Michael Bach

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author, Global Executive - Inclusion And Diversity Expert
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Michael Bach is the CEO of CCDI Consulting Inc. and the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, bringing to his work a wealth of knowledge of leading practices in a live setting. Prior to this position, Michael Bach was KPMG Canada's National Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a position he created and held for seven years. Michael Bach also completed a 212-year secondment as KPMG International's Deputy Chief Diversity Officer.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health and Wellness

Speaker Types

  • Department Meeting
  • Hybrid Workplace
  • Inspirational
  • Interactive & Experience
  • Remote Workers & Hybrid Workplace
  • Speaker Types
  • Workshop & Training

MICHAEL BACH BIOGRAPHY

Michael Bach is renowned nationally and internationally as a thought leader and specialist in the domains of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. As the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) with over 30 years of experience in LGBTQ2+ inclusion, Bach contributes a wealth of information regarding best practices for fostering equitable workplaces across all industries.

Prior to joining CCDI, Michael Bach held the position of national director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at KPMG Canada for seven years. He also served as KPMG International’s deputy chief diversity officer for two and a half years. Since its inception in 2016, CCDI Consulting has garnered multiple honours under the direction of Bach, including the Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award in the category of Diversity/Employment Equity Consultant every year.

Michael Bach has garnered numerous accolades for his work during his career, including being named one of the Women of Influence’s Canadian Diversity Champions and a Catalyst Canada Human Resources/Diversity Leader. He has also received the Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year, Out on Bay Street’s “Leaders to be Proud of” LGBT Advocate Workplace Award, the IS Award from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and the Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award.

Michael Bach’s debut book, Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, is a bestseller and the recipient of the Silver 2020 Nautilus Book Award in the Rising to the Moment category. His latest publication, Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion, was published in March 2022 and is a Toronto Star bestseller.

Michael Bach has an advanced certificate in diversity management from Cornell University and is a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional, and Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP).

The Right IDEA - Doing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Right

  • Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords. They’re used in casual conversation by CEOs and world leaders alike. But how do you actually do diversity and inclusion right, in a way that isn’t performative and has the intended impact?

    Knowing that diversity and inclusion are important and knowing where to begin when developing an IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility) program, or strategy, are two different things. Many workplaces know that IDEA is both the right thing and the smart thing to do, but simply don’t know where to start.

    The Right IDEA – Doing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Right is an engaging and witty look at how organizations can get started on their IDEA journey. Based on his bestselling and award-winning book Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, Michael Bach presents his six-step model on how an organization can start and stay on its IDEA journey.

    Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:

    • The pillars of an IDEA business case.
    • What components to include in an assessment.
    • The secret ingredient to a successful IDEA strategy.
    • How to measure IDEA.
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

The Smart IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility is Good Business

  • “Diversity” and “inclusion” have become buzzwords. They’re used in casual conversation by CEOs and world leaders alike. But what do these words mean, why do they matter, and how are they going to impact your ability to operate?

    It is undeniable that a focus on IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility) is a necessity for every employer, but can every employer articulate the infamous “business case” as to why IDEA is critical to their success?

    The Smart IDEA – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility is Good Business is an engaging and witty look at the business case for why any organization should be applying an IDEA lens to everything they do. Based on his bestselling and award-winning book Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, Michael Bach presents a clearly articulated business case for IDEA, based on data and research, that shows why any employer not only should have a focus on IDEA but must in order to ensure success in the future.

    Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:

    • The terminology commonly used, such as “inclusion”, “diversity”, “equity”, and “accessibility”.
    • The people imperative: Looking at the massive demographic shifts that are driving the need for change.
    • The research shows the positive impacts an IDEA focus can have on the top and bottom lines of an organization.
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

What Gets Measured, Gets Done - Measuring Success in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

  • Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords. They’re used in casual conversation by CEOs and world leaders alike. Many leaders have realized that inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) must be strategic priorities to ensure their organization’s success, but they don’t have a clear understanding of how to measure IDEA. Key to sustaining an IDEA journey is the ability to measure — and in a particular measure the return on investment (ROI) — to understand if your efforts are addressing the challenges your organization is facing and if the work is adding value to your top and bottom line.

    What Gets Measured, Gets Done: Measuring Success in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility is an entertaining and informative look at the “what” and “how” of IDEA measurement. Based on his bestselling book Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, and his extensive experience in data analytics, Michael Bach shares key concepts on how to measure diversity, how to measure inclusion, and how to understand the ROI of your IDEA efforts.

    Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:

    • How to measure demographics.
    • How to measure inclusion.
    • Other key areas you can measure that will show the ROI of IDEA.
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Watch Your Blind Spot - An Introduction to Unconscious Bias

  • The concept of unconscious or implicit bias isn’t a new one. It dates back to an experiment done by social psychologists Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald in the late 1990s. It shows us that our brains are constantly gathering information, at an unconscious level, and categorizing that information into patterns that help us make decisions in a fraction of a second — regardless of whether the information is accurate or not.

    When you combine the concept of unconscious bias with inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, we find the secret ingredient as to why inclusion doesn’t happen naturally, and what is holding us back from achieving true inclusion

    Watch Your Blind Spot – An Introduction to Unconscious Bias is an informative and thought-provoking look at the concept of unconscious bias, and how it is impacting our behaviour on a daily basis. Based on his award-winning and bestselling book Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, Michael Bach focuses on the individual and how unconscious bias can be getting in the way of our organization’s goal of creating inclusive spaces for all.

    Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:

    • The origin of unconscious bias.
    • How unconscious bias is affecting our day-to-day decision-making?
    • What we can do as individuals to address our biases.
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

My Superpower is Privilege - Understanding Your Secret Weapon to Create Inclusive Spaces

  • The word privilege gets thrown around a lot, and often not as a compliment. But what is privilege? How do you get it? And how can you use it to make your organization, and society, a better place for all?

    A privilege is defined as a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group. When it comes to inclusions, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA), we tend to talk about things like white privilege or male privilege. What about financial privilege or educational privilege? There are many forms of privilege and while not everyone possesses every type of privilege, many people have some form of privilege, in some way, whether they know it or not.

    My Superpower is Privilege – Understanding Your Secret Weapon to Create Inclusive Spaces is an entertaining and informative look at the concept of privilege, and how it can be used to the advantage of others. Based on his award-winning and bestselling book Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, Michael Bach focuses on the individual and how those of us with certain privileges can use that privilege to make our spaces more inclusive for all people.

    Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:

    • The concept of various kinds of privilege.
    • How privilege can impact people’s lives.
    • How they can use their privilege to the advantage of others.
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

The event was fantastic — we had such positive comments about Michael’s presentation. He presents in a way that is direct and respectful of the audience. It was a true learning experience.

Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic

I was fortunate to have had an opportunity to hear Michael speak on diversity, inclusion, and equity while attending a national sports forum. These issues are so important for any workplace, business, or not-for-profit. When our organization decided we wanted to expand our understanding in these areas, we turned to Michael because I truly believe he’s one of the best in the country. Informative, engaging, and extremely personable, Michael was an exceptional facilitator, and our team gained a lot of important knowledge from our sessions with him.

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Michael Bach CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health and Wellness

Speaker Types

  • Department Meeting
  • Hybrid Workplace
  • Inspirational
  • Interactive & Experience
  • Remote Workers & Hybrid Workplace
  • Speaker Types
  • Workshop & Training
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Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Michael Bach creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Michael Bach from Toronto, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Michael Bach is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Michael Bach focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Michael Bach will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Michael Bach’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Michael Bach speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Michael Bach is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Michael Bach speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Michael Bach to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Michael Bach for your event. As Michael Bach's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Michael Bach and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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