Advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in a COVID-19 world

Earn your CPD EDI credits virtually in our full-day conference

Event Details


Canada | November 05, 2020 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET

On November 5, 2020 Norton Rose Fulbright Canada hosted a full-day learning opportunity to earn outstanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion CPD credits.  

Each session provided insightful direction and actionable takeaways. A detailed agenda and session descriptions can be found below.

If you are interested in viewing any of these sessions, please contact our events team.


  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Foundations of unconscious bias 
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m | Break - Olympic principles that drive resilient leadership
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Using your privilege to plan and lead inclusive meetings
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. | Break - Cooking with Chef Keith
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Advancing career sponsorship in a virtual world  
  • 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Break 
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Becoming actively anti-racist 


  • Suzanne Wood, Chief Client Services Officer, Norton Rose Fulbright


Session descriptions

Time Speaker Topic Description

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Sacha de Klerk, Head of Diversity and Inclusion


Foundations of unconscious bias 

An introduction to concepts relating to unconscious bias; how unconscious bias plays out in the workplace; and practical guidance on interrupting bias. This session is a great refresher on the foundation concepts and a primer for other topics during the day.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Kevin Rempel, Olympian

Morning break, Olympic principles that drive resilient leadership Join Kevin Rempel to discover immediately actionable steps that drive successful leadership in times of change.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Keya Dasgupta, Head of Learning and Development Using your privilege to plan and lead inclusive meetings Traditionally structured meetings can result in the voices of women and minorities being excluded, interrupted or silenced. Meeting chairs can use their privilege to set the right tone and manage contributions. This session will review strategies for creating an inclusive meeting culture by identifying and interrupting micro-inequities and systemic bias.
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Keith Pears, Executive Chef at the W Toronto Lunch break Join Chef Keith Pears (Winner of Chopped Canada) as he walks us through preparing a healthy snack. The shopping list will be emailed in advance so you can cook alongside Chef Keith.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Shanin Lott, Chief People Officer

Jung-Kay Chiu, Partner, Patent Agent, Lawyer, Trademark 

Carole Diop, Partner 

Advancing career sponsorship in a virtual world A conversation about how sponsoring advances our diverse pipeline of talent. Find out what career sponsorship is; how it supports progression for women and diverse talent; and how to be an effective sponsor and protégé.
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Networking break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sacha de Klerk, Head of Diversity and Inclusion Becoming actively anti-racist Learn about anti-Black racism in Canada; how it impacts Black people in the workplace; and what practical actions you can take to become actively anti-racist.

All sessions are available in English only.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits

This program contains 4 EDI Professionalism Hours.