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Ready to Lead the Change within your industry or organization? Kelly Cooper, President and founder of CSI, is available for interviews, keynotes and other media appearances.

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Free to Grow in Forestry Podcast - Hosted by Kelly Cooper

A podcast working to move #ForestryForward.

Today’s forest sector is changing, and many organizations are making strides toward implementing inclusion and diversity measures and recruiting underrepresented groups (such as women, Indigenous peoples, new Canadians, 2SLGBTQ+, visible minorities, and people living with disabilities). But, there’s more work to be done. Join the Canadian Institute of Forestry and the Centre for Social Intelligence as we hear from a variety of experts, individuals, and organizations across the forest sector and beyond sharing their stories and experiences on inclusion and diversity in forestry. Together, we can move #ForestryForward.

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Featured Interviews

Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in the Pellet Sector is Common “Cents”

An Interview with the Centre for Social Intelligence’s Kelly Cooper


Does The Forest Industry Have A Diversity Issue?

Learn about Free to Grow in Forestry! TimberConnect interviews Kelly Cooper.


Episode 69: Guest Kelly Cooper for more diversity knowledge

Determine Our Future podcast by Lani Parker Pierce



Episode 73: The Empathy Edge podcast

“Diversity and inclusion progresses at the speed of empathy. The more empathy you have, the greater likelihood of acceptance.” Enjoy my conversation with Maria Ross @redslice The Empathy Edge podcast.

Episode 58: Diversity and inclusion in the workplace, with guest Kelly Cooper

As we struggle through the social justice awakening of 2020, and figure out how to make positive changes while not stepping back into social norms that simply reinforce those racial and ethnic stereotypes and biases, we all need help and support.

Keynotes and Interviews

Kelly has spoken at company retreats; conferences; podcasts; political/public venues and for executive teams to help explain the value proposition of D&I and provide a blueprint for how to take action.

Beyond that, Kelly covers topics such as:

  • How to create inclusive cultures
  • How to overcome resistance to D&I – The Easy Way
  • Inclusive Leadership – Why it is a business growth opportunity and how to get started
  • How to create D&I allies in your organization
  • How to avoid sex scandals in the workplace
  • How to create a return on D&I beyond what you get in the stock market
  • Why you aren’t getting the economic results from D&I that you are told you should get

Willing to work with you on your ideas to transform your organization.

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Not sure where to begin?

We have an easy, first step you can take. Download our free Inclusion Growth Curve Guide that explains the steps on the way toward Diversity & Inclusion and you’ll be able to determine where your organization fits on the curve – with no obligation.

And if you're ready to schedule a first meeting, let us know in the message box and we'll get in touch to find a time that works.