Green Jobs Employer Webinars

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Canada has a rich history and an exciting future in the forest and conservation sector. PLT Canada’s Green Jobs Employer Series is a collection of webinars that provide employers with tools to more effectively support all youth on their green career pathways.

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  •  I found the discussion on unconscious bias and how we favour people who look like us thought-provoking. Now I make every effort to check my bias as I interact with people…. I’m already using some of the things I learned to change Westroad’s hiring practices. 

    Jim Kurta, Westroad Resource Consultants
  •  I find most webinars on D&I are conceptual and do not provide tangible actions.  I like these webinars as I feel that I am getting some tangible solutions that I can go away and try! 

    Michelle Mercer, Tolko
  •  Excellent suggestions on how to change behaviours to promote diversity and inclusion within the workplace. 

    Bev Gingras, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  •  The webinar was short but contained a lot of great information—it was nice being able to attend and learn lots without taking a ton of time out of my day. 

    Caitlyn Soder, Canfor
  •  Biggest takeaway: The concept of Think Small Act Small being fastest way to implement change. 

    Jenny Tallman, EACOM

Webinar 1

Diversity and Inclusion in Green Jobs: The Promise of Behavioural Design

Many progressive organizations are successfully driving inclusive growth. Some others, however, are falling short – despite their best intentions. An innovative, evidence-based approach will help to better attract, hire, and retain a wide diversity of youth and make the forest and conservation sector an attractive place to work for this and future generations.

Rewatch the webinar below as we explore how behavioural science and design thinking can help us achieve greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learn how to understand and navigate the diversity of local communities. Hear how some organizations have taken steps to embrace some of the opportunities that diversity provides.

We answer the following questions:

  • How can the forest and conservation sector foster inclusive employment pathways for workers of diverse backgrounds?
  • What is behavioural science and how can we use it to design inclusive people systems?
  • How can a “small-wins” approach engage youth and drive inclusion more effectively, for everyone?
  • Keep scrolling for more information about our next webinars!


Webinar 2 – June 10, 2020, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

New Ways to Attract Diverse Green Job Candidates

Attracting qualified youth, women, new Canadians, and Indigenous People is a priority for the forest and conservation sector. Yet, some employers might have unconscious biases getting in the way and some potential applicants might have certain barriers holding them back.

Rewatch the webinar below as we explore how to design a recruitment strategy that reaches the right candidates, removes barriers to belonging, and motivates a diverse talent pool to apply.

We answer the following questions:

  • What small, cost-effective changes can we make to our recruitment process to broaden our talent pool?
  • What is a “nudge” and how can behavioural science be used to increase the number of diverse applicants?
  • How can we increase feelings of belonging before applicants even join our company?
  • How is PLT Canada helping youth to develop the right skill sets and become passionate about the sector?
  • Keep scrolling for more information about our next webinars!


Webinar 3 – July 8, 2020, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Make Better Hiring Decisions When Staffing Your Green Job

Making the wrong hiring decision is expensive. Avoid paying for lower productivity, more turnover, and multiple hiring cycles by making better hiring decisions.

Rewatch the webinar below as we explore how to design a hiring process that makes it easier to choose objectively, removes biases in resume screening, and strengthens the interview process, while supporting the company’s hiring commitments to local communities.

We answer the following questions:

  • What works to interrupt bias and make fair hiring decisions?
  • What small changes can we make to our job criteria and acquisition meetings to make a big impact on hiring?
  • How can we improve the applicant experience, while making better decisions?
  • Where do MOUs and other employment agreements with diverse community partners fit into broader hiring programs?
  • Keep scrolling for more information about our last webinar!


Webinar 4 – August 12, 2020, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Create an Inclusive Culture for Your Green Workplace

Strong recruitment and hiring processes are not enough if we don’t retain our new workers. But what really engages them and motivates them to stay?

Rewatch this webinar as we explore how to create a culture of inclusion based on essential psychological needs, and how to create a welcoming environment for young workers of all backgrounds.

We answer the following questions:

  • What really motivates diverse workers to stay?
  • What small changes to our workplaces, behaviours, and jobs can increase the retention of diverse young workers?
  • How can we sustain inclusive behaviours for the long term?
  • And more!

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