Van discusses how he has challenged historical practices to reduce barriers and create access to opportunity. From education on unconscious bias to implementing ‘the Rooney rule’ and a Reconciliation Action Plan, Van describes practical steps that have created progress.
Advocating that we all work to open society for everyone to participate and benefit, Van shares his thoughts on significant changes exacerbated by the Pandemic: the shift away from providing face to face services and its positive impacts for an inclusive workforce, and the change in business to treating people as humans, not assets.
Here’s a snapshot of a few things we talked about:
[3:50] Recognising privilege and creating access to opportunity
[10:59] Transitioning from face-to-face services: the impact for an inclusive workforce and for reducing emissions
[17:40] Domestic abuse and gender equity
[19:54] The Pandemic, mental health and talent attrition
[25:00] Reconciliation Action Plan – the Indigenous Community in Canada
[28:20] Opening up the world for all to participate
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