Rebecca Frame, Principal

Rebecca FrameRebecca Frame has extensive knowledge and experience in diversity, employment equity, harassment prevention, and culture change. She designs, develops, and implements online and in-person training programs that foster respectful and inclusive workplaces. She specializes in working with employees and teams to build understanding and turn diversity strategy into action. She assists organizations in integrating diversity strategy with business and human resource goals.

Rebecca has conducted investigations, mediations, and interventions to resolve workplace harassment issues. In the area of organizational change, Rebecca has undertaken organizational reviews and assisted organizations to identify best practices in diversity. Rebecca has a degree in Psychology and a degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia.

Sandy Berman, Consultant

sandy-bermanSandy Berman, through her company Circa Enterprises, has for the last 25 years been involved in the design, implementation, and management of a variety of research, curriculum development, training, and evaluation projects. She has primarily worked on projects related to diversity and the implementation of organizational change. She has developed in-person and online training programs in order to promote inclusion in the workplace. She has worked with organizations to develop policies and practices related to diversity.

Sandy has worked on projects to improve access for internationally educated professionals. This has included needs assessments, organizational reviews, and the development of strategies to remove barriers to the integration of diverse groups in the workforce. Sandy has a Masters of Adult Education from St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manchester.

Annika Lofstrand, Consultant

Annika Lofstrand, ConsultantAnnika has more than 15 years’ experience as a human resources leader who specializes in the area of diversity. She designs, develops, and implements diversity and employment equity initiatives, and has expertise in helping organizations build respectful workplaces. Annika is a dynamic and results-oriented human resources practitioner who understands how to integrate diversity strategies with business and human resources goals. As Director, Talent Management at Vancity, Annika initiated, championed, and led the implementation of Vancity’s successful diversity strategy.

Annika has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a post-graduate diploma in Human Resources Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology, and she is a certified Canadian Human Resource Management Practitioner.

Linda Sum, Investigator and Trainer

linda-sumLinda Sum is a widely-respected human rights investigator and trainer with more than 14 years experience in the areas of harassment prevention and diversity.  She has substantial experience in conducting investigations of harassment, bullying, and violations of human rights. Linda has excellent analytical and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated talent for resolving workplace issues.  Linda has extensive experience designing and delivering human rights and inclusion workshops for a wide range of audiences.

From 1999 to 2013, Linda was responsible for operating a human rights office at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia. In this role, Linda was instrumental in building institutional capacity to create inclusion through policy development, education and skills training, and group facilitation. Linda has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of British Columbia and previously practiced law in the area of labour and employment.

Devirani Naidoo, Trainer

Devirani is a dynamic and engaging trainer who has spent more than a decade helping organizations create inclusive and respectful workplaces. As a respectful workplace professional with numerous public and private organizations, Devrani developed a keen insight into the issues facing today’s workplaces. A skilled facilitator, she delivers respectful workplace and diversity training for a variety of sectors. She also has considerable experience in dealing with conflict and harassment concerns.

Devirani has a degree in Business Administration (Political Science, Organizational Psychology) from the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, and is accredited with Insights Discovery, Canada.

Richard Nasr, Hosting Solution Architect

richard-nasrRichard has extensive knowledge and experience in designing and developing web-based training. He is the architect of our learning management system and integrates our online learning programs to a variety of client learning management systems.

Richard has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and over nine years of experience as a senior software engineer and software consultant.

Leah Kruger, Web & E-Learning Developer

leah-krugerLeah is a Vancouver-based designer with a passion for online learning and interactive instructional design. She has substantive experience in web design and is “quite obsessed” with good photography.

Prior to working in design, Leah facilitated professional employment workshops for a Vancouver consulting firm. She also recruited, coached and mentored young franchisees in all areas of business including sales, marketing, leadership, goal-setting and time-management. Leah has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, with a major in human resources and publishing.