Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)

Global by Design was a one-day forum for high-level decision makers from different sectors across the community. The purpose of the day was to raise awareness and exchange information on successful practices and effective models to promote diversity in Greater Victoria communities and workplaces.  This event was part of a larger provincial initiative designed to address the need to make service organizations and employers more welcoming to newcomers.

As Project Manager, Kim Walker planned and executed the Summit in collaboration with ICA, Volunteer Victoria, and the University of Victoria. Kim facilitated the Advisory Committee and coordinated the work of others as needed. She designed the agenda; recruited two internationally recognized experts; developed the evaluation plan and related data collection tools; developed communication and marketing material; managed the registration list and was the main contact for delegates and exhibitors; contributed resources for the delegates package; and collated the evaluation results.

Accomplishments

The forum brought together over 80 community leaders from economic development associations, employers, ethno-cultural organizations, educational institutions, community agencies, and local governments.  As one delegate summed up the day,

What (happened) here today is the starting point for creating fundamental change.