Facing Personal & Professional Change with Courage and Compassion Export this event to calendar

Thursday, November 11, 2021 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Sanjay GovindarajHaving changed career paths multiple times, Local Economic Development graduate Sanjay Govindaraj has learned to embrace change. From counseling and psychotherapy, to health promotion and policy development, to economic development and food sustainability, to now working in equity, human rights and anti-racism, Sanjay will share insights about what remains consistent – the value of trusted relationships with colleagues and community partners, the importance of cultivating compassion and the refreshing effect of taking on new challenges.

Join us Thursday, November 11, 2021

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Zoom - link will be provided upon registration 

Submit your questions for Sanjay when you register or ask them during the event


Sanjay Govindaraj
MAES '04, Local Economic Development
Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Anti-Racism, Accessibility and Equity, City of Waterloo 

Sanjay Govindarag (MAES ’04) is skilled in strategic planning, coaching, conflict management, policy development and training. A thought leader in strategic and collaborative equity and inclusion he leads large scale EDI organizational transformation with a central focus on the voice of vulnerable and marginalized people.

With a Masters in Social Work from TISS, Mumbai and a Masters in Economic Development from School of Environmental Studies from UW, Waterloo, Sanjay integrates multiple bottom lines that address social, economic and environmental return on investment. His work experience includes clinical psychotherapy practice, community engagement, policy development, advocacy, equity and anti-racism work.


This is a limited space event. If you register and are no longer able to attend, please notify the advancement office so we may offer your spot to another person. Failure to comply with this policy will result in not being able to attend the next two Alumni Office Hour events. ALUMNI OFFICE HOURS, A Leadership Series Event. Hosted on ENV Connect, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees

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