First Steps to a DEI-Ready Workplace:

Workplace Psychological Safety & Health

Creating pathways to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in workplaces requires leaders to take certain actions in a specific order. 

The data shows that most leaders need help knowing how to get DEI-ready. A workplace is DEI-ready when its employees’ psychological safety and health are seen as paramount to its success. 

When leaders address the critical needs of all employees to feel confident seeking feedback, asking questions, reporting mistakes and problems or putting forward new ideas without fear of negative consequences to their jobs, they will have taken the first step to create pathways to DEI within their workplace.

This course is a foundational requirement for workplaces wanting to be DEI-ready. To be experienced as DEI-ready, equity-seeking groups (such as women, persons with disabilities, Asians, African/Caribbeans, members of 2SLGBTQIA+, Neurodiversity) will need to feel safe within their workplaces to be their authentic selves. If this is not the case, no amount of DEI work will give organizations the results they need to be experienced as DEI-ready.

Learning objectives – Participants will experience the following:

  • Using five Inter-human Responsibilities in culturally, ethnically and technically diverse work environments 
  • Using the Sustainability Framework for cultivating DEI-ready practices in workplaces with high and low levels of diversity
  • Assessing the workplace for DEI readiness using the RAAIT scale (relationships, alignment, adaptability, involvement, trust)
  • Practicing coaching skills for talking about DEI capabilities within the workplace

Who should attend? 
This course is for all individuals / employees interested in personal and professional growth, and is especially suitable for managers / leaders / supervisors and team leads looking for practical ways to support their employees during complex and challenging times of change. It is especially ideal for workplaces with low or high levels of diversity wishing to shore up the health and well-being of all their employees. 

*This course is scheduled to run in person. Contact if you are unable to attend the course in person; we will check to see if you can join the in-person course by Zoom


Phyllis Reid-Jarvis (she/her), MPH, PCC.
Founder and Principal, Ultimate Potentials

Phyllis Reid-Jarvis is the founder and principal at Ultimate Potentials Corporation, a business consultancy with over 25 years of combined experience in health, leadership, and social justice. Her team helps leaders create workplaces that are focused on harnessing their people’s full human potential.

A Professional Certified Executive Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Phyllis holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Manitoba’s Community Health Sciences Program and a Graduate Certificate in Health and Aging. She is a certified MBTI Practitioner, and a certified Psychological Health and Safety Workplace Advisor.

Phyllis’ career allowed her to work internationally, nationally, and locally in the area of organizational development as an executive and leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of books and manuals on health, has written training programs on leadership, and coaching skills for leaders, as well as programs for organizations such as: Pathways to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and P.A.U.S.E. a program about transformational leadership practices and ‘hacks’ used by leaders who lead.


  • QNET Members: $339.00 + GST  QNET member list
  • Event Partners (see list below): $339.00 + GST
  • Non-Members: $399.00 + GST  Join QNET

Please review event Terms & Conditions

Cancellations (by the attendee) must be received in writing no later than 8 days prior to the course start. 


Members of the following organizations receive the partner rate for this event.

  • Manitoba Aerospace

Funding provided by The Manitoba government.

Course Credits

First Steps to a DEI-Ready Workplace :
Workplace Psychological Safety & Health

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8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Suite 660,
175 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada R3C 3R8
Member: $339.00 (+GST)
Event Partner: $339.00 (+GST) see list below
Non-Member: $399.00 (+GST)

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