Cognitive diversity, also known as diversity of thought can simply be defined as inclusion of people who have different information processing styles or problem-solving skills and who can offer unique perspectives because they think differently.
Boards that are diverse are creative, innovative and they encourage greater consideration of alternatives while providing access to a wider range of information and perspectives. There are many reasons why people sit on boards. In this interactive workshop, you will learn:
- Advantages of sitting at the board table
- What participating on not-for-profit boards involves
- How to decide which board to join
- Whether you have what it takes to be on a board
Members of Synergy Executive & Boards Consulting Group will facilitate this session.
Synergy Executive & Boards Consulting Group specializes in placing, promoting and supporting the advancement of BIPOC subject matter experts and professionals seeking to bring their voices and talents to boardrooms, C-suites and other decision-making tables. Synergy, networks and connections by supporting companies to achieve their diversity goals through building talent pipelines; government and industry stakeholder engagement and management; and through equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism consulting.
Vancouver Poetry House events take place on the ancestral territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh First Nations, whose lands were never sold, ceded, or relinquished,—lands that were taken. Vancouver Poetry House supports the resurgence of Indigenous culture and the work of Indigenous poets.