Certificate and Executive Programs

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Practice

NOV 15 - Nov 16, 2022

Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, Toronto


NOV 15 - NOV 16



9:00 AM - 5:00 PM




20 Hours


0 Hours


Registration closed on

Nov 06, 2022


Enhance your capacity to lead inclusively and with sustained equity– from reflection to real-world action in your own organization.

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.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Practice is a novel 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 EDI, this program 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.

The in-person setting will bring together CPAs with other leaders across industries, allowing you to interact, network and learn from others.


Group rates are available. Save 25% off the original price if three or more employees register for the same course. Contact Zijie Li, Learning Solutions Specialist, CPA Ontario to learn more.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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 organizations 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.

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The programs are deeply experiential, grounded in case research, and facilitated by expert faculty from Ivey Business School. Ivey‘s real-world Case Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll identify specific, practical learning takeaways through deep discussion and simulations, then develop an implementation plan with feedback from other leaders. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to network with CPAs and other leaders across a variety of industries. You’ll complete the program having gained new skills, heard insights from peers, and developed a clear strategy to tackle specific challenges back at work.

Self-paced Learning Activities

Prepare for live sessions using pre-recorded videos, readings, and case studies – delivered at a flexible pace through our learning management system. Discuss ideas with your peers via a private forum and complete guided self-reflection to help apply key takeaways in your own role.

Live Faculty-led Sessions

Ivey Faculty guide the class through real-world case discussions, drawing out key learning takeaways along with new ideas and perspectives. Individuals are encouraged to actively engage with peers and faculty to help bring new viewpoints to the learning experience.


Individual assessment tools enable deeper self-awareness, encouraging participants to reflect on their learning journey throughout the program. Apply valuable new personal discoveries to your constantly evolving identity as a leader.

Role-Play Simulations

Facing a realistic simulated challenge, leaders can test action against immediate feedback. Played individually, simulations teach the application of concepts and frameworks in critical decision-making moments. Meanwhile, team-based simulations require participants to apply leadership skills and navigate team dynamics – just like in real life.




Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Practice is designed for people leaders at all levels and functions within their organizations. Executives from managers 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.


$3390.00 Member

$3390.00 Student

$3390.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Nov 06, 2022


Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, 130 King Street West, Exchange Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1A9


Portrait of Mazi RazMazi Raz is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy area group. He is a founding member of Ivey's EDI Advisory Council and a research fellow in Innovation North Learning Lab. Mazi earned a Ph.D. and MBA from Ivey, with research and teaching interests in the relationship between ideological trends and management thinkways, human imagination and managerial practices. His operating motto is: "human knowledge must be matched by a fearless trust in the unknowable." Mazi teaches Strategy, Systems Thinking, and Power & Politics courses 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 The Ivey Academy, 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. Mazi is ethnically Persian. Having emigrated in 1990, he has lived and worked in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Before becoming an academic, Mazi was a senior manager with several large corporations in several industries, including aviation, media, and finance.

Portrait of Erin HunerErin Huner PhD, 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. Prior to joining Ivey, Erin was Director of Research, Assessment and Planning (Student Experience), at Western University. Erin completed her PhD in Geography at Western University. She sits on London’s Safe Cities Advisory Committee, the LGTBQ+ Provincial Thriving Advisory Committee, and is a winner of several awards, including Western University’s Award of Excellence.


We prioritize the health and safety of the everyone involved in our programs. We follow all requirements of local health authorities, the Ontario guidelines for conference centres, and may also implement additional protocols as deemed appropriate. Currently, both vaccines and masks are encouraged but not required for attendees.

Electronic material can be accessed one week prior to the course at https://pdlms.cpaontario.ca/ and should be downloaded in advance.

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