Upcoming Events

Jun 14 2022 Lecture /

TSA Technical Series: Supporting the Success of Your EDI Committee

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Online via Zoom

$15 General Admission, Free for TSA Members using code in April 19 Bulletin

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How can employee-led EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) committees be formed, supported, and led to achieve their objectives? 

In the last few years, there has been an increase in employee committees that aim to support equity, diversity, and inclusion in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. There is a real commitment to change, but how exactly do we translate these great intentions into tangible actions within our workplaces and industry?

This one hour virtual presentation, led by Russell Pollard of Framework Leadership, aims to equip members of these committees with information, approaches, and ideas to do just this. Concepts of equity and inclusion, personal leadership, and change management will be reflected, with the aim of supporting the efforts of EDI committees.

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics that support the success of EDI committees and their initiatives.
  • Describe personal leadership attributes that support committee objectives, both within the committee itself and the broader employer organization.
  • Describe considerations for change management that impact committee planning and initiatives.

The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session.


About the Speaker

Russell Pollard (he/him), MBA
Independent Consultant at Framework Leadership

Russell is a consultant for workplace culture, leadership, and inclusion. He supports diversity through industry involvement, research, and work with clients. Russell is a frequent speaker at industry events and volunteers on the Board of SMPS Ontario as Immediate Past-President. His aim is to support individuals and organizations in improving how people experience their workplaces and industry, and to help clients support, retain, and attract employees. Russell has a Masters of Business Administration, Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies, and continued learning on leadership and inclusion. 


TSA MEMBERS: This event is free for TSA members using the discount code found in our April 19 e-bulletin! Not a member yet? Membership is open to everyone and you can join here (student memberships are free!).

OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.


This technical lecture forms part of the TSA’s 2022 Pride Programming, a series of events – both virtual and in-person, exploring questions of diversity and inclusion within the built environment and industry.