FREE WEBINAR: Empathy - The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Learn how empathy is a key ingredient in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at our free webinar on February 13, 2020!


For many – and this is particularly true within the nonprofit sector – empathy is our first point of meaningful connection to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. We think back to instances when our clients have faced barriers and biases, or times when people close to us have been excluded, or our own experiences of feeling that we didn’t belong, and these narratives became the fuel for driving the work forward. But what if we’re only scratching the surface? What if we reconsider empathy as an important skill for effective DEI design, development, and implementation? This webinar explores these questions and shows us how different ways of thinking about empathy can help sweeten the sauce, and bring about more impactful DEI.

Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Topic: Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Date: Thursday, February 13 at 1pm ET / 10am PT (webinar is one hour in length)

Audience: All nonprofit professionals and leaders interested in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Cost: Free - Register Now

Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren't able to connect to the live session, rest assured you'll get the full recording by email the following day.

What you'll learn

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What is empathy – what does it look like and how can we be better at it?
  • Why empathy is important in effective DEI
  • How modelling empathy can support collaboration, connection, and understanding between diverse stakeholder groups
  • Why we need to exercise self-compassion to be strong DEI leaders and champions

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.

About the presenter

Christina Sackeyfio is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Boldly Inclusive, a consulting and training firm specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a 2019 Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional who has spent most of her career working in social impact and innovation in the non-profit sector. In addition to addressing complex social issues such as youth literacy, poverty, homelessness, and child welfare using DEI as a key driver, her specialities include community engagement, strategic partnerships development, and capacity building. Christina earned her MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, with specializations in Organizational Development and Marketing. She also has a Master of Arts in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, with a focus on Critical Integrated Anti-Racism Education.

What's a webinar?

Think of a webinar as a way to attend a conference without leaving your workplace or home. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter's slides (watching over an internet connection). You won't be able to see the presenter, or others attending the program -- and they won't be able to see you. You will be able to ask questions - the webinar can be as interactive as you want to make it. The webinar will also be recorded and made available to you after the session, so there's no need for frantic note-taking!

Don't miss out on this free learning opportunity - register today!

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"This presentation was absolutely fabulous. There was so much great information and presented in a manner that was easy to understand. I look forward to sharing it with my team members."

- Past CharityVillage Webinar Participant