Opening Speech - Ayo Owodunni, DEI Expert
Info Session - Abiodun OKE
Entrepreneurial Journey of Indigenous Business - Barry PAYNE
Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Management - Presentation Session
Presentation - Gloria PIERRE
The Power of Effective Communication and Networking for Newcomers and BIPOC ProfessionalsDone
Introduction by Gloria
Breakout Session Round 1 (Room 3) - Presentation Session
Leveraging Branding For Career SuccessDone
Launch of the Supply Chain School
Breakout Session Round 2 (Room 1) - Indigenous Procurement Discussion
Keynote Address - Hugh LAWSON
My 2022/23 Leadership Journey: How My Blackness Got Me Out Of The DarknessDone
In a world striving for diversity and inclusion, it's crucial to address bias and discrimination in the hiring process. Join us in this insightful session at Industry Connect as we delve into strategies and best practices to create a fair, equitable, and inclusive hiring environment. Learn how to identify and mitigate unconscious biases, promote diversity, and build a workforce that reflects the rich tapestry of talent available in today's industry landscape. This session is your roadmap to fostering a more inclusive and innovative workplace by ensuring that opportunities are accessible to all, regardless of background or origin.
Brian Rochat is a work-integrated learning Professional and researcher with a specialization in international education, intercultural skills, and workforce development. He is currently in Red River College Polytechnic’s Work-Integrated Learning and Career Services department. Outside of RRC Polytech, Brian is in the final stages of completing a Master of Education-Thesis project as a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing his research on international education, intercultural development, and employability. He has a professional background in workforce development, training, facilitation, curriculum development, human resources management, diversity and inclusion, and teaching in post-secondary. Brian was born in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and immigrated to Canada as a child. He spent several years of high school as an outbound international student in South Africa, though which an experiential interest in international education, cultural dimensions, and intercultural skills emerged. Brian sits on several committees including: International Education Committee of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL), Canadian Bureau for International Education’s Intercultural Skills Working Group, Futureworx (Employability Skills Assessment Tool – ESAT) College Group and presents his research to numerous post-secondary institutions and organizations across Canada
Powered By Connection:
Our mission is to empower participants by facilitating networking and relationship-building with industry leaders, peers, and mentors.
Empowerment through Diversity:
Industry Connect 2023 is dedicated to empowering BIPOC professionals and entrepreneurs, enabling them to excel in the Canadian industry landscape.
Pathways to Opportunity:
Unlock a world of career opportunities as Industry Connect 2023 connects job seekers with prospective employers, facilitating meaningful connections.