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Collectivity is a group of individuals bringing diverse experiences and perspectives together, offering diversity and inclusion training, workshops, and consultations specific to the gender and sexually diverse (GSD) community. We specialize in the service sector; however, are also happy to discuss training opportunities for other individuals and organizations who are interested in developing a better understanding of both the strategic and ethical benefits of diversity and inclusion.
Our training, workshops, and consultations are tailored to meet the needs and timelines of each client, and are experiential in design. We are focused on building authentic, open, brave and creative spaces to support the internal and external communities in which you operate.
The lunch and learn was fantastic. Jason went through Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) Training. We did some activities to learn more about GSD terminology such as the differences and definitions of being trans vs. transgender vs. cisgender. The conversations were very intimate due to the small group but it allowed us to have easy and comfortable candid conversations.
Jason did an excellent job of customizing the diversity sessions for our partners. He was very responsive to questions from participants and created a comfortable environment that encouraged sharing and the discussion of a variety of viewpoints. His presentations included real-life examples and interactive exercises to enhance understanding and engagement.
Jason’s presentation and materials helped our partners not only understand the LGBT traveller, but also the people with whom they will interact with during their trip. Participants left the session feeling more confident about working with LGBT travelers and about meeting their needs to ensure a positive travelling experience.
The GSD workshop was enlightening from both a business and personal perspective. Jason is adept at creating a comfortable atmosphere in which to learn, question and share personal stories that might feel awkward elsewhere. He includes enlightening research data and tips on how to use that knowledge in the business and tourism environment. Altogether a very worthwhile and educational session.
Right away we found Jason very warm and personable, both in dealing with event organizers, and in his presentation; it was easy for attendees to engage with him and ask questions. The workshop itself was packed full of great information, and Jason was extremely knowledgeable. We learned a great deal about gender and sexual diversity basics; challenges LGBTQ individuals can face when travelling; and a business case for attracting LGBTQ tourism. Everyone went away inspired with new ideas on how to be more inclusive, and how to better serve their LGBTQ clients.
"DIVERSITY is being asked to the party. INCLUSION is being asked to dance."Vernã Myers
Jason A. Kingsley BCom, CFEE
Chief Facilitator & Founder
Top 40 Under 40 – 2018
Jason A. Kingsley, BCom, CFEE is an adult learning guide, event professional, and human rights advocate, and change agent with over 15 years’ experience, who is passionate about authenticity, narrative learning, and lived experiences. He works as the Program Lead, Event Management for Bow Valley College, is the President and Executive Producer of Calgary Pride and Vice President of Travel Gay Canada. He has worked on Travel Gay Canada’s two-year strategic federal initiative in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Destination Canada to develop destination readiness for an international gender and sexually diverse (GSD) market, and is currently assisting with the rebranding of the organization, in order to better align the organization will all segments of the community. Jason sits as a member of InterPride’s International Human Rights Advisory Committee, is part of Bow Valley Colleges Diversity Advantage Action Plan (DAAP), and has brought more visibility and understanding of the gender and sexually diverse (GSD) community on campus through ongoing training initiatives for faculty, staff, and students. Jason has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on diversity and inclusion, within a tourism and event management context, and broader business and community contexts. His speaking engagements have included the Closing Keynote for the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canadian Chapters Annual National Conference, Fierte Canada Pride’s Annual Conference and AGM, and the International Festival and Event Association Annual Convention, as well as the only Canadian to join their educational webinar series in 2018.
Jason holds a Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) designation, has a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management, and is currently completing a Masters of Education – Adult, Community, and Higher Education at the University of Calgary to both further build professional knowledge and expertise, and to encourage leadership in diverse and inclusive education.