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Improving Hiring Practices and Supporting Staff from a DEI Lens

April 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Unconscious bias is one of the most pervasive obstacles to diversity and inclusion in our businesses. Let’s explore mechanisms of bias!

About this Event

A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) assessment helps an organization understand the experience of various groups within the organization and their perceptions regarding workplace representation, fairness, inclusion, and belonging.

What should you expect?:

This 2-hour workshop will introduce participants to ways in which an organization, big or small can improve hiring practices and support staff from a DEI lens. Participants will be provided with a questionnaire to complete that addresses 4 dimensions of diversity in the workplace and engaged in an honest dialogue about their responses and perception of where their organization is at in their DEI work. From this workshop, 1-on-1 sessions can be booked to further support the organization.

Speaker bios

Jacquie Costron

Co-founder at Costron + Co; Jacquie, is a business strategist, and life coach. Jacquie focuses on the support of the ‘whole’ entrepreneur to ensure that the human side of the entrepreneur is supported as they develop and execute business strategies. From this integrated heart-centered approach Jacquie guides the entrepreneur through all stages of business evolution, supporting sustainable development goals and eco-system support.

Msenwa Oliver Mweneake, MA, MSW, RSW

Collaborator in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Transformation at Costron + Co. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Msenwa, is a registered Social Worker, and a practitioner of change management and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

He holds a Master’s degree in Leadership from PACU in Kenya and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Waterloo. But it is his lived experience that brings texture to his work to seek change starting from within. Msenwa documented this journey in his book: “Still with Us: Msenwa’s Untold Story of War, Resilience and Hope.”


April 19, 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Kingston Economic Development Corporation
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