Certificate and Executive Programs

Leading Inclusively as a CPA

JUN 13 - Jun 29, 2022



JUN 13 - JUN 29



11:30 AM - 2:30 PM




24 Hours


0 Hours


Registration closed on

Jun 05, 2022


Develop your thinking and action to lead equity, inclusion and belonging at work.


Sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment is critical to the future of organizations and society. Becoming an effective leader with a vision for the future relies on our awareness of social identities and our ability to connect and collaborate across diverse backgrounds. Establishing a personal equity practice is an essential step toward achieving these objectives.

Offered by The Ivey Academy in partnership with CPA Ontario, Leading Inclusively as CPAs is a program that enables managers and executives at all levels to enhance their knowledge and capacity to lead people inclusively. From identifying the inequitable and exclusionary spaces in your own organization, to finding purposeful, effective ways of lowering those barriers, you will be empowered to question, intervene, and drive change.

Unlike typical training programs on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, this course goes beyond a simple ‘to-do’ checklist. You will use a combination of critical thinking, systems’ perspective, deep listening, and reflective actions to turn concepts about equity and inclusion into practical, sustainable outcomes for your organization and community.

View our website for the full list of upcoming courses


  • Monday, June 13, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 20, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Understanding Your Place in the System
  • Develop a deeper understanding of your social identities, values, and the stories we tell about ourselves and others, and experiences that influence how we think, speak, and act as leaders.
  • Uncover nuances and complexities of your identities to better navigate systems of inequality and exclusion
  • By engaging in self-reflection and group exercises using a social identity wheel, we will uncover the complexities of our own identities to better understand the ways we navigate systems of inequity and exclusion, and the places from which we speak and act as leaders.
Recognizing inequality & exclusion from a systems’ perspective
  • Acquire a broad mindset, power dynamics, processes and structures that perpetuate inequality and exclusion in organizations and society
Effective ways to intervene & change
  • Learn to devise practical questions and robust questioning processes that produce useful revelations.
  • Determine where, when, and how to intervene to lower barriers to equality and inclusion.
Leading & Sustaining the E&I Change efforts
  • We will learn about approaches, skills and competencies that effectively allows us to bring others (colleagues, leaders) along on EDI focused initiatives, as well as uncover the importance of recognizing how we learn from others in this process.
  • Get insights into approaches, skills, and competencies that help us convince others to join E&I initiatives
Your personal E&I Journey
  • Given the complex and contextual nature of equity and inclusion work, we will uncover sustainable ways to learn and unlearn as a means of engaging in a personal equity and inclusion practice.
  • Given the complex and contextual nature of equity and inclusion work, we will uncover sustainable ways to learn and unlearn as a means of engaging in a personal equity and inclusion practice.


Leading inclusively should be an ongoing practice, building the capacity to emphasize, evolve, and elevate equity. This course will help you accomplish this goal by activating your curiosity, and deep listening capacities in order to connect and understand one another, setting the stage for equity and inclusion.

The experiential learning methodology of Ivey is not reliant on textbooks and lectures, but on active reflection on everyday experiences, both yours and others'. During debates, discussions, and role-plays, you will identify specific, practical takeaways. You will then develop a personal development plan based on feedback given by other leaders.

Learning methods include:

  • Asynchronous, self-paced learning that includes pre-recorded videos, readings and case studies
  • Live, faculty-led sessions featuring expert Ivey faculty
  • Discussion sessions with peers in private forums and guided self-reflection exercises
  • Online simulations using realistic challenges where leaders can test action against immediate feedback in individual or team-based scenarios
  • Opportunities to test leadership skills in online simulations, apply concepts in critical decision-making moments and navigate team dynamics – just like in real life
  • Peer learning sessions to share experiences, exchange ideas and collaborate to solve challenges with fellow participants in virtual breakout groups during larger sessions


  • Appreciate the complexity of inequality and exclusion and how they affect your organization’s ability to meet the desired outcomes
  • Recognize mindsets, processes, and structures that perpetuate inequality and exclusion; uncover barriers to inclusion and equality within organization and society
  • Identify leverage points and places to intervene to help nudge the organization toward sustainable E&I
  • Learn how to lead successful and sustainable E&I initiatives; discover and diagnose pitfalls and minefields
  • Create a personal equity practice that enables you to lead inclusively and with sustained equity within your organization and beyond.


This course is designed for people leaders in all levels and functions within their organizations. Executives from Manager to C-Suite will gain unique insights on equity and inclusion that can be directly applied to their personal practice of leadership, as well as their organizations’ systemic efforts to build and sustain inclusive work environments.

While not required, we often recommend that two leaders from one organization attend together to maximize learning outcomes. This helps to generate dialogue and maximize learning outcomes for your entire team.

Earn Your Certificate in Leadership

The Ivey Academy and CPA Ontario Certificate in Leadership is a collaboration between CPA Ontario and The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School to deliver professional leadership development tailored for emerging and established CPAs alike.

Learn more about this unique learning experience and how to earn a Certificate in Leadership.

Each completed course awards a digital badge to signify your accomplishment. You can share these badges across social media, websites, portfolios, professional networks and email signatures to highlight your enhanced skill set and expertise.

After completing three courses of your choice, you will receive a Certificate in Leadership. This powerful credential signifies your diverse leadership skill set and ability to manage through disruption.




$3500.00 Member

$3500.00 Student

$3500.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Jun 05, 2022




Dr. Erin Huner is the Director, Culture and Inclusion at Ivey Business School where she leads EDI programming and community engagement. As a settler to Canada, Erin approaches the work of building equitable and inclusive culture as a listener. She practices listening as a way to better understand her own privilege and how she might use her privilege to open spaces for equity deserving individuals to speak into, and rebuild, those spaces, systems and policies where they have been historically marginalized. She also approaches the work of building equitable and inclusive culture through her lived experience of being the mother of a child who is neurodiverse. This lived experience has vividly taught her that the intersections that build who we are, and our lived experiences, require that we work together to build systems, institutions and policies that actively seek, and make space for, the full and inclusive participation of diverse community members. Erin has a deep appreciation of the collaborative and restorative approaches necessary to open spaces, and work alongside equity deserving students, staff, and faculty to build welcoming and equitable communities. She has expertise in Implementation Science and Evaluation, and has used this expertise to implement and design research and programming focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Gender-Based-Violence (GBV); student skill acquisition; and student mental health and wellbeing. Erin has experience developing frameworks to address embedded culture, and is passionate about developing and evolving culture to support organizational strategy.

Dr. Mazi Raz is the Director of Learning Design & Strategy at The Ivey Academy and an Assistant Professor in General Management at the Ivey Business School. Mazi is a founding member of Ivey's EDI Advisory Council and a research fellow in Innovation North Learning Lab. Mazi teaches courses in Strategy in Ivey's MBA, MSc. and Executive Development programs. His current research project explores 'deep skilling' pedagogies for leaders, combining complexity orientation, foresight, and systems change. Mazi has held senior roles with Sauder Executive Education at UBC, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute, and Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Mazi has deep learning and development expertise and extensive experience in leadership development. Since 2014, he has designed and delivered numerous executive education programs focusing on inclusive leadership, power and politics, systems innovation, and strategic thinking. He has designed and taught programs for various organizations, including 3M, Alberta Health Systems, London Health Science Centre, BC Automobile Association, Environment Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat, Marriott International, CIBC and CPA Ontario.



An experiential case-based course that combines the best of virtual and on demand learning.

This is an online course offered by the Ivey Business School Foundation.

Your learning will take place on the Ivey Business School Foundation learning management system.

This is a two-step registration process. Once registered and paid, you will be provided instructions on how to register Ivey School of Business Foundation. You will receive the second email from pdevents@cpaontario.ca within 48 hours of registering. This will contain a link to the program you registered for on the Ivey Busines School Foundation website where you will finalize your registration.


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Note: Course may be cancelled up to three days in advance of start date.

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