Jill Chesley is the Director, Strategy and Planning at MacEwan University’s Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion. With over 25 years of domestic and international experience in the non-profit, private and public sectors, Jill has developed in-depth knowledge within the fields of intercultural competence, equity, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to this new role, Jill was the Diversity and Inclusion Lead at the City of Edmonton where she was responsible for the development and implementation of The Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity & Inclusion Framework, leading D&I strategy and policy development including GBA+, design and delivery of training, program development and coordination, as well as employee engagement via vehicles such as diversity & inclusion committees and employee resource networks.
Jill has lived and worked in Japan, Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Afghanistan. Jill has a MA in Intercultural Relations, is the Founding Chair of the Edmonton Business Diversity Network and the National Municipal D&I Network (Canada). She is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and a Senior Facilitator of Personal Leadership