From Diversity to Equity and Inclusion!

From Diversity to Equity and Inclusion!

Course information


Jean-Luc Dupont


Interactive webinar




BAR - 7.5hCNQ - 7.5hING - 7.5h

From Diversity, to Equity and Inclusion! Your keys for success in a changing world!


The importance of mastering equity, inclusion and diversity.

Social change is all around us. Society is becoming more diverse and this diversity is increasingly reflected in all facets of the workplace. This includes your clients, your colleagues and your competitors.

This proliferation of backgrounds, cultures, preferences and lifestyle choices is both a source of challenges and opportunities. To seize the opportunities, you need to overcome the hurdles. That is where our training program comes in.

When planning your responses to clients questions and needs, diversity provides you with the opportunity to achieve the best outcome. This results in an enhanced standing of your legal practice in the community.

Diplomacy is paramount. Cultural differences must be understood and addressed in a diplomatic and constructive fashion. Careers and reputations have been ruined due to unnecessary or inappropriate remarks.

There is no doubt that managing diversity is a challenge onto itself. A single situation can elicit different interpretations and may invite a variety of reactions. One needs the ability to see the whole picture.

That is precisely what our three-and-a-half-hour training session on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity is designed to help you achieve.

Why pursue Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity training?
Because the legal profession:

  • Puts people first
  • Leads by example
  • Gets it right

How you benefit from our Equity, Inclusion and Diversity training program:

  • Understanding why equity, inclusion and diversity are so important, but a challenge to achieve
  • Learning how to make sure everyone is treated fairly and feels included
  • Becoming aware of cultural sensitivities and developing a system to navigate thus avoiding pitfalls
  • Creating a communication style that fosters equity and inclusion
  • Strengthening your insight to succeed in an increasingly diverse world
  • Cultivating cultural smarts


To register, click on the date below.

From Diversity to Equity and Inclusion!

$ special price
  • $100 reduction on
    the 2nd registration
  • +1 800-451-9445

Program Contents:

A wealth of content for future use


  • The purpose of the training session
  • Living and working on our “Diversity Planet”
  • The need to generate healthy and efficient workplace environments
  • Ontario legal professional responsibility to uphold human rights

Inclusion and diversity in the workplace

    • Inclusion: a basic and fundamental human need
    • Defining equity, inclusion and diversity, how they interact
    • Inclusion and diversity in the workplace: progress, trends and challenges
    • Why do we need equity and inclusion?
    • What is the added value of diversity?
    • How does equity support inclusion and lead to diversity?
    • Addressing the specific needs of legal workplaces
    • Addressing and overcoming power play and privilege as challenges to inclusion
    • How to foster an empowering culture of inclusion, from words to actions and beyond

The challenges of diversity

  • Understanding identity and culture
  • Understanding the diversity-adverse mind
  • Understanding cognitive biases 

Mapping cultural diversity

  • Understanding cultural homophily (why birds of a feather flock together)
  • Being sensitive to all types of diversity
  • Using a cultural map to navigate diversity and identify cultural and gender differences
  • Recognizing personality types and adjusting your approach and strategies

The keys to implementing equity

  • Assertiveness and team inclusion
  • Developing an assertive communication style to foster equity
  • Being sensitive to the impact of daily verbal, behavioural and environmental indignities
  • Being aware of personal sensitivities (hot-button issues) for various people and groups
  • Self-analysis: staying objective
  • Handling misinterpretations, misunderstandings and problems arising from your viewpoint
  • Navigating different cultures and styles in meetings or negotiations, to achieve a Win-Win outcome

Emotional Stability with respect to cultural and gender diversity

  • Understanding that what you say and how you say it, are both critical
  • Asking yourself the right questions before acting or reacting
  • Developing emotional maturity and assertiveness to say what you need to say without attacking other people’s dignity
  • Gaining mastery over your emotions

How to develop, implement and measure the success of an inclusion and diversity strategy

  • Preventing discrimination and harassment and addressing them whenever they occur

In closing          

  • Preparing a personal improvement action plan and sharing it with at least two colleagues
Jean-Luc Dupont

Jean-Luc Dupont



Jean-Luc Dupont, author, trainer, coach and speaker

Jean-Luc Dupont has held various management positions in the service sector (air transport, mobile telecommunications), which have led him to manage teams with different profiles (engineers, salespeople, etc.) and participate in numerous management committees and boards of directors.

As a certified trainer, Jean-Luc leads presentations in groups of twelve to thirty people on his passion: personality types.

Jean-Luc, trainer and lecturer, has conducted hundreds of trainings in England, Belgium, France, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Russia and Quebec.

Jean-Luc, an expert is this field, is certified on a whole series of tools for understanding personality types

  • MBTIStep I, MBTI Step II, MTRI (team cohesion tool)
  • Action Types (coaching of athletes and links between posture/motor skills and personality types)
  • Process Communication Management.

Jean-Luc has attended many Master Classes. He conducts conferences for practitioners at the highest level (British Association for Psychological Types, Association of certified Action Types practitioners, etc.)

Jean-Luc, the author, wrote a 200-page book: You are unique, your interlocutors! Collaborate effectively and live in harmony with ALL personality types. This book offers concretely and pragmatically the keys to adapt communication to its interlocutors, whatever the person’s profile.

Training offered by Jean-Luc Dupont

Manage difficult personalities

Leadership of excellence

Succeed through winning collaborations


This Live webinar program contains 4 hours of EDI Professionalism content from LSO.*

This program contains 4 hours of Approved CPD content from The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC).

4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) on Ethical Learning for the mandatory continuing education requirement from the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC).**

4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) for the mandatory continuing education requirement from the Quebec Engineers Association (OIQ).


*As EDI Professionalism Hours are a subset of Professionalism Hours, the same EDI hour counts for both EDI and regular Professionalism CPD hours and the extra hours goes toward Substantive CPD Hours.

**After completing the workshop, a 4 Continuing Education (CE) hours certificate on Ethical Learning will be given to you which can be used to accumulate your mandatory continuing education requirement from the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC). As indicated in the Guide to the Continuing Education Program, CE hours will apply when the workshop helps maintain the member’s competency and it is up to the member to determine if a specific workshop contributes to his competency in order to submit activities for CE hours. The Ethical Learning category does reference Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the list of applicable topics.


Thank you for the Equity and Inclusion Strategies workshop. I thought it was a really good program and enjoyed it very much. Thanks to Fares for such a stimulating session.

Ted Crysler