Community of Practice: Depolarizing the workplace - Toronto

Event Type : Community of Practice
Starts at May 30, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern
Finishes at May 30, 2023 12:30 PM Eastern

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.
  • 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.


Randstad Canada



777 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G 2C8


Presentation language

  • English


  • Check-in will begin half an hour before the event start time and light refreshments will be provided. Please be sure to indicate any dietary accommodations on the registration form.
  • For in-person events, we ask that you limit the number of Employer Partner participants to five per organization. There is no limit to the number of EP participants for the virtual sessions.

For more information about this event or event-related registration, please contact

For current Canadian Certified Inclusion Professionals (CCIPTM), this event qualifies for continued professional development credit. Contact for more information.

For members of the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and the Yukon: this program may qualify for credit in the area of Practice Management as part of your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development, as required by your Law Society. To learn more, click on the link to your province above or contact your local Law Society.


Event Location

Randstad Canada
Suite 2000 - 777 Bay St.
M5G 2C8