversity and inclusion strategies for organizations, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Home Depot and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. A community advocate and educator, Denine has spent her career building sustainable DEI plans, programs and policies that drive long-term cultural change and empower employees to achieve their full potential. Program and policies that address, identify and prevent barriers, behaviours and systems that oppress.

Denine has 20 years of Human Resources Leadership, within a variety of industries, to support her in the DEI space. Denine has dedicated that past two decades on providing continuous education on human rights, accessibility, diversity and belonging.

 

“A more inclusive, safer and kinder environment is a place we  all desire and deserve to belong in.”

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