Lunch & Lean-In – Preparing to Get Ready to Be Ready for Inclusive Organizations

We’re so excited to meet Jean Samuel and to lean-in to her knowledge on inclusive workplaces, as this is a rare opportunity to learn from a diversity and equity consultant.


Key Points of Discussion will include:

  • Personal Responsibility & Leadership for True Change for DEI
  • Understanding the Pathway for Social Change & Equity
  • 12 Strategies to consider in Getting Ready to be Ready to build Inclusive Organizations


Event Details:

May 18th, 2023

1:00PM – 2:30PM  – presentation with time for questions

Live over Zoom


ORA Members – $25

Non-Members – $50


About the Speaker

Jean Samuel has worked in the Diversity field for over 25 years – her most recent role was as the Provincial Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, where she worked to support the development of equitable services, programs and processes for children, youth, families and staff.

Jean is a graduate of the University of Toronto, is a Certified Change Management Professional and a trained facilitator of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppressive Practice. She holds the designation as a Certified Canadian
Inclusion Professional (CCIPTM) from the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion, and is passionate about social justice, human rights and equity.

She is the President & Owner of Arise International Consulting where she currently works to support governors, executive leaders and their staff in the education, healthcare, legal, child welfare, union and human services sectors better understand their role in creating more equitable and inclusive organizational systems.

Her motto is, ‘Be hard on the issues but gentle with people’, and she brings a unique perspective and uses her talents to build awareness and understanding of how unconscious and conscious biases contribute to the marginalization and oppression of individuals in society, and how to effectively use critical self-reflective practices, analysis of systemic and individual power along with brave dialogue to support the dismantling of oppressive ideologies.


*Access to the recording will be provided only to those registered for the webinar. Also, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.*

*Registration fees are final sale – no refunds will be issued.*

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Lunch & Lean In – with Jean Samuel, Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OACAS.  Join us on MAY 18 to learn 12 strategies to consider when looking to build inclusive organizations.

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