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Caffeine with Colleagues and the Coach

February 9, 2023
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Join MPI Ottawa on February 9, at 9:30 am for a morning of coffee, coaching, and connecting! 

At the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, during the annual Ottawa Meet Week, the morning will start with a light breakfast, followed by EDI coaching with Coach Carey.
9:30 AM         Registration
10:00 AM       Education Event
11:00 AM       Optional Networking 
Stick around for the PCMA Lunch n Learn, starting at noon.

Members - $49
Non-members - $59
Students - $25

About the session:


This presentation offers tools to explore unconscious bias within each person and how that may show up in the workplace. It contains strategies for understanding  &  managing bi ases and microagressions, including case studies that help the audience learn how to address these situations in real-time. Coach Carey blends storytelling, market research, and interactive learning to encourage open and transparent communication where diverse opinions and contributions are valued. You will leave with a toolkit to manage bias, an ability to identify, manage and minimize microagressions in the workplace, and a foundation for an inclusive workplace.

About the speaker 

Raia _Coach_ Carey Headshot - Smiling (1)

Raia “Coach” Carey has crafted a career in helping people, businesses, and communities access their untapped brilliance. She is a corporate wellness and meditation facilitator, motivational speaker, and head of EDI at Canada’s largest children’s hospital. Once bullied for her race and weight, Coach Carey has transformed the sting of rejection and the burden of self-doubt into lessons and tools for building confidence. Marrying personal experience and formal education in psychology and coaching, Coach Carey has worked with hundreds of individual and groups. She has also brought her fun and empowering approach to the boardrooms of major corporations (Google, LinkedIn, RBC); the stages of international events (Move the Dial Global Summit, Elevate Tech Festival); and noteworthy brand partnerships (Nike, Band-Aid, Intel). Coach Carey’s greatest metric for success is the potential to inspire confidence, authenticity, and connection.  

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Venue Details

Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent St
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5R7

Daily: $27
Off-Site Parking
Impark 272 Queen Street K1P 5V9 .5 KM
Additional Parking Information
Enter Kent-Queen St, GREEN SECTION, Height Restriction (6 ft) (no large vehicles), In/Out privileges, +13% Tax

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