Inclusive leadership starts with you, whether you are in a formal executive or director role, a manager or supervisor position, or simply collaborating with others to achieve a common goal. These individuals build the framework for belonging and inclusivity within their teams to pave the path for innovation and growth. This session will provide an overview of what inclusive leadership looks like and will highlight the significance of inclusive teams for building equity within the engineering and geoscience professions.
Session Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:
- understand the business case for fostering inclusive environments.
- identify and know how to apply the core traits of inclusive leadership.
- examine the roles that leaders and individuals play within an inclusive team setting.
- reflect on how leaders and individuals, together, can apply inclusive practices within their own team and in organizational contexts to create a sense of individual belonging for all.
For any questions about this event, please contact [email protected].
About the Presenters
Mohamed El Daly, P.Eng., M.Sc., is director of outreach and product services at APEGA. In his role, he oversees APEGA’s outreach and equity, diversity, and inclusion portfolios while providing guidance to hundreds of volunteers in APEGA’s 10 branches across the province. He has more than 20 years of project management and leadership experience and has led many projects to successful completion. Mohamed is a registered professional engineer with APEGA, holds a master’s degree in civil engineering, and is a graduate of Cornell University’s Diversity & Inclusion program. He also holds a Canadian certified inclusion professional designation from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) and a certified diversity executive designation from the Society of Diversity Certification. In 2020, Mohamed was recognized by CCDI as the Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner of the Year. He is also the recipient of the Human Rights Award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace & Human Rights for his efforts to promote STEM education of under-represented groups and Indigenous communities.
Aliesha Hart Stone is the equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) manager with APEGA and manages initiatives working towards advancing inclusion within the engineering and geoscience professions. She holds a bachelor of arts honours degree in women’s and gender studies with the University of Alberta. She began her career in advocacy and social services working for Alberta non-profits fostering inclusion and belonging for equity-seeking communities. Aliesha has an extensive background in stakeholder engagement and led an EDI-focused initiative bridging the unemployment gap for youth with developmental disabilities. She is passionate about advancing opportunities for women and all equity-deserving groups in our communities.