bci's 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 focuses on teaching ground-breaking DEI content, providing safe spaces for exploring difficult topics and equipping attendees with practical tools for immediate behavioral change.

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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Free Webinars

Our monthly free hour-long webinars tackle a different cutting-edge inclusion topic each month. Anyone can join!
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On Demand e-Courses coming soon

Upcoming Events

Lift! Sponsorship That’s Rooted in Inclusion and Not Conformity

We know from extensive research that sponsorship is critical for supporting the advancement of professionals from equity-seeking backgrounds. The challenge is that, in providing their support, leaders often inadvertently coach for conformity to a dominant cultural normative instead of providing advocacy that’s rooted in equity and inclusion. In this webinar, Ritu Bhasin, DEI, leadership, and belonging expert, will share strategies for equipping leaders with the skills needed to build inclusive sponsorship relationships and to empower team members without pushing conformity. 

Relying on findings from her work in co-authoring the ground-breaking research report “Sponsor Effect: Canada”, Ritu will discuss the following topics:

What sponsorship is and how it differs from mentorship

  • The link between belonging and inclusive sponsorship and why revealing cultural differences is critical in a sponsor/protégé relationship
  • The key leadership responsibilities in offering support across cultural differences, including the must-do behaviors of an inclusive sponsor
  • How to provide advocacy that’s rooted in equity and inclusion, and not conformity

Wednesday, November 30, 2022; 4:00PM ET

Interrupting the Barriers to Embracing Religious Inclusion in the Workplace — with DEI Expert Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

In our efforts to build inclusive organizations, we must push the envelope with embracing religious inclusion in the workplace, including understanding the intersection between race/ethnoculture and faith — especially for professionals who belong to religions that face heightened bias.

We’re pleased to announce that for bci’s December free webinar, our CEO Ritu Bhasin will be joined by special guest Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, a distinguished DEI speaker, thought leader and advisor, with a particular focus on religious inclusion. Simran is also the Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program and the author of a few books, including his new release “The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life”. Ritu will lead an in-depth Q&A discussion with Simran, where they’ll talk about:

  • Why workplaces often don’t support religious inclusion
    The nuanced nature of the intersection between race/ethnoculture and faith
  • Why faith can be a source of empowerment for career growth and advancement
  • How to be more inclusive in workplace interactions as it relates to faith
  • How to stand in your power when you experience workplace prejudice based on your faith, especially as a BIPOC professional
  • Key takeaways and frameworks from Simran’s new book

Everyone is welcome – please spread the word and encourage people from across all faiths and beliefs to join us, especially BIPOC professionals. If you have questions for Simran, please send them by email to info@bhasinconsulting.com.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022; 12:00PM 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