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Unlocking the power of inclusion: How an inclusive holiday policy can transform your workplace culture

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 8:30 am to 10:00 am
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Member: $50 + GST | Non-member: $75 + GST
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Sherilyn Trompetter & Sky McLaughlin of MT Consulting

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About the Event

In this engaging and informative webinar, we will help you design inclusive holiday or vacation policies that go beyond traditional statutory holidays. We'll discuss the importance of acknowledging and respecting the diverse cultural, religious, and spiritual holidays celebrated by your employees.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • The benefits of an inclusive holiday policy
  • Exploring the impact of non-inclusive holiday policies on workplace culture
  • How to identify non-traditional cultural, religious, and spiritual holidays to acknowledge in your policy
  • Acknowledging potential challenges you may encounter when developing and implementing an inclusive holiday policy.
  • Best practices for accommodating diverse holiday needs in policy design.
  • How to communicate and promote your new policy to your employees.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from leading experts and take your workplace culture to the next level. Register today and start unlocking the power of inclusion in your organization!


About the Speaker

Sky McLaughlin, PhD CCIP Sky’s career has been situated squarely within the diversity and inclusion space, with over twenty years of experience in education, international development, project management and international relations. Her commitment to improving the quality of life and opportunity for vulnerable populations has taken her through 57 countries and has given her a truly global mindset.

With over a decade of on the ground lived experience in some of the world’s most challenging environments (Russia, Afghanistan and the Palestinian Territories), Sky has managed multi-million-dollar projects in complex public sector unionized environments such as the University of Alberta, Indiana University, USAID and McGill University. Over the course of her career, she has coached thousands of internationally trained professionals to achieve success in the North American workplace and has cultivated expertise in intercultural communications, training and facilitation, and leadership of diverse teams.

Sky has exercised her passion for mentorship and the economic empowerment of women and girls through the founding of an Edmonton-based social enterprise, and through volunteer positions on the City of Edmonton Citizen Services Advisory Board, the Alberta Immigrant Entrepreneur Mentorship Program, the Queen’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program and the Junior League of Edmonton.

Sky holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an MA in TESOL from the University of Liverpool in the UK, and a BAH in English Literature from Queen’s University at Kingston. She is a designated Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional.

 Sherilyn Trompetter, BA MBA CCIP Sherilyn has lived experience as a racialized person and over twenty years of professional experience in project management, research, stakeholder facilitation, diversity and inclusion. Sherilyn has extensive project management experience working for and with complex and hierarchical unionized environments such as the University of Alberta, the Government of Alberta, law enforcement agencies including the RCMP and the Canadian Red Cross.

She has successfully managed projects upwards of $10 million specializing in the development and training of people and systems improvement. In 2020, her academic and professional experience in diversity and inclusion were formally recognized through her achievement of a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional.

A strategic and creative leader, Sherilyn is enthusiastic about facilitating transformative experiences. She has a passion for multiculturalism, social justice and community service and has extensive volunteer experience with the Edmonton Heritage Festival, Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management team, AIESEC Edmonton and as the co-founder for ACT Alberta: the Action Coalition on human Trafficking.

Sherilyn holds an MBA from University of Alberta, Canada and Tec de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, Mexico in addition to a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Alberta.



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