Inclusion at Work for the Downtown Business Association

Could your workplace benefit from increasing empathy and productivity by understanding Diversity & Inclusion? Take this online course that includes the tools and info that can help you and your colleagues from all walks of life better communicate and work together effectively.

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The Downtown Business Association and NorQuest College's Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership have partnered to offer Inclusion at Work for employees of businesses located in Edmonton's Downtown Business Improvement Area. We believe the diversity of our community is one of our greatest strengths and this program is a valuable step forward in our joint efforts to enhance inclusivity in our Downtown community.

Register to access the program and complete within 30 days. Space is limited to the first 1,300 registrants.

Please use your Business Email and Address to register.


Course content includes:

Module 1: Definitions of Diversity & Inclusion as they relate to the workplace context

Module 2: The Inclusion Mindset. This module explores the mindset that is most impactful for individual and organizational learning for a more inclusive workplace

Module 3: Seeking to Understand. This module looks at the skills of empathy and how they work when people have a history of being marginalized or excluded

Module 4: Understanding Bias. This module explains key biases as they relate to building inclusion skills

Module 5: Leaving our armour at the door. This module explores our preference for ease, comfort, and safety and how learning and developing inclusion skills occurs most efficiently outside of that safety

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does this class have an instructor?

This class is interactive, self-paced, and designed for participants to take at their leisure, and without an instructor.

What is the learning experience like?

After registering in the course you will automatically receive an email confirming your registration. Two to three business days later, you will receive a seperate email with a link to the online learning platform (Moodle). When you access the online learning platform the course will be visible on your personal “dashboard.” Each module in the course is designed audio-visuals, videos, and quizzes. Upon completion of the 5th module, participants will receive an Inclusion at Work digital badge via email. A certificate of completion will be provided upon request to those that complete the course in its entirety.

What can I expect for quizzes and test?

At the end of each module, there are 5 Review Questions. Participants will need to answer 3 out of the 5 correctly to be able to advance to the next module.

How much time will I need to spend?

Each of the five module will take approximately 15 mins to complete, for a total of 1.5 hours of content. There are 5 modules in total.

How long will I have access to the class?

Each registrant will have 30 days from the time of registration to complete the course.

Inclusion at Work for the Downtown Business Association

Currently, there are no classes scheduled. Please sign up to be notified when classes are added.


Custom training

We focus on the partnership. We want to support our client's success and prosperity. Whether we use our existing continuing education courses and build on that, or if we start from scratch, we will work with you to deliver results. We customize curriculum based on your business or organizational needs. Talk to us today.

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Save on the cost of training

Whether you are an individual or an organization looking for training for your staff, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help save on the costs. Many of our continuing education and custom training programs qualify for the grant. What does that mean? With the grant, you can save two-thirds of the costs.

For details on which courses and programs qualify, talk to one of our program officers.

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Diversity & Inclusion Contact Information

Main Office:
10230 108 Street NW
Room C100
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1L4
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