Program

Join us for a 3-day in-person management learning event with topics suited for leadership, talent acquisition managers, and Indigenous relations professionals. 

Day 1 (Oct 8) sets the stage for understanding and embracing this year's theme with a plenary topic: Beyond the Checkmark : Reflections on the Evolution of Indigenous Inclusion. Three concurrent sessions are offered in the afternoon.
In the evening, join us for the Inclusion Festival with amazing culinary delights, artists and networking.  Join us for games and prizes!

Day 2 (Oct 9) highlights six concurrent sessions to choose from in the areas of Organizational Strategic Development, Relationships and Wellness and also tactical sessions including: Growing the Indigenous Talent Pipeline. 
Wednesday will also feature our 25th Anniversary Celebration (1999-2024)

Day 3 (Oct 10) will chart The Path Forward with a plenary session in the morning and 3 concurrent sessions in the afternoon including The New Indigenous Inclusion Intersection: Putting the “I – Indigenous” in HR, DEI and ESG

The schedule can be found below and a detailed program will be available soon.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 8

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Registration Opens / Coffee & Networking

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Opening Prayer / Greetings / Welcome

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Opening Plenary - Your Indigenous Inclusion Management Scorecard Exercise: Getting Ready to go Beyond the Checkmark

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Transition time

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Getting Ready to Go Beyond the Checkmark

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Inclusion Festival (Opening Reception)

 

Wednesday, October 9

7:15 am - 3:00 pm

Registration

7:45 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Welcome / Summary of Day 1

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Plenary Session

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Wellness Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Organizational Strategies to Move Beyond the Checkmark

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Luncheon and IW 25th Anniversary Celebration: Recognizing our Board, Champions and LC Members as Challengers and Champions

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Moving Beyond the Checkmark with Indigenous Partnerships, Alliances and Strategy

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

President’s and Co-Chairs’ Reception (by invitation only)

5:00 pm onwards

Free evening for participants to explore and enjoy Nanaimo on their own.

 

Wednesday, October 9

7:15 am - 3:00 pm

Registration

7:45 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Welcome / Summary of Day 1

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Plenary Session

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Wellness Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Organizational Strategies to Move Beyond the Checkmark

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Luncheon and IW 25th Anniversary Celebration: Recognizing our Board, Champions and LC Members as Challengers and Champions

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Moving Beyond the Checkmark with Indigenous Partnerships, Alliances and Strategy

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

President’s and Co-Chairs’ Reception (by invitation only)

5:00 pm onwards

Free evening for participants to explore and enjoy Nanaimo on their own.

 

Thursday, October 10

7:45 am – 10:00am

Registration

7:45 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast with IW Alumni Grads

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Plenary – Beyond the Checkmark: A New Era of Indigenous Inclusion - The Path Forward

10:15 - 10:45 am

Wellness Break

10:45 - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Beyond the Checkmark Roundtable Conversations

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunchtime with Inspirational Speaker

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Wrap-Up

2:30 pm

Closing Prayer