By - Jon Brown

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Best Practices for Energy Leaders
February 23, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

Download PDFPrint Event Details


Creating diverse, inclusive environments is a priority for businesses across the globe. Benefits of a diverse workforce include higher productivity, improved performance, increased creativity, and better decision-making. Leaders committed to serving diverse communities effectively should prepare themselves to address three critical challenges: creating a culture of inclusion, setting an expectation for inclusive leadership behavior, and aligning their company with equity issues faced by the communities they serve.

This course brings together thought leaders and energy industry experts to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions utilizing self-assessment tools, activities, and case studies. 

Topics addressed include:

  • Creating a Culture of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Key Behaviors for Inclusive Leadership
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Equity in the Workplace
  • Investing in Employee Growth
  • Mapping Out the Evolution of a DEI Initiative

Attend the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Best Practices for Energy Leaders course to gain actionable strategies to drive change and innovation for your company.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Discuss the intersection of culture and communication
  • Explore best practices to make diversity and inclusion a priority
  • Discover how your own leadership behavior is perceived through assessment tools
  • Describe how to overcome challenges of unconscious bias and exclusionary behavior
  • Map out the evolution of inclusion and equity in your company
  • Acquire ways to measure success of diversity initiatives
  • Demonstrate how to design and implement DEI initiatives, based on case studies and energy sector experience
  • Assess the status of diversity in the energy sector and how we can move forward



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must login each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Assessment Tools, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.

Who Should Attend

  • CDOs and C-Level executives
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Human Resources
    • Talent Acquisition & Management
  • Professionals focused on
    • Leadership Development
    • Organizational Culture
    • Employee Engagement
    • Ethics
    • Succession Planning
    • Program Managers
    • Learning and Development
    • Corporate and Employee Relations


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 : Central Time

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. :: Welcome, Opening Remarks & Introductions

9:10 – 10:30 a.m. :: Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

While the energy sector has made progress in diversity and inclusion, much more work is needed. The energy industry needs to adopt Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs with action items and measurable results. Sustained diversity is the product of effective inclusion, and this requires not just highlighting principles in marketing campaigns, but systematically creating an internal company culture that supports and values them.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Short Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Culture & Communication

It is important for leaders to use a developmental approach to cultivate cultural competence. During this session, instructors will utilize activities and tools to give insight into cross-cultural skills. Each attendee will participate in a 360-degree leadership development assessment that will reveal how their behavior as a leader is viewed in the workplace.                   

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Key Behaviors for Inclusive Leadership

Leadership from the top is imperative when driving culture change in a large enterprise. Company leaders must establish direction and accountability, and most importantly, must lead by example. Instructors will reveal data from the earlier assessment and give best practices for development of cross-cultural and inclusive skills. This session is focused on removing barriers that impede increased diversity and inclusion of talent.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Case Studies and Interactive Discussion: An Overview of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in the Energy Industry

In this session,  panelists will present case studies detailing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies  and implementation processes. Attendees can join in this powerful conversation about critical strategies, successes, and challenges.


Maureen Geddes, President, Geddess Global


Sue Gagne, Director of Talent Management, IESO

Michelle Grocholsky, Founder, Empowered

Rozella Johnston, Indigenous Employment Team, Diversity & Inclusion, Bruce Power

MyMy Lu, Diversity & Inclusion, Sempra

3:30 – 3:40 p.m. :: Short Break

3:40 – 4:30 p.m. :: Developing Your DEI Toolkit

Instructors will share best practices and usable tools and strategies to map out the evolution of your diversity, equity, and inclusion plan. Topics covered include:

  • Aligning Initiatives with Strategic Goals
  • Diversity Hiring Strategies
  • Creating Employee Resource Groups Employee resource groups ERGs) give employees an opportunity to meet like-minded people and share their culture and values.
  • Investing in Employee Growth Maintaining diversity at the leadership and management levels can be a challenge. Providing growth opportunities to employees is an excellent strategy to increase leadership diversity and retention of key workers.
  • Auditing Your Internal Policies Actionable steps to ensure polices, company handbooks, and job descriptions are inclusive to everyone, regardless of race, gender, or ability.
  • How to Measure Success

4:30 p.m. :: Course adjourns


Trecia TK McLennon, CEO & Founder, Culturiousity

Trecia TK McLennon (she/her) is an educator, twice published author, communicator, coach and facilitator with a commitment to equity and to leaving the world better for future generations. With a background in corporate communications, knowledge management and learning, she has delivered results to organizations of all sizes and myriad industries.

TK has a BA in Communications (Windsor), an MBA (Aston UK), and certificates in Adult Training and Development (OISE), Intercultural Practice (ICI) and Human Rights Theory and Practice (Osgoode Hall Law). She’s a qualified IDI administrator and a certified training and development professional (CTDP). TK is also CEO and founder of Culturiousity, which delivers cultural competence development for healthy relationships, respect and results.

MyMy Lu, Diversity & Inclusion, Sempra

MyMy Lu is the Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Sempra Energy. In this capacity, Ms. Lu is responsible for driving a diverse and inclusive workplace throughout the Sempra family of companies with programs and practices that support diverse talent, foster positive employee experience and create belonging within teams and the enterprise. Prior to joining Sempra, Ms. Lu spent ten years at Cox Communications as a public affairs manager and went on to lead its California diversity & inclusion efforts. Ms. Lu serves on several nonprofit boards including the Pacific Arts Movement, Computers 2 Kids, and Partners in College Success, and is the Vice President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of San Diego (CCBA).  Ms. Lu received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA with a double major in psychology and Chinese studies and a minor in Cognitive Science. 

Sue Gagne, Director of Talent Management, IESO

Sue Gagne is the Director of Talent Management for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Toronto.  Sue is a dynamic Human Resources executive skilled in creating environments where employees learn, engage and thrive. She focuses on guiding the organization on culture initiatives and establishing leadership practices that align to the company’s purpose and strategy.


Maureen Geddes, President, Geddess Global

Michelle Grocholsky, Founder, Empowered

Michelle Grocholsky is the founder and owner of Empowered, a boutique consulting firm on a mission to make equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) an innate part of how organizations and their people operate. Empowered was born out of Michelle Grocholsky’s 10+ years of experience designing and leading global EDI strategies across industries including Financial Services, High Tech, Land, Property, and Construction. Inspired by the slow rate of global progress and a tendency for companies to focus on surface-level initiatives that fail to elicit behavioral or cultural change, Michelle designed Empowered with the intention of making change where it matters most — in our decision making, people systems and practices. She draws extensively on her graduate training in Organizational Psychology and experience as an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach to address both the systems and mindsets crucial to meaningful progress.

Rozella Johnston, Indigenous Employment Team, Diversity & Inclusion, Bruce Power

Rozella Johnston grew up on the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation located within the Saugeen Ojibway Territory. Rozella studied Public Administration and First Nations Governance at Ryerson University and possesses an Advanced Diploma in Business and Human Resources.  Her background in community development has focused largely on strategies that increase organizational capacity and led to the establishment of the M’Wikwedong Cultural Resource Centre that continues to deliver Social and Health programming to an urban Indigenous population. Rozella’s extensive experience working with Indigenous populations includes:  Housing; Criminal and Restorative Justice; Health and Wellness Strategies, as well as, Social and Community Development. Her passion to change social and economic outcomes for Indigenous people led her to explore options in corporate business environments. Rozella joined Bruce Power in 2016 and joined the Indigenous Employment Team in 2017 with a focus on moving Bruce Power’s Indigenous Employment and Training Program to establish best practices and become one of the leading Indigenous employment programs in the Nuclear Industry aligning with Bruce Power’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees

Leave a Reply

By clicking Accept or closing this message, you consent to our cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. more information

By clicking Accept or closing this message, you consent to our cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them. We use cookies during the registration process and to remember member settings.