Driving INNOVATION through

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Inclusive cultures are more resilient

Move your organization to higher performance with the Centre for Social Intelligence. Together, we’ll inspire and sustain action with equity and inclusion measures attracting diverse minds that will stimulate innovation. Guaranteed.

Access a larger labour market

Increase revenue & product­ivity

Improve workplace culture

How we work

We work with you to co-create your workplace culture goals according to your context, develop a plan of action, and equip you with the tools you need to communicate your progress internally and externally.

With knowledge, skills and decades of experience, we’ll help you achieve a thriving workplace culture, making your organization a magnet for top talent that drives exceptional business outcomes.

Online training courses

In addition to these courses, we can customize training to your specific subject matter and deliver it live, whether virtual or in-person.

Lead the Change:

Unlocking the Competitive Advantage of Inclusion

Allyship in Action:

From Intent to Positive Impact

Inclusive Leadership:

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Overcoming Resistance to DEI in the Workplace:

Tools and Strategies to Make Change Happen

Lead the Change

Your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion journey starts here.

Lead the Change: The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion offers compelling reasons to target DEI as a business imperative and strategies on how to effectively execute these initiatives.

Whether for personal reading, corporate gifting, or continuous post-secondary learning, Lead the Change is the guidebook for DEI transformation.

Inspire your audience with CSI Keynotes

As an internationally recognized expert on DEI, Kelly Cooper, President and Founder of CSI, can inspire and motivate your team to create the desire to take action.

Get 1:1 support from Kelly Cooper

Not sure where to start?

Stay current and confident with where your organization is heading on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Through coaching and consulting, we’ll determine where there is resistance to act and map a plan forward toward successful outcomes.

People are talking about CSI

"The free to grow in forestry training is a great way for learning the fundamentals, as well as practical tools for anyone seeking to establish and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Our team learned practical tools that will help our work immediately. I feel that anyone in our sector would find great value in this training, and I recommend it highly."
Leif Helmer
Nova Scotia Community College
"This was a very informative course that provides me with methods to incorporate diversity and inclusion into my workplace to benefit the business into becoming a successful venture now and in the future. I would recommend it for all workers and employers in all businesses."
Peter Share
Cabin Resource Management
"If you haven't talked to Kelly Cooper, heard her speak, read her book Lead the Change, or listened to her podcast, Free to Grow in Forestry, you really should! And if you have you should tell others. She is an amazing thought leader and champion of the forest sector."
Jason Fisher
Partner, Consulting Services, MNP LLP
“This is the trail guide you will want as you navigate a DEI journey inside your company, especially if you are at the early stages of this journey.”
Justin Fier
Managing Director, Impact Strategy, Timberland Investment Resources

DEI in action:
Free to Grow in Forestry

Since 2018, CSI has co-led the development of a first-ever sector-wide action plan to address the lack of diversity and labour shortages in forestry. In partnership with the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC), we’ve raised awareness, engaged decision makers, and created a resource hub for diversity and inclusion in the forest sector.

Explore our case study to learn more about the Canadian-grown success story and how it’s evolved into an international movement.

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Get Certified

Show your stuff

Corporate Social Intelligence Certificate

Leaders who complete all of our course material will receive a CSI certificate of completion, identifying you to your peers, and your customers, that you’re doing the work.

Become an asset and an ally to your DEI efforts, all while building skills that help take your career to the next level.