Building Community in the Workplace: AAPS’ United Way Campaign Celebration Event

Presented by: 
Romi Chandra Herbert
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd., Polygon classroom
Focus Area: Communicating in the Workplace


AAPS Celebrates the 2016 UBC Community United Way Campaign

Join AAPS for our annual UBC Community United Way Campaign celebration event. This year we will be focusing on practices to help build cohesive communities in our diverse workplace.

Program Summary

This session will explore how we communicate concepts of power and how it plays out in our workplace and society. Participants will create a shared understanding of the words that get tossed around when speaking about diversity. Through group discussions and experiential learning, participants will examine individual and systemic barriers, expectations, and norms. Participants will apply other lenses to broaden their perspectives about accessibility, inclusion, power, and privilege.

What will you learn:

  • Unpacking and challenging 'reverse' racism
  • Power structures and how this affects our ability to engage
  • The interplay between intersectionality, equity, equality, and justice
  • Steps to meaningful community engagement

How you will learn:

  • Group Discussions
  • Short Activities
  • Self-reflection


This session is designed for AAPS members who would like to gain a better understanding of structures and practices that will help improve inclusiveness in our diverse workplace. We have specifically designed this session to have a small number of participants. Not sure if this session is right for you? Please contact

About Your Facilitator

Romi is learning various ways to share power (co-executive director at PeerNetBC), loves spicy food (the chef at home), and enjoys the challenge of being in unfamiliar places (where am I?). Having facilitated thousands of training sessions on community engagement and anti-oppression, he uses experiential education to put theory to practice. A husband, soon-to-be-parent, human rights advocate, community developer, and someone who hopes to grow all his vegetables at home one day, one plot at a time.

Event Details

Building Community in the Workplace
Facilitated by Romi Chandra Herbert (PeerNetBC)
Friday, November 25, 2016
Session A: 9:00am–11:00am
Session B: 12:00pm–2:00pm
Point Grey Campus
Building: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Address: 6163 University Boulevard [MAP]
Room: Polygon Classroom (2nd floor)

To Register

  • Please follow this link and register for Session A or Session B— they are the same session, repeated
  • Please note this session is available exclusively to AAPS members and there is no cost to attend
  • All registered attendees will receive a confirmation notice.
  • If you have been placed on the waitlist, you will receive a notice from AAPS PD
  • Please review your email carefully to clarify if you are registered for the event or on the wait list
  • If sessions are popular and well-received, we will repeat them at a later date




Learn more about UBC Community United Way Campaign








Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session you registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

Photography: Please be advised that photos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials.