Innovia sponsors diversity and inclusion panel for national consulting engineering conference

Every year the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Canada, brings together its member companies to focus on what’s new and changing in the consulting engineering profession. Business leaders learn new ways of winning work, managing their business, or adapting to advancements in technologies, processes and policies. Throughout the event Canada’s top consulting engineering companies network, share information, and discuss what they can do to advance the profession of consulting engineering.

The topic of gender diversity in the profession dominated much of the talent management panel’s conversation at last year’s national conference. This year, the Association is building on this conversation and presenting a panel discussion on The Struggle for Top Talent and Diversity in Consulting Engineering. Innovia is proud to sponsor this session and our principle, Rowley Mossop, is pleased to be a panelist, joining Erin Davis (Director, Global Talent Engagement, Stantec Inc.) and Marcia Friesen (Associate Dean, Design Education, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba).

During this panel discussion, the conversation will be balanced around the issues the industry and companies are facing, the diversity and inclusion practices companies have initiated, and aligning a business’s considerations and activities with regards to talent management with business strategy. This panel intends to bring new and different perspectives on how consulting engineers can overcome obstacles and build a culture of inclusion for their organization.

For more information on the ACEC national leadership conference, click here.

 

 

 

Seminar description:

We continue to face a constant struggle in the hiring and retaining of qualified talent. How can consulting engineering firms ensure they have the right, skilled, diverse talent in place with proper growth paths to management and senior leadership roles to ensure succession planning? How can the sector collaborate for improved results in the areas of diversity and inclusion?  Our panel of HR and diversity experts explore the challenges and opportunities our sector faces in the coming years.