Online Event: Inclusive Leadership in Times of Disruption

Tuesday, August 11 @ 1:00am MST (Alberta) / 12:00pm EST (Toronto) / 5:00pm (London, UK)

Establishing an inclusive workplace culture is a journey that can start with leadership intention.

The construction industry recognizes the need for more equitable, inclusive workplace cultures and practices. Inclusive leadership can help A/E/C businesses manage change and strengthen employee connection and commitment through this period and beyond.

Colleagues, although mostly working from home, now have increased knowledge of each others’ personal lives. The policies and processes that used to guide our work and businesses are disrupted, giving space for new ideas and more inclusive practices as we consider what the future of our organizations can and should be.

Erin Davis, Director of Corporate Engagement of Catalyst (Workplaces that Work for Women), will present the role inclusive leadership can play in helping leaders through this period and leverage this period of disruption as an opportunity for firms to become equitable, inclusive and resilient. She will draw from the research produced by Catalyst and from her experience as Director of Global Talent Engagement for Stantec where she led Stantec’s global inclusion strategy.

Discussion Areas:

  • People and Culture: Inclusive leadership’s impact on employee engagement, creativity and commitment
  • Change Management: Leveraging diversity and inclusion in times of change to improve change outcomes
  • Practical Steps: How can leaders of architecture, engineering and design practices strengthen inclusive leadership in their own actions and in their companies


Erin Davis

Erin Davis is a connector, change-maker, and builder of inclusive workplace cultures. She continues to follow her passion on building workplaces that work for women and recently accepted the role of Director, Corporate Engagement, Western Canada with Catalyst. Previously, Erin was the Director, Global Total Engagement at Stantec and lead their global inclusion strategy.

Erin was honoured to receive both the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion award as D&I Practitioner of the Year in Western Canada, as well as the Catalyst Canada Honours award in the Emerging Leader category for her work in the diversity and inclusion space in 2018. Outside her organization, she is the chair of the Edmonton Business Diversity Network (EBDN) and a founding member of Works for Women, a group that is committed to sparking dialogue, building awareness, and inspiring action when it comes to women in leadership and The C-Retreat a boutique-style conference that brings together professional women leaders to conquer challenges, cultivate change and create community.

Erin is a visionary who is exceptional at turning ideas into reality, helping people out of their comfort zones, and getting 25 hours of living into every 24 hours. She lives in Edmonton with her two amazing children and also works to teach them about a world where inclusion truly matters.