Our clients work hard to meet their obligations in complicated and constantly changing legal, regulatory and economic environments. We’re here to help. That’s where our client education program, Leading Questions, comes in.
Leading Questions events address the issues that confront you and your organization. They are held regularly, and include seminars, workshops, podcasts, guest speakers, and more. We answer the questions you’ve been wondering about, as well as those you didn’t even know you had.
Many of you may recall our successful Laws & Bagels client seminars held some years ago. Those seminars addressed many legal issues of importance to our clients. Leading Questions carries on that tradition, but offers other ways to engage and learn in addition to traditional client seminars.
If you are a Goldblatt Partners client, and would like to receive registration information for Leading Questions events, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our mailing list. Make sure to indicate what organization you work for.
If you’re already on our email list, all you need to do is keep an eye out for the invitations to the seminars, typically sent about 3-4 week in advance of each seminar.
Since the start of the pandemic, Goldblatt Partners has been offering client seminars via Zoom. Here is what we have planned so far for Fall 2021.
COVID-19: A Return to the New Normal (?)
Friday, October 1, 2021, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join Christine Davies, Mary-Elizabeth Dill, and Ben Piper for an interactive Q&A session as we look at the latest developments in the law related to the pandemic. We’ll explore legal issues relating to health and safety in returning to the physical workplace; working from home while others have returned to the workplace; vaccine policies; and more.
Identifying, Understanding and Unlearning Implicit Bias:
Your Role in Building Inclusive Workplaces, Part I
Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The past year has brought the continued reality of racism and discrimination into greater focus through the ongoing Black Lives Matter campaign, the unearthing of unmarked graves at residential schools across this country, the horrific attack on a Muslim family in London, ON, and the numerous reports of anti-Asian hate fueled by the ongoing pandemic. These events have led to collective calls for us all to pause and reflect on our own biases and prejudices, unlearn those biases, and work toward a more inclusive society for all. In doing so, employers and unions have important roles to play in building inclusive workplaces for all employees.
Join us for Part I in our Building Inclusive Workplaces Series for an for an interactive and reflective workshop on how our culture can shape our unconscious beliefs and attitudes, and the impact on our workplaces. Simran Prihar and Kiran Kang will guide you through this workshop and focus on:
- the science behind implicit bias and how it affects our practices and beliefs;
- the effects of bias on our perceptions, decisions and behaviours;
- the impact of stereotypes, microaggressions, prejudice and bias on your colleagues and in your workplaces; and
- how to acknowledge our privilege, understand our biases, and become better allies for positive social change.
In Part II, to be offered in the new year, Emma Phillips and Mariam Moktar will dig more deeply into these topics and focus on:
- the impact of microaggressions and our responsibilities as bystanders, colleagues, and unions; and
- the role of unions in advocating for inclusion and change within your workplaces.
⇒ We have more client webinars in the planning stage – stay tuned for details!
Client-specific seminars and training
We regularly speak at in-house educational events organized by our clients for their own staff and representatives. The legal issues we’ve been asked to address in recent months include: social media in the workplace; how to navigate the grievance and arbitration process; human rights issues in collective bargaining; family status discrimination; pay equity; and an update on recent arbitration cases.
We are always available to help you with your in-house seminars. If you would like us to speak at an event you have organized, or to develop a seminar, webinar, or workshop for your organization, please contact Kelly Doctor.