This session connects inclusive practices with event planning and execution components. From language use to accessibility considerations, the session explores practical tools to create a sense of belonging for all participants.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:
- examine the impacts of the presence and lack of inclusion on event participants
- brainstorm practices for inclusive event planning and execution
- use and modify an inclusivity checklist for your own event context
For any questions about this event, please contact [email protected].
About the Presenters
Asyah Saif is the equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) manager with APEGA and manages APEGA’s initiatives towards gender equity within the engineering and geoscience professions in Alberta. Asyah has an extensive background in leadership development and training in the postsecondary context, where she led EDI-focused initiatives, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit programming. She holds a bachelor of commerce, majoring in strategic management and organization and is currently completing her master's degree in equity studies. Asyah also holds a Canadian certified inclusion professional designation from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.
Sheryl Rasie is an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) coordinator with APEGA. She is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing tasks aimed at advancing gender equity within the engineering and geoscience professions in Alberta. Sheryl holds a bachelor of science in materials engineering from the University of Alberta and has technical experience as an engineer-in-training in the corrosion sector. Her background with EDI stems mainly from her time with ATCO as a lead for the Visible Minorities Subcommittee, one of the workplace EDI grassroot groups. Her group fuelled initiatives geared towards generating awareness and addressing issues surrounding racialized groups in the workplace. Sheryl is currently working towards earning both her professional engineer designation and the Canadian certified inclusion professional designation.