Birds of All Feathers: The Right Way to Do Diversity

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Date(s) - June 2nd, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Via Zoom
Vancouver, BC


Knowing that diversity and inclusion are important, and knowing where to begin when creating a diversity and inclusion program or strategy, are two different things. Many legal workplaces know that D&I is both the right thing and the smart thing to do, but simply don’t know where to start. If your firm is at or near the beginning of your diversity and inclusion journey, this is the program for you.

In this session Michael Bach, Founder and CEO of the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) and author of the book Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, will share his thoughts on the importance of building a diverse and inclusive law office, and how to get started on creating one.

Everyone who signs up for this session will receive a copy of Michael’s book “Birds of All Feathers” delivered to you at your firm.

Register and pay by May 10th to have a copy of your book prior to the event!

The program was accredited for 1 hour of CPD under Birds of All Feathers: The Right Way to Do Diversity. The British Columbia Legal Management Association is the accredited provider.

About Michael:

Michael Bach is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility, bringing a vast knowledge of leading practices in a live setting to his work.  Prior to taking on this role, he was the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG Canada, a role he created and held for the seven years.  Additionally, Michael completed a 2½ year secondment as Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for KPMG International.

Over the course of his career, Michael has received repeated recognition for his work, including being named:

  • Women of Influence’s Canadian Diversity Champions (2011 & 2012)
  • Catalyst Canada Honours Human Resources/Diversity Leader (2011)
  • Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year (2011)
  • Out on Bay Street Leaders to be Proud of LGBT Advocate Workplace Award (2011)
  • Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council’s IS Award (2010)
  • Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award (2010)
  • KPMG CEO Community Excellence Award (2009)

Under Michael’s leadership, CCDI has received numerous awards, including winning Canadian HR Reporter’s Readers’ Choice Award in the category of Diversity/Employment Equity Consultant in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Michael has a Post Graduate Certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University and holds the Cornell Certified Diversity Professional, Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) designation. His book “Birds of All Feathers- Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right” is currently available online and at bookstores everywhere.

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