Foundations of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

This half-day course is designed as a foundational EDI course for leaders to understand concepts of power, privilege and intersectionality, and how they impact the workplace. Upon completion of the course, you will develop a deeper understanding of implicit biases and their impacts in the workplace. This course will allow you to gain tools to mitigate the negative effects of unconscious biases in the workplace and to further understand how unconscious bias is part of larger EDI organizational work.

Activities include:

  • Decolonizing our bios
  • The wheel of power and privilege
  • Unpacking your invisible backback
  • Macroaggressions: Themes and messages
  • The "Problem" Woman of Colour in the workplace
  • The "Norm" of white dominant culture and something different worksheet

We will be offering this course via Zoom.  Participants will be supported and coached online as they work through exercises and sector-specific case studies to enhance the learning.

Upcoming Workshops

Virtual Delivery

When: November 28, 2022  (9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Where: BC Public School Employers’ Association
Via Zoom (link will be provided prior to the workshop)
Tel: 604.730.0739
Cost: $199.00 + GST


Space is limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Please note, should there be insufficient enrollment to meet minimum requirements for a session, the workshop will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. An email notification will be sent to registrants if the workshop is cancelled.

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Adeline Huynh
CEO & Principal Consultant, The Commons

Adeline has 15 years of leadership in the field of workplace equity, diversity and inclusion. Her most recent experiences come from leading organizational change initiatives at UBC and SFU, as well as with nonprofit, healthcare, and the private sector. At UBC, Adeline worked for the Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) as an Equity Facilitator where she designed curriculum and delivered workshops covering a wide variety of EDI related topics including inclusive leadership, respectful workplace, intercultural development, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), anti-racism, and more, all within the higher education context. While at SFU, she was the Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (embedded in HR). At SFU, Adeline was responsible for leading people practices systems change, supporting a campus-wide EDI consultation process, EDI training, and leadership coaching. Currently she is the CEO and Principal Consultant of The Commons, an equity and inclusion strategy firm.


If you have any questions concerning these learning opportunities, please contact Donna Verones by e-mail at or by phone at 604.730.4501.

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