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Racism, Multiculturalism & Woke in the Context of Investigations

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual by Zoom (1.0 Ethics CPE)


  • 13% HST will be added at Checkout. Any member of the community Fighting Financial Crime worldwide is welcome to attend, including all CFEs who are not members of the ACFE-GTA Chapter.
  • Current CFEs do NOT qualify for the Student rate. Please send an email to with your Canadian college or university email address, along with the name and contact details for your professor or program coordinator. Once we confirm your student status, we will complete your registration.


It seems so obvious that having less racism and bigotry in society would be a good thing. But there is so much dis-information and emotion on this topic that most people don’t know what to say or do—and are afraid of being cancelled. The reality is that it’s not enough for our colleagues, customers, and fellow citizens to be merely tolerated; people in our society have to feel like they belong if they are going to contribute to their fullest capability. Doing diversity in this reasonable way is the right thing to do, it’s good for business, and it creates a better world for all of us to work and live in. This hands-on, participatory workshop explains the basic terms and offers practical, common sense guidance to help you understand today's social consciousness when navigating through an investigation or life itself. Please bring your questions.

What you will learn:
What are racism and bigotry?
Why do we have to talk about it?
Diversity in the workplace (it’s the law)
The big ideas: multiculturalism, woke, social justice…
Practical guides to communication and action

The brief workshop includes leading edge ideas, skill development, and practical tools to help you:
(i) accept diversity without feeling censored and without compromising your values and integrity, and
(ii) helps you become a more effective and valued colleague, professional, and citizen.

About the Speaker:
Joel Shapiro, Ph.D., has educated 1000’s of leaders in his open enrolment programs, and helped save his third-generation family business in an extreme turnaround situation. After three mergers and two acquisitions (all within 18 months), Joel led the post-merger integration, uniting the six cultures into one cohesive team, and realigning them all with the new vision, strategy, and market realities. Joel has done pro-bono work for various non-profits, and has been studying and fighting racism and bigotry his whole adult life. Joel is a former member of the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team; earned a Ph.D. with Distinction in Philosophy; served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the leading-edge Master of Workplace Learning Program at the University of Calgary; and was Associate Faculty for the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. Joel specializes in building leadership capacity, improving collaborative practice, and making employees part of the solution. He is always seeking the perfect blend of  humanity and business performance.

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