bci Events

Thought-Provoking Events on Cutting-Edge Topics

At bci, we’re committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. We don’t shy away from tackling serious or sensitive subject matter, instead focusing on delivering difficult messages in a thoughtful, approachable, and accessible way.

Across a range of virtual learning offerings, bci’s events focus on teaching ground-breaking DEI content, providing safe spaces for exploring difficult topics and equipping attendees with practical tools for immediate behavioral change.

Free Webinars

Our monthly free hour-long webinars tackle a different cutting-edge inclusion topic each month. Anyone can join!
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Breaking Barriers Speaking Series

Our in-person keynote speaking series highlights boundary-pushing inclusion topics and explores thought-provoking DEI issues
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Let's Dig Deep Learning Series

Our virtual open enrollment workshops combine experiential learning and hands-on teaching to develop your personal inclusion acumen
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On Demand e-Courses coming soon

Upcoming Events

Across communities and professions, people are struggling to feel joy, both personally and professionally. And so much of this is connected to our childhood experiences with hurtful and hateful experiences, not to mention our journeys as adults. This said, it’s important to know that there are concrete practices we can avail to cultivate personal and professional joy. 

bhasin consulting inc. (bci) is delighted to announce that for our next Leadership Lens webinar, bci’s CEO and DEI, leadership, and belonging expert, Ritu Bhasin will lead a conversation with special guest Dr. Gabor Maté, a globally renowned author, expert, and speaker on childhood development, trauma, and health, for Cultivating Personal & Professional Joy on October 25, 2023 from 12-1pm ET. Given Dr. Maté’s incredible work, this is a discussion you don’t want to miss! 

In their conversation, Ritu and Dr. Maté will pull no punches in exploring topics around the present racial reckoning, including the following:  

  • What trauma is, how it impacts our ability to thrive personally and professionally, and how to heal from it as an adult 
  • How our experiences with trauma and belonging are intertwined and how to address this  
  • What compassionate inquiry is and how it can help you in how you live, work, and lead 
  • How to heal from difficult experiences that strike at our ability to be authentic and experience personal and professional joy  
  • Key practices for healing and thriving from Dr. Maté’s new book The Myth of Normal 


Please note that this 60-minute webinar will start with a 45-minute interview with Dr. Maté and will be followed by 15 minutes of Ritu sharing additional strategies and practices for cultivating personal and professional joy, including discussing her own experiences with healing. 

Everyone is welcome to attend, so please spread the word. If you have questions for Dr. Maté, please send them to us through the registration form below or by emailing info@bhasinconsulting.com. We hope to see you online!

Monday, October 30th, 12-1pm ET

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Ritu’s conversation with Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela, which focused on bringing your authentic self to work, was highly engaging and thought provoking. Throughout the live stream event, viewers were inspired by Ritu’s relatable and actionable insights on how to bring your authentic self to work.

Callie August

Marketing Communications - Future of Work, Microsoft

I’ve been working and attending workshops for over 20 years, and this is one of the very best I’ve ever attended. Perfectly timed topic, fantastic presenter/coach. I could have paid hundreds of dollars for this and spent two long days in a hotel meeting room for a workshop on the same theme and not have got as much out of it as I did this morning in the space of 1.5 hours. Just wonderful.

Past Workshop Participant

Let's Dig Deep Learning Series

I wish this training was required for and available to every people manager in my industry. It’s that impactful!

Past Workshop Participant

Let's Dig Deep Learning Series

Dr. Komal Bhasin, MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci

Komal is bci’s Senior DEI Consultant and Mental Health Expert-in-Residence and an accomplished DEI facilitator, coach, and strategist. Komal has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory guidance and program development across a range of sectors, with a particular concentration in mental health and racial inclusion. Komal is also the founder of Insayva Inc., a social enterprise focused on providing accessible DEI and health equity support to charities and non-profit organizations.

Komal has extensive experience in creating and delivering programming in a range of DEI areas, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, mental health inclusion, psychological safety, and allyship. She is passionate about driving transformational change in workplaces and has worked closely with bci clients — corporations, professional services firms, health care providers, and educational institutions — to embed cultures of DEI within their organizations.

Komal has provided one-on-one inclusion coaching to hundreds of senior leaders and brings a unique approach that is informed by her background as a therapist. She is able to expertly handle sensitive conversations and situations and works with leaders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance racial/ethnocultural, gender, and mental health-related equity across teams and organizations. Komal also offers a performance coaching program designed specifically for BIPOC leaders. This program aims to help BIPOC leaders harness their place, position, and identity to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Komal is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As bci’s Mental Health Expert-in-Residence, Komal offers tremendous expertise around workplace mental health. As a doctoral trained mental health clinician, certified health executive, and registered social worker, Komal has assisted organizations looking to advance employee mental health inclusion and well-being through offering programming on inclusive dialogue, anti-stigma, burnout prevention, psychological safety, resilience, and self-care. Komal is committed to advancing mental health and wellness across the life course; she currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and previously served on the board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

When Komal is not working, you’ll find her painting, cooking or snuggling with her cat.

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