About the Workshop

The Centre For Intellectual Excellence (CFIE) is committed to creating the space and opportunity for people to harness their skills and potentials in extraordinary ways. We cannot do that without recognizing and addressing the issues that create barriers for equitable participation in our society.  This is why the Centre For Intellectual Excellence is holding a […]

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October 20, 2023 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Valley Ballroom

Welcome Ceremony

October 20, 2023 6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Valley Ballroom

Executive Summary of WODIL 2023

Presentation of some of the Key takeaways from the World Diversity in Leadership Conference 2023.

Hilda Fankah-Arthur, PhDc
October 20, 2023 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Valley Ballroom

Cultural Drumming & Dancing

October 20, 2023 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Valley Ballroom

Understanding Racism and Indigenous Allyship

October 20, 2023 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Valley Ballroom

Kahoot and Q&A

October 20, 2023 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm Valley Ballroom


October 21, 2023 10:30 am - 11:30 am Valley Ballroom

Intersectionality and Privelege

October 21, 2023 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Valley Ballroom


October 21, 2023 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Valley Ballroom

Advocacy & Allyship

October 21, 2023 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Valley Ballroom

Youth Racial Advocacy

October 21, 2023 2:30 pm - 2:35 pm Valley Ballroom


October 21, 2023 2:35 pm - 3:45 pm Valley Ballroom

Tools for Combatting Racism

October 21, 2023 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Valley Ballroom


October 22, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Valley Ballroom

Building Inclusive Communities

October 22, 2023 3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Valley Ballroom


October 22, 2023 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm Valley Ballroom

Unconscious Bias, Cultural Bias, and Systems Bias

October 22, 2023 4:10 pm - 4:30 pm Valley Ballroom

Breakout Session - Problem solving and Q & A

October 22, 2023 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Valley Ballroom

Closing Ceremony

Patrick Arthur, MSc. ISM, IEEE-IIBA, ITIL Guest Speaker

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel

10155 105 St NW, Edmonton AB

A three days workshop to offer practical learning tools around Inclusive Leadership, Unconscious Bias, Intercultural Essential & How to Be an Ally. This is a great opportunity for all staffs to understand how to create an inclusive environment and where they are in the journey to make the organization to be one of the best places to work.


Centre For Intellectual Excellence
Centre For Intellectual Excellence

Centre For Intellectual Excellence (CeFIE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating the space and opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to harness their skills and potentials. We provide various unique programs and services to Diverse/Intersectional and Under-served communities through talent development, mentoring, EDI education, Career guidance, online sexual exploitation and family counselling.

Hilda Fankah-Arthur, PhDc
Hilda Fankah-Arthur, PhDc

Hilda is passionate about Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility for all. As the President/Founder for CeFIE Canada, he hopes to influence the much needed change with the various communities.

Khristine Carino, PhD
Khristine Carino, PhD

I am a multicultural Asian-American expert in public policy advocacy, lobbying, public affairs and government relations. A Vancouver-based resident.

Khwezi Mbolekwa, PhD
Khwezi Mbolekwa, PhD

An Effective E.D.I team is shaped by the way they approach any work they do. It is these practices that can set them up for success or push them back with setbacks.

Dr. Yvonne Kangong
Dr. Yvonne Kangong

As an obesity advocate, I strive to see change in the way we handle our daily health.




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