Broadcasting | October 21, 2010Five years ago, I said to myself that if I was still doing the same work in five years, I was the wrong person for the job. Well things have changed! Diversity is top priority with our most senior management. It's part of the culture at every level of CBC. I've completed my task, this critical phase is done and it's now time for me to take a leap. Friday October 29th will be my last day.
Canada | April 11, 2010I had the profound honour of introducing Canadian author Wayson Choy, the guest speaker for the 2010 UBC-Laurier Institution Multiculturalism Lecture, which took place at the UBC Chan Centre. More info at thelaurier.ca
Canada | April 7, 2010I spoke at at UBC Robson Square, as part of a presentation by Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) of British Columbia and co-presented by Schema Magazine. It's rare that I get to speak in my own back yard, and at an event open to the public.
Canada | March 19, 2010I presented a case study of the aboriginal employees at CBC, and facilitated a workshop that looked at: 1. The impact of poor retention and 2. What could be done to correct retention challenges. I then provided some insight to what initiatives were undertaken by CBC to address retention issues specific to aboriginal employees.
Canada | March 17, 2010I spoke to a group of high school students in Maple Ridge on success tips and on building a career in social change. It aimed to give some direction to students who aspire to be change-makers, or are struggling with the direction of their post-secondary education. This session is part of the Youth Leadership Workshop Series presented by the Family Education and Support Centre.
Canada | March 9, 2010I spoke specifically on:
Knowing your brand and perfect telling your story. Know how your background and languages are assets. As a public speaker, focus on confidence rather than accent. Be interesting to be around.
Managers' Community | February 10, 2010I gave the keynote message for two National Managers' Community conferences, via broadband, for the Alberta region. I spoke to a group of about 100 managers from a variety of sectors of public service in Calgary (February 10) and another 100 managers in Edmonton (February 11): "Get diversity before it gets you. Alden E. Habacon will explain Multiculturalism 2.0, and how to move past some of the most common hurdles to being diversity dynamic."
Canada | January 25, 2010This was a long time coming, but definitely worth the wait. Hard to believe I have been working at CBC since 2004 and this being the first time to share my ideas on Multiculturalism 2.0 to the folks at CBC Toronto. I think they were a bit shocked to know I had ideas beyond diversity measurement systems.
SFU | January 14, 2010I moderated this contentious discussion as part of Simon Fraser University's Philosophers' Café. It explored the ethics and repercussions of Canada's recruitment of health care workers from the Philippines.
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Department of Justice
Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Internatonal Trade
Managers' Community (Government of Canada)
The Metropolis Project
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
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