Smashing the Glass Ceiling from the Top Down

Through their power & privilege and allyship workshops, important ideas and concepts were conveyed to attendees. These sessions were two of the most well-received and highly enjoyable events of the conference.
Lauren Remple

Employer Relations Specialist, University of Calgary

We had a chance to host Next Gen Men at The Commons. Jake provided a safe space for our members to share ideas and ignited a conversation different from those typically heard in a workplace. We look forward to continuing to work with Next Gen Men….we highly recommend their workshops!
Zach Lyster

Proprietor, The Commons

Jake and Next Gen Men continue to open our eyes to non-traditional topics that help us become more well rounded in both business and as individuals. We look forward to hearing what thoughts and insights come from future workshops! Josh Abbott

Partner, Tangent Design Engineering

Working with men to change workplace culture around gender equity

Gender-equitable organizations outperform inequitable ones. Full stop. Gender equity is a competitive advantage and we want to help your organization become gender leaders.

Although women make up 47% of the Canadian workforce, they are under-represented in leadership and decision-making roles, representing only 15.9% of board of directors, 6.9% of top earners, and 4.9% of CEOs

Next Gen Men is excited to announce our new program to engage men in leadership roles, men entering the workforce, and male-dominated industries to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity around gender in the workplace.

Building on our experience and expertise in engaging men and boys, Equity Focused Leadership offers professional development and leadership opportunities to equip established and emerging leaders with the tools, resources, and support to put gender equity into practice. We offer organization-wide presentations, targeted workshops, and tailored consultations. Our ‘secret sauce’ is a 14-module professional development program for leaders who are ready to help shift the culture around gender equity in their workplaces. Equity Focused Leadership modules include:

Uncovering unconscious bias

Challenging gender roles and stereotypes in the workplace

Unpacking leadership and communication styles

Understanding power and privilege and putting allyship into practice

Supporting mental health in the workplace and work-life balance

Making the shift towards gender-equitable policies and organizational practices

We believe that by engaging men in the workplace to be gender-equitable leaders, we can smash the glass ceiling from the top down!

Next Gen Men’s Equity Focused Leadership program is proudly funded by Alberta Status of Women.


Coming soon! Please send us a message if you have any questions

For more information and any other questions, please send us an e-mail or leave us a message


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Are You Ready To Be Equity Leaders?