IAPD Women in Plastics Educational Workshop

Thursday, June 14, 2018 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Marriott SpringHill Suites Vieux-Montréal / Old Montreal
445 St-Jean-Baptiste 
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2Z7

Join Women in Plastics for a morning of learning and connecting on Thursday, June 14 in Montreal, Québec.

This half-day educational workshop will feature:

  • Keynote speaker on diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Interactive networking activities
  • Lively group discussion
  • An opportunity to meet industry peers and build business relationships
  • Networking breakfast and lunch

This educational offering is intended to help foster facilitated networking and the chance to connect with attendees on a deeper level. 

Women and men are welcome to attend.




 

Registration Fees:

IAPD Members - US$125
Non-members - US$175
Students (with valid student ID) - US$25
Welcome Reception Only - US$25


Schedule:


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception 

Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration / Networking Breakfast 
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome / Ice Breaker
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   Cultural Diversity Workshop: Diversity & Inclusion presented by Karen Diaz, M.Ed.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break 
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Cultural Diversity Workshop: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and Cultural Dimensions in Business
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Cultural Diversity Workshop: Importance of Cross Cultural Differences
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Cultural Diversity Workshop: Personal Actions

Keynote Speaker

Karen Diaz, M.Ed.

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace


  

The world is getting smaller, and competition is heating up as companies merge and compete for business around the globe. Companies have to adapt like never before to a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce. To be competitive, you need the right tactics to respond to your evolving workforce.
Diversity and inclusion are vital for your organization to be more innovative, competitive and to offer a rewarding place for your employees and customers. 

 
In this session participants will: 

  • Learn about cultural diversity in the workforce and the business case for managing cultural diversity.
  • Identify and consider the actual and potential impacts and benefits of cultural diversity.
  • Increase their understanding of culture and cross-cultural interactions.
  • Develop their cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Recognize and address subtle differences that create challenges in the workplace.
  • Develop an action plan for promoting and cultivating an inclusive workplace.

About Karen Diaz

Karen Diaz, M.Ed. (McGill University) is a dynamic solution-driven consultant, trainer and facilitator of organizational effectiveness, transformation and intercultural initiatives, with a focus on diversity, culture and inclusion. With more than 20 years of experience supporting organizations with their growth and development, she has worked with managers and employees in the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada and globally. 

A highly talented facilitator, Diaz’s passion enables her to collaborate with clients to help groups engage in powerful dialogue that strengthens their individual and collective ability to succeed. She specializes in designing and facilitating leadership programs for managers and staff in areas such as inclusive leadership, diversity awareness, creating a respectful workplace, leading change initiatives and supporting teams to high performance. 

Hotel Info:

Marriott SpringHill Suites Vieux-Montréal / Old Montreal 
445 St-Jean-Baptiste 
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2Z7
Phone : (514) 871-4110  

IAPD attendees will receive a special discounted rate of CAD$279 per night. CLICK HERE to make a reservation or call the reservations line at (514) 871-4110 and mention you are an IAPD Women in Plastics attendee.  The cut-off date for the hotel block is Friday, April 27, 2018.

Sponsorship Opportunities:


Elite Sponsor - US$1000
  • Event signage with company logo listed as an Elite Sponsor.
  • Company logo in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.
  • Company logo and direct link to your website on IAPD Women in Plastics Workshop emails and on the IAPD Women in Plastics webpage.
Breakfast Sponsor - US$500
  • Event signage with company name listed as breakfast sponsor.
  • Company name listed in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.
Lunch Sponsor - US$500
  • Event signage with company name listed as contributing sponsor.
  • Company name listed in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Exclusive Reception Sponsor



Breakfast Sponsor



Lunch Sponsors