In times of anxiety, depression, fear, and stress, how can organizations implement inclusion strategies to create the psychological safety that employees need? In this interactive session, we’ll discuss ways leaders can boost psychological safety through awareness, vulnerability, empathy and compassion; and share practical ways employers can promote mental health, and combat the stigma that keeps people struggling with mental-health from seeking care.
Meet your Presenter

Michelle Okere is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Diversity and Inclusion specialist with over a decade of experience leading the growth of national, provincial and local non-profit and for-profit organizations. She recently left her CEO role to focus on her consulting practice full-time, where she supports organizations in building their EDI capacity to successfully transform workplace culture, drive engagement, and build high-performing teams. Michelle is co-founder of the REET Institute, Chair of the Reconciliation Committee for YWCA Edmonton, and Vice-Chair of PolicyWise for Children and Families. She has been featured in Pink Magazine for her work in rural communities, received the Deputy Minister’s Award for Innovation for a cross-sector fundraising and awareness campaign, and was named to Edify Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2021. Passionate about mental health and wellness, Michelle recently teamed up with a California-based virtual reality company called Maestro Games which provides a non-pharmaceutical alternative to build and maintain mental resiliency for First Responders, Military, Healthcare personnel and their families who are susceptible to Post Traumatic Stress, moral injury, depression, substance abuse, and other forms of distress because of the demands placed upon them.

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