Inclusive Leader Series

Build an action plan for advancing diversity and inclusion in your organization

Lawyers are leaders in promoting equality and combating injustice. The legal profession has made significant progress, but there is still work to be done in reducing systemic barriers for diverse lawyers. We all have a role to play in creating a more inclusive workplace.

How can you better fulfill your special responsibility to advance equality, diversity, and inclusion under the rules of professional conduct and human rights law? Take part in the Inclusive Leader Series from the OBA.

Join other leaders and champions of inclusion and raise awareness of unconscious biases that affect us all. Be a champion of change to strengthen your practice and provide better legal services to the diverse communities of Ontario.

You will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing 3 of 5 sessions of the Inclusive Leader Series*. Take the next step in becoming a more inclusive leader, sign up today.

*To receive a certificate participants must attend a minimum of three (3) sessions in person or via webcast, and complete a self-assessment quiz after each session by Wednesday, October 31, 2019. The certificate is a non-credit, non-degree program but may count towards your annual CPD requirement.


Real-World Strategies for Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into Your Firm or Legal Department

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

How can your firm or department stop being a straggler and become a genuine leader on diversity and inclusion? It starts with understanding the power of your workplace culture and the people who make up that culture. Gain real-world insight into how organizations and firms across North America are building more diverse and inclusive legal workplace cultures by conducting internal inclusion audits, providing diversity and inclusion training, and hiring and retaining diverse talent. Learn hands-on tactics and expert strategies to ensure that your workplace is at the forefront of diversity and inclusion in the Canadian legal profession.