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        Inclusion and Equity Virtual Series

        September 22, 2020 By Carleigh Cleveland

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        The College of Engineering is hosting a three-part panel series on inclusion and equity. Panelists will be asked to discuss how their companies are creating a culture that is welcoming to employees. Moderator Eric Hall, program coordinator for Engineering Academic Excellence Program, plans to ask the panelists how their companies are creating a workplace where different perspectives, opinions and experiences are heard and recognized.

        Further discussion topics will include: developing supportive and safe spaces, how leadership and teams set the tone through transparency and practicing collective accountability.

        Event Descriptions and Information:

        Inclusivity at the Office, on the Jobsite, in the Field

        September 23, 4:30-6:00 pm (CDT)

        This session will discuss how companies are creating a culture to welcome employees as well as create a workplace where behaviors allow different perspectives, opinions and experiences to be heard and recognized. Looking beyond hiring a diverse workforce, the panel will share how to develop supportive and safe spaces, how leadership and teams set the tone through transparency, and practice collective accountability. Furthermore, the forum will take a deeper look into on-boarding processes and ways to support your team while striving for equity and inclusion in the workplace.

        If you have questions you would like to submit to the panelist, please do so through the survey:

        We are thrilled to have the following companies join our panel to discuss inclusivity in the workplace from an employer perspective:

        • Coca-Cola
        • Alabama Power
        • Stryker
        • ArcelorMittal
        • Brasfield & Gorrie

        How did I Get the Job? De-coding Hiring Practices

        September 30, 4:30-6:30 pm (CDT)

        This session will address implicit bias, which means the feelings we are not aware of that we have against others that affect our assessment of individuals and groups. We will unpack biases in the workplace that revolve around gender, evaluating performance based on your personal preferences, and possessing similar interests with candidates. The panel will discuss resources and practices to reach an unconscious bias-free workplace, where employees are empowered, have a strong sense of belonging, and comfortable bringing their true self into work.

        Trane, Enercon, and International Paper will join our panel to shed light on this topic and answer any questions you may have. ·

        Self-Advocacy at Work – Strategies for Navigating Sticky Situations

        October 7, 4:30-6:30 pm (CDT)

        Have you ever experienced a sticky situation in a work setting? Interested to learn effective ways to communicate your needs and feel confident about navigating difficult conversations?

        Join us for a Q+A panel discussion with representatives from ExxonMobil, NASA, and Southwire.

        Panelists: Marissa Miller, Career Counselor, Career Development and Corporate Relations Jager Livingston, Business Team Lead-Alkylation, ExxonMobil Rae Ann Meyer, Acting Director, Science and Technology Office, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center Paige Lowery, Talent Acquisition, Southwire