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Read.Watch.Listen. Setting and Tracking DEI Goals

January 2024 Issue

A monthly forum to share diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.

Welcome to the next installment of Read.Watch.Listen. This month, we explore how companies can improve their goal-setting and tracking of DEI goals. With the New Year upon us, it is a good time for reflection and resolutions. This issue shares resources that provide concrete examples of these tools and policies that companies can employ.

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Read.Watch.Listen is a monthly forum hosted by the NCSEA SE3 Committee to share and promote conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion within the structural engineering profession. Each month, we will curate a series of articles, audio-visual and digital media to facilitate self-education in matters that affect our professional practice as structural engineers. Whether you choose to read, watch, or listen (or all three!), we hope you will join us in this important conversation. Missed the previous issue? Check out the NCSEA SE3 Committee News and Publication page.

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How Companies Should Set and Report DEI Goals - Harvard Business Review

This article discusses the importance of data reporting and goal setting, and shares ways to ensure this work is effective. It discusses how to create transparency, induce accountability, and develop action plans. The article includes case studies where the goal-setting procedure has noticeable benefits to the employees and firms.

Originally published September 29, 2022; Estimated Read Time - 5 min


Why corporate diversity programs fail -- and how small tweaks can have big impact - TEDxMileHigh

While diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are more prevalent in the United States, the initiatives are often unsuccessful due to workplace biases that often continue. DEI expert Joan C. Williams (author of Bias Interrupted: Creating Inclusion for Real and for Good) discusses five common biases that cause these programs to fail, and she shares a data-driven approach to find issues and promote progress instead. 

Originally aired December 2020; 00:14:35


ACEC Research Institute Diversity Roadmap - ACEC

The ACEC Research Institute has released the first Diversity Roadmap, a tool designed to help firms understand and expand their diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) goals. The Roadmap is a data-driven tool that assesses the progress of a firm’s DEIB program and provides actionable suggestions on how firms can progress on their DEIB goals. If your firm would still like to participate, please contact; the tool opens back up for 2023 data collection in early Spring 2024. To learn more about ACEC, click here.

Originally posted December 06, 2023; 00:03:25


This article was originally published in the January 2024 issue of NCSEA's Structural Connection newsletter. For more information, check out NCSEA's DEI Resources.

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