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Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop

September 13, 2022 - September 14, 2022

Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop

Back by popular demand! WBE Canada invites all Corporate Members to the second Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop of 2022.

This 2-day workshop will provide you with access to…

  • Step-by-step guideline to help you kick start your supplier diversity program and develop your strategy both short and long term
  • Inspiring case studies from corporations and government organizations with existing supplier diversity programs
  • Peer-to-peer conversations designed to review best practices and solutions to barriers facing your program
  • And much more


(All times in ET)

Day 1

  • 1:00 – 1:10 pm – Welcome & Logistics
  • 1:10 – 2:15 pm – Session 1
    • Executive Support | Budget | Business Case
    • Becoming a Trusted Advisor
  • 2:15 – 2:30 pm – Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Session 2
    • Policy | Comms Plan
    • Building Collaboration or Consensus?
  • 3:30 – 3:55 pm – Q&A
  • 3:55 – 4:00 pm – Closing remarks

Day 2

  • 1:00 – 1:10 pm – Welcome & Logistics
  • 1:10 – 2:15 pm – Session 3
    • Procurement | Diverse Suppliers
    • Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • 2:15 – 2:30 pm – Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Session 4
    • Developing a Roadmap | Toolkit
    • Setting Priorities | Navigating Differences of Opinion
  • 3:30 – 3:55 pm – Q&A
  • 3:55 – 4:00 pm – Closing remarks


This event is COMPLIMENTARY for all our Corporate Member organizations.



(Valid Corporate Membership with WBE Canada is required)


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Jamie CrumpJamie Crump

Jamie Crump has focused her career in strategic sourcing and supplier diversity across a variety of industries including: banking, catastrophic insurance, heavy equipment rental, IT, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and welding and medical supply. A frequent speaker at sourcing, supplier diversity and leadership events across the U.S. and Canada, Jamie has also been responsible for strategic sourcing, business services and operations, software development, capacity provisioning, and supplier diversity over the course of her career. Crump is the author of Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity, that takes a look at how supplier diversity interacts with other areas of business or cast members. Termed the missing business strategy, she shows how a supplier diversity business strategy makes a company more competitive and profitable.


Lindsay LapaquetteLindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A), applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect so that everyone can bring their best selves to work. As a disabled mom to disabled children, Lindsay has spent her career challenging her own internalized beliefs and biases. She believes that we can all create a more inclusive world through daily interpersonal interactions and committed advocacy for policy change. With a thirst to learn that can never be quenched, Lindsay brings extensive experience in emotional regulation, trauma-informed de-escalation, cultural proficiency, collaborative problem-solving, and mental health to her work.



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