Annual Speakers Luncheon 2021

Date: November 4, 2021

Time: Networking begins at 12pm EST. Formal event starts at 1pm EST. Event ends at 2pm EST.

Location: Virtual via ZOOM (Online)

Fueling Success Through Inclusivity and Diversity with Dr. Ivan Joseph

How does an organization create a sense of belonging amongst staff, especially as many continue to work remotely? Are we doing enough to support teammates from marginalized and underrepresented groups?

It’s 2021 and the business case for tackling gender and ethnic diversity is stronger than ever before. Studies have shown that the most diverse organizations are far more profitable than those that are not.

In their latest report, McKinsey and Company found that companies with gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more profitable than companies with no gender diversity. Moreover, those with high levels of ethnic and cultural diversity on their executive teams outperformed those who were not by 36%. Yet despite this compelling evidence, efforts to diversify teams and workplaces remains stagnant.

Don’t miss this compelling and energizing presentation by Dr. Ivan Joseph, Award-Winning Performance Coach, Cultural Transformation Expert and VP of Student Affairs at Laurier University. Dr. Joseph will be sharing his personal perspective and advice to promote interconnectedness and belonging amongst colleagues in your organization. Don’t miss this important and touching keynote.


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph
Award-Winning Performance Coach | Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert

As Director of Athletics at Ryerson University, Dr. Ivan Joseph led the athletic program to national prominence. The Ryerson Rams won provincial and national championships for the first time in the institution's history — while achieving GPAs higher than the student body average. Joseph also spearheaded the landmark $100 million renovation of the historic and beloved Maple Leaf Gardens. Dr. Joseph is currently the Vice President of Student Affairs at Wilfred Laurier University. His TEDx Talk has more than 21 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it one of the “Ten Best TED Talks About The Meaning of Life”.

Along with being an in-demand speaker, consultant and coach, Joseph contributes regularly to publications including Huffington Post and Globe and Mail. He is also the author of the bestselling book You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence.

He has spent his career leading cultural transformation, helping people believe in themselves, and creating cohesive teams. He speaks about self-confidence, embracing the “grit” to persevere despite setbacks, and leading teams to success, drawing from the lessons he's learned from a life in sport. Dynamic and engaging, Joseph always leaves audience with a memorable experience that adds value long after the presentation ends.

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