Read.Watch.Listen. Continuing the Conversation
May 2022 Issue
A monthly forum to share diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.
Welcome to the next installment of Read.Watch.Listen: 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.
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Last year, we highlighted how to begin conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace in July’s post. This month, we’re sharing resources to help continue those discussions. While these conversations can be difficult at times, we hope that the references below will encourage you to participate in, or even facilitate, a dialogue within your office.
We’re also celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Check out last year’s post here to find ways to support our AAPI colleagues.
Your Company's Next Cultural Challenge - Forbes
Author Eric Mosley illustrates the importance of cultural expansion - giving new context to company values. Mosley emphasizes how an evolving company culture produces the best outcomes for employees and employers alike. Similar to resources we shared in our January 2021 post, this article addresses difficulties with hiring for cultural fit as well as benefits of bringing unique voices into the workplace.
3 Tips to Facilitate Conversations about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Tea Time with Jess - Education Elements
In this video, hosts Jess and Crystal share methods for successfully leading conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion at work. The episode is centered around their three tips for facilitators, including the importance of establishing ground rules, making sure all voices are heard, and designing with an end in mind.
Expand Your Culture Through Conversations - IDEO U Creative Confidence Podcast
“In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, we sit down with Lauren to learn how she’s designed community conversations that promote a greater understanding of diversity of all kinds. She shares tips for how to host difficult conversations at work, how to build a more expansive culture, and why having conversations is action itself.” (Creative Confidence Podcast, 2020, para. 3) *If you are limited on time, consider starting the podcast at 00:27:32.