Thank you for joining us for Dentons' seventh annual CPD Bootcamp. The CPD Bootcamp is a one-day program designed exclusively for general counsel, corporate counsel and legal department managers. The comprehensive program highlights the most important issues and cutting-edge topics that impact businesses and in-house counsel through a variety of seminars held throughout the day.

Presentation materials and video are available below.

Please note: The Law Society of Upper Canada allows its members to view an archived CPD program/course without a colleague, for up to a maximum of six hours per year. The remainder of your CPD hours must come from other sources (in person, being an articling principal, teaching, etc.).

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Leading the diversity and inclusion agenda: The full participation imperative

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Different perspectives spark creativity, new approaches and innovation. Diverse teams challenge our traditional ways of thinking and acting. The most successful and innovative organizations know this and their leaders set the tone from the top through both words and actions, impressing on everyone how critical diversity and inclusion are to success. With a particular focus on the importance of women's full participation as business leaders, in this session you will hear about the need for intentional action and the practical steps that we can all take to advance the inclusion agenda.




  • Melissa Kennedy, Executive Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer & Public Affairs, Sun Life Financial
  • Hon. Brian V. Tobin, P.C., O.C., Vice Chair Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets
  • Beth Wilson, Canada Chief Executive Officer, Dentons

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.

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