Leadership Development Day

Nov 4, 2021 09:00AM to Nov 4, 2021 04:00PM

Leadership Development Day for OAMRS - Course Overview

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

 Why take this course?

  •  Develop a foundational understanding of EDI with an emphasis on the Canadian workplace context and application.
  •  Learn best practices for EDI as a tool of empowerment in the workplace and guiding principles for community engagement.
  •  Content is informed by the latest international framework for understanding EDI within the context of human rights as mandated by the United Nations.
  •  Expert instructors who work with organizations to support the advancement of EDI as a pillar for growth and success. This course empowers learners with practical tools, strategies, and techniques to facilitate culture change and make measurable progress.

 By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Have a deep understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion including the historical and global context.
  • Learn about the Canadian perspective: EDI in society and the workplace.
  • The Canadian perspective: EDI in society and the workplace
  • Gain an introduction to relevant legislation in Canada and Ontario.
  • Understand how to make the case: benefits of pursuing EDI advancement.

Program Faculty: Margaret Zanel and Leo Nupolu Johnson

Margaret Zanel is an accomplished executive advisor, business strategist, entrepreneur, and executive leadership coach. She has over 30 years of experience in Fortune 100 organizations and private equity-backed early growth companies and start-ups in Canada, the US, and globally. Margaret is recognized for her strategic, business transformation, marketing, and sales expertise in high growth sectors including technology, cannabis, and retail health & wellness. Margaret specializes in helping leaders advance their leadership potential and businesses drive revenue growth by expanding to new markets, developing innovative offerings, opening new channels of distribution, and creating memorable customer experiences.

Leo Nupolu Johnson is an experienced nonprofit executive, entrepreneur, human rights specialist, public speaker, and United Nations Fellow. As a teenager, he spent eight years in refugee camps in Ivory Coast and Ghana after fleeing from civil war in his native Liberia. In 2006, he resettled in Canada as a government-assisted refugee.

FREE for OAMRS Members

Space is limited for this prestigious event.  To attend please complete the application form telling us why you want to develop your leadership skills.

Successful applicants must be available to attend the program November 4, 2021 

Last day to apply is  October 15, 2021


OAMRS & DeGroote School of Business Partnership

OAMRS has partnered with the McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business to host an executive development program to give OAMRS members leadership tools, guidance, and support to succeed as leaders.  The Leadership Development Day will be an annual program.  Valued at over $750 per person, the program is free for members.

This is an  interactive session.

Your participation is eligible as credit toward an Executive Management Program Certificate from The DeGroote School of Business.  Please follow the link below for more information.


About the DeGroote School of Business

The DeGroote School of Business has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. An integral part of our innovative culture is our focus on experiential learning that enables students to gain hands-on experience through co-op work terms, internships, simulations, and assignments that stimulate learning, lead to personal development and discovery, and enhance their ability to function effectively and quickly after moving into their career paths. DeGroote has also gained recent recognition as an innovative provider of effective blended learning programming, as demonstrated through the school’s flagship program, the EMBA in Digital Transformation, and most recently with the launch of the school’s new Part-Time Blended Learning MBA.

McMaster University is known as one of Canada’s most innovative research-intensive universities, and DeGroote faculty play an important role in supporting this reputation. Faculty members at DeGroote are selected for their research, teaching skills, and their ability to generate new business knowledge. Their connections in the business community help to provide students with opportunities to pursue the practical side of their business education and to facilitate their post-graduate activities. DeGroote faculty have studied extensively nationally and internationally, bringing their wide variety of experiences and backgrounds to the DeGroote School of Business success story.

DeGroote Executive Programs

DeGroote Executive Programs is a division within the DeGroote School of Business that is committed to providing high-quality education and professional development programs that meets the needs of senior and aspiring leaders. The division’s three levels of programs include Executive Education, the Executive MBA in Digital Transformation and The Directors College and represent a suite of executive-level programming for managers, organizational leaders, and Board Directors

DeGroote Executive Education has a demonstrated history of innovative program design that meets the needs of leaders as they prepare to deal with the future challenges of complicated, complex systems that are changing at an ever-increasing speed. There is a commitment to engaging program faculty/consultants that have relevant work-life experience, can relate to the participant group and come from diverse backgrounds. We also believe that individuals can become great leaders through the attainment of knowledge, skills, and preparation for a lifelong practice of learning.



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