“Rien n'est impossible, il suffit de le créer.”
Charles Lapierre is a business consultant and a Phd candidate in the field of organizational psychology at Sherbrooke University. He is a passionate advocate, and has been interested in the concept of inclusion since he was young.
While at McGill University, in addition to his bachelor's degree in Psychology, he earned a bachelor's degree in Social Justice and Gender Studies and was an ambassador for the organization Best Buddies for over five years.
His research and expertise focus on helping businesses building more inclusive workplaces for people with invisible disabilities.
Charles is also a professional artist and the executive director of Corps bruyants, an improv school based in Sherbrooke, Québec.
Combining his passion for organizational psychology and arts, he has developed a training approach that uses improv based creativity techniques as an experiential tool to help employers and employees develop their inclusive skills.
Charles places great importance on creating customized content. Whether it's for his conferences, training, workshops, or team-building activities, the content is entirely tailored to the participants' needs. In advance, Charles ensures a thorough understanding of the context in which the conference will be presented, while also adapting to the participants' language to develop content that reflects their reality.
CULTIVATING AN INCLUSIVE ATTITUDE FOR INVISIBLE DISABILITIES
At the heart of inclusion for individuals with invisible disabilities in organizations lies an often overlooked element: the inclusive attitude. An inclusive attitude is the relational capacity of individuals to foster a sense of inclusion in others.
The good news is that this capacity is based on skills that everyone possesses and can easily refine, provided they know where to focus their energy. In this conference, Charles Lapierre, an expert in EDI and workplace psychology, will discuss how to cultivate these skills and equip oneself with the necessary tools to develop an inclusive attitude in the workplace.
REDUCING DISABLING SITUATIONS IN YOUR BUSINESS: A BENEFICIAL STRATEGY FOR ALL YOUR TALENTS
Invisible disabilities are often perceived as strictly biological conditions.
However, scientific literature clearly demonstrates that the context in which an individual operates plays a major role in the disability production process. Nevertheless, organizational practices that promote inclusion and reduce the risks of disability production remain a well-kept scientific secret!
In this conference, Charles Lapierre, Speaker-Researcher in EDI and workplace psychology, shares these practices, demonstrating their benefits for the well-being of all members of your organization. All with the aim of inspiring your teams to participate in creating this context and making inclusion a mission within your company.
LEARNING TO IMPROVISE: A TOOL FOR DEVELOPING INCLUSIVE COMPETENCIES
We spend the majority of our time structuring our daily lives to anticipate and avoid any unforeseen factors that might arise along our path. In seeking to avoid disruptions, we develop a repulsion for uncertainty and gradually lose our agility and ability to adapt to change, the unexpected, and diversity.
In this workshop, expert-researcher Charles Lapierre explores how strengthening our improvisation skills is not only essential to cope with the rapid and incessant changes in our organizations but also crucial for enhancing our inclusive attitude.
This pertains to our ability to be inclusive in our daily work relationships. Charles Lapierre of Noisy Bodies offers you the opportunity to experience the inclusive attitude, emphasizing the relational aspect of inclusion through spontaneity and creativity.
By drawing on experiential theater improvisation, this workshop allows participants to grasp the concept of diversity while implementing the interpersonal skills required to create an inclusive environment within organizations.
LOCATION : SHERBROOKE, QC
Directrice des affaires professionnelles et des communications
ASSOCIATION DES CADRES DES COLLÈGES DU QUÉBEC
« L’énergie, le dynamisme et l’authenticité de Charles Lapierre ont été fortement appréciés lors de sa conférence présentée pour notre association de gestionnaires sur le thème de l’organisation inclusive. Les commentaires recueillis auprès de nos participant(e)s sont d’ailleurs des plus positifs. Ses propos et ses méthodes de présentation ont permis des réflexions enrichissantes et des échanges constructifs. »
Music allowed them to get to know each other, but it was improvisation that brought Charles Lapierre and Rafael Poggetti together in an original project: the Noisy Bodies improvisation school.
The recently established organization, Noisy Bodies, has set a mission to make theatrical improvisation accessible and promote its practice in Sherbrooke and the surrounding areas.
Charles Lapierre, a doctoral candidate in work psychology, and Rafael Poggetti, who has been involved in theatrical improvisation for several years, are the co-founders...