Shift Change: Gender and Difference Inclusivity Leadership Program

Shift Change: Gender and Difference Inclusivity Leadership Program

Date(s): January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 

Duration: Six three-hour sessions

Format: In-person 

Price: $1,000.00 + HST

Gold Seal Credits: 3

Program Overview: Current and future workplace challenges ask a lot from leaders and supervisors. Male supervisors in skilled trades identified the need to learn how to create inclusive work environments, suitable for both women, men and gender non-binary people. This course has been created and designed based on feedback and needs expressed by tradespeople.

Who Should Attend:

  • • Male supervisors and leaders who want to strengthen their leadership skills for effective communication and networking both inside and outside their organization.
  • • Leaders who want to influence the workplace culture in a positive way.

Learn, Practice and Apply:

  • • How to create a workforce that supports and includes women and the male leaders working with them.
  • • How to communicate and interact with women and those different from ourselves; what to say, what not to say, how to respond.
  • • What the workforce will look like over the next 10 years and how you can fit into what is happening.
  • • What role male supervisors can play in supporting teams on the worksite.
  • • How to deal with conflict when things come up.

Action Based Learning:

  • • Learn through conversation and interactive sessions with other supervisors about real life examples, strategies and tactics.
  • • Work with your own understanding and approach around gender, power and conflict.
  • • Engage in action planning and make a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.

** limit of 5 attendees per company

This course has been designed and created through a partnership between YWCA Shift Change and the Nova Scotia Community College with input from skilled trades employees, partners and employers.


Qty Item Price Description
In Class $1,000.00 1 In Class
Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.