A Guide to Inclusive Meetings for Professionals

Presented by: 
Cicely Belle Blain
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:00am
Zoom meeting platform
Focus Area: Personal Leadership

Program Summary

This session will provide you with best practices for supporting and including teams, colleagues, and clients of all backgrounds in workplace meetings.The session will touch on equity, inclusion, accessibility and power dynamics in meeting environments, equipping participants with the skills and tools to  design, host, and participate in inclusive meetings online and in-person

What you will learn:

  • Power dynamics and privilege in groups
  • Unconscious bias 
  • Microaggressions
  • Creating a safe space

How you will learn:

  • Zoom meeting platform
  • Breakout rooms 
  • Interactive activities
  • Discussion 

About Your Facilitator

Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer femme from London, UK now living on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. Their ancestry is a mix of Gambian (Wolof), Jamaican and English. At the heart of all their work, Cicely Belle harnesses their passion for justice, liberation and meaningful change via transformative education, always with laughter, and fearlessly in the face of systemic oppression.

They are noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and subsequently being listed as one Vancouver's 50 most powerful people by Vancouver Magazine in 2018 and again in 2020, BC Business's 30 under 30 and one of 150 Black women and non-binary people making change across Canada. They are now the CEO of Cicely Blain Consulting, social justice-informed diversity and inclusion consulting company with over 500 clients across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Cicely Belle is an instructor in Executive Leadership at Simon Fraser University, the author of Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) and the Editorial Director of Ripple of Change magazine.


A Guide to Inclusive Meetings for Professionals: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm

This session is now full. You are welcome to register to be added to the waitlist. If you prefer, you can email AAPS PD to access the recording following the session.

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Please carefully consider your schedule and your ability to participate before registering for this session. While we understand that emergencies happen, the virtual platform makes it difficult for us to fill spaces at the last minute. Please remember that the AAPS PD Program is open to AAPS members only.