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27
Mar

Calgary Board Match Event: Speed Dating for Boards

DiverseCity onBoard Calgary hosted it’s first board matching event on March 13th, Board Match 2017: Speed Dating for Boards! Held at Vertigo Theatre in the heart of downtown Calgary, the evening offered boards a chance to meet and learn more about candidates and educate those in attendance about the mission, values, and operations of their organizations. …

6
Feb

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

By Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid Published February 1, 2017 Harvard Business Review Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability …

3
Feb

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Published February 1, 2017 By Dr. Steven Murphy, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University In the past few days, business leaders across the U.S. have spoken out against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. From Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google to Ford, Starbucks and Goldman Sachs, CEOs have reinforced that diversity is a strength. The …

1
Feb

It is time for immigration 3.0

By Ratna Omidvar Published January 31, 2017 Source: IRPP There is a singular narrative thread running through the international media coverage of Canada in the last two years. In one way or another, it is the tale of Canadian exceptionalism. In October 2015, Canadians elected a centrist party that won over the electorate with talk …

25
Jan

Nonprofit Board Priorities and Effectiveness

Kathleen Yazbak, founder of Viewcrest Advisors and a former Bridgespan partner, interviewed three for-profit/nonprofit board members to gather their perspectives on the similarities, differences, and priorities of corporate and nonprofit boards. (…) Talent management should be a priority for nonprofit boards, according to three nonprofit/for-profit board members Kathleen Yazbak of Viewcrest Advisors recently interviewed. Their …

11
Jan

Evaluations for All: Even the CEO Deserves a Report Card

By Sue Dahling Sullivan for The Bridgespan Group Making the evaluation process a natural part of the organizational culture can help align staff with strategic goals. But it doesn’t stop with staff. Establishing a culture where a formal, documented, fair, and pragmatic annual evaluation is routinely expected needs to extend to the CEO evaluation process, driven …

9
Jan

Diversity is key to success in corporate Canada

Published January 9, 2016 By Jennifer Reynolds, Special to The Globe and Mail In my role, I have the pleasure of spending time at universities across the country, meeting with students to talk about their careers and the important role they can play as future business leaders in Canada’s economy. What always strikes me when …