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Rotman Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for HR Professionals

Develop a sound understanding of what it means to create a safe and sustainable organizational culture

As a human resource professional, you're tasked with being the architect of your organization's culture. Rotman's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for HR Professionals program is designed to help you navigate conversations around key topics, build buy-in from the top level, and define a high-level strategy.

Created based on direct feedback from senior HR leaders across industries and customized for a relevant, practical experience, this program aims to bring HR professionals together in a safe and open environment. You'll learn from expert instructors with experience working in the field and from other HR leaders like yourself.

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Challenge yourself to create an environment where employees from all backgrounds can thrive. You'll learn through

  • data
  • hands-on exercises
  • case studies based on real companies
  • videos and storytelling
  • workbooks
  • action planning


By the end of this program, you'll develop a sound understanding of what organizations need to know to foster inclusive cultures – and a network of peers you can turn to for sharing experiences, challenges and solutions.

"This is the first time this kind of training has been useful and I have participated in seven or eight sessions elsewhere previously."

Further Testimonials

"It was an aha moment to recognize that many behaviours are fitting a predetermined narrative we have and it was excellent to work through how we address that."
"We have come a long way in history to further close the gender gap between men and women, but needless to say there is lots of room to improve. I appreciated the discussion of the difference between equality and equity, and how given our position in society we have different needs in order to receive equality due to how our world is inherently structured."

Georgette Zinaty, Featured Facilitator


Dr. Georgette Zinaty brings her expertise in Diversity and Inclusion to our leadership consultancy and training initiatives. Dr. Zinaty has been an executive and senior leader at the University of Toronto. An alumna of the University of Toronto, Dr. Zinaty holds a Bachelor degree in English and Political Science, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Master's of Science from the Henley School of Business and a certificate on "Leading Strategic Change within Organizations" from Harvard University.

She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Henley School of Business. Dr. Zinaty's research focuses on business leadership, diversity, inclusion and the future of leadership.


  • Identify what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean in today's workplace
  • Know how to address blind spots and implicit or unconscious bias
  • Present a strong case for why DEI is a win-win for your organization
  • Learn how to foster championship and allyship

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Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman's admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.


A deposit of 50% of the program fee (or $4,000) is required at time of application. If the full fee is not paid at the time of application, the balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before program start date, whichever is first. Fees will be refunded to those not accepted into the program.

HPRA Seal This program has been approved for 11 CPD hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).


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2-day intensive

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Rotman School of Management
Toronto, ON

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Participant profile:
Senior HR Executives including managers, directors, and consultants

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$4,200 CAD + HST



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