Part Time: August 30, 2022 – October 18, 2022
In this course, students will examine diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the lens of an employer and employee, what it means for team leaders and managers, including conflict management, communication skills, and team building.
Contemporary issues related to race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, nationality and ethnicity will also be explored in this course. This course explores what equality, diversity, and inclusion look like inside and outside of the office, and how we can transform today's world for a better tomorrow.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to recognize the need for change in their environment and how to apply skills to meet those demands.
Students will be able to solve complex diversity issues with intercultural awareness and problem-solving skills. Students will study change management and inclusion of people of all communities, e.g., LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, different religious beliefs, and systemic racism.
At the end of this course, you will be able to identify and initiate change for a healthy workplace environment. Students will be able to formulate and apply practical decision-making skills to improve work and social settings.
Sharon Seidler is a Human Resources Professional and Conflict Resolution Professional with over fifteen years of experience in Human Resources Supports, Organizational Development, Change Management, Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Employee and Labour Relations, and Leadership Development. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Human Resources Management Program and Kansas State University’s Conflict Resolution Program. She has also been a certified mediator, a mentor with the Kansas Supreme Courts, and a member of the Kansas Supreme Court Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution.
Sharon currently works in post-secondary education with Ashton College Online, focusing on human resources, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, and change management. Sharon has extensive experience developing and instructing organizational training programs in conflict resolution, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leadership development to promote inclusive, safe and healthy work environments. She also publishes online articles related to change management, mental wellness, co-parenting, workplace mediation, divorce mediation, human resources, and conflict resolution.
Sarah Gayer is a Human Resources professional and Charter Mediator, who brings over 20 years of experience consulting with organizations in the private sector, in such industries as pulp and paper, plastics, retail, communications, medical, manufacturing, financial, and in the not-for-profit sector. Sarah’s credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce degree from York University, a Charter Mediator designation from ADRIO and advanced certificates in Conflict Management from the University of Waterloo and Dispute Resolution from York University. In addition, Sarah is a trained Circle Facilitator and holds the professional designations of Certified Human Resources Leader, Certified Human Resources Professional, and Training and Development Professional.
Sarah provides expertise in coaching working with entrepreneurs, newcomers, and managers to assist them in becoming better leaders and successful businesspeople. Sarah is also a trained mediator in the workplace, family, and with elders. She assists organizations in mediating conflict, conducting investigations, and providing training in this area. Sarah also assists organizations in providing a workplace that meets everyone’s needs with regard to mental health. Sarah brings a desire for sharing her expertise by bringing authenticity into her facilitation.
Rachael D’Silva is a Human Resources Professional with 15 years of experience working in Human Resources, Labour Relations, Occupational Health & Safety and Payroll. She has spent the last five years researching and incorporating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion programs into the workplace. While she provides full spectrum HR support, she sees herself as an HR Specialist passionate about inclusion, belonging and safety, supporting businesses in the private and non-profit sectors. Rachael’s empathy and ability to cultivate strong relationships with clients and co-workers are what make her stand out as an HR Professional.
She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women.
Catalina has worked in both generalist and specialist HR roles for over 10 years. She is currently the Senior Manager, HR & Operations at the Peter Allard School of Law. Before then, her work experience includes Senior Manager, Engagement and OD at the Sauder School of Business, HR Advisor for Central HR at UBC, and HR Manager for Harvest Power. Catalina also spent many years working in various administrative roles before moving into an HR career. She completed her HR Diploma through BCIT in 2009 and obtained her CPHR in 2011.
Catalina is also a professional coach. She completed the UBC Organizational Coaching Certification in 2020 and now works as an internal coach for [email protected]
*Subject to change without notice
The registration fee for this course is $720.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.