CCDI Community of Practice events are designed to be highly interactive sessions of two and ½ hours, to foster an intimate environment in which participants feel secure to learn and explore a specific diversity and inclusion topic.

No matter your level of experience with diversity and inclusion, human rights, or human resources, CCDI Community of Practice events will provide you with a unique learning experience.

We are glad to announce that we will be offering both in-person and virtual sessions this spring, which will take place May and June of 2023. We will host the in-person events in five cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

Spring 2023 theme: Depolarizing the workplace

Practical tools for compassionate communication

An integral part of DEI work involves navigating difficult conversations. How do we create psychologically safe spaces where everyone can share their perspectives, challenge ideas, and use conflict as an opportunity to connect and collaborate? In CCDI's spring 2023 Community of Practice event, we'll explore using non-violent communication as a tool to foster healthy dialogue and use conflict as an opportunity to deepen connection and collaboration.

Learning objectives

This workshop takes an experiential approach to applying the principles of non-violent communication to transform workplace conflicts into opportunities for compassion and connection. Nonviolent communication (NVC) is a tool that allows us to express our feelings and needs with clarity and self-responsibility, listen to others' feelings and needs with empathy and compassion, and facilitate mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties involved.

Participants will:

  • Understand how non-violent communication supports psychological safety in the workplace.
  • Learn how to implement the principles of NVC in their workplaces to foster inclusive environments.
  • Practice non-violent communication skills with your DEI peers in a safe environment.
  • Leave with a framework, set of skills, and practical exercises to learn and practice non-violent communication with their teammates.

Who should attend?

  • This session is open to anyone who wishes to learn practical communication skills to foster compassionate conversations in the workplace.
  • CCDI Employer Partners receive complimentary passes as a benefit of their membership.
    • NOTE: For in-person events, we ask that you limit the number of Employer Partner participants to five (5) per organization. There is no limit to the number of EP participants for the virtual sessions.
  • CCDI Individual Practitioners also receive a complimentary pass.
  • CCDI Community of Practice events are open to the general public for the nominal fee of $99 for in-person sessions or $69 for virtual sessions.

Location, date and time

More information coming soon.


Registrations will open April 2023.

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Please contact should you have any questions.