VP of Education & Associate Professor ASLA & Florida International University Coral Gables, Florida
Join us for engaging conversations centered around supporting design communities through the shifts arising from evolving needs in equity, representation, health and wellness, and tools and technologies. Hear from a diverse panel, share your experiences during moderated roundtables, and leave with ideas to adapt to your own practice and organizations.
Compare and explore the challenges and opportunities faced in the greater design communities as it pertains to diversity, equity, and inclusion plus the impacts on various stages within a career.
Discuss how flexible “work-life fit” policies attract and retain diversity, create access and equity, promote ownership, and provide growth opportunities for the individual and firm or organization.
Learn how to approach and converse about policy changing topics that embrace, promote, and ensure equitable opportunities from emerging professional to emeritus.
Identify mentors, sponsors, and allies to seek out and recognize that these professional relationships are most successful when viewed as a two-way exchange.
Prepare questions that will effect change within your own practice culture now and for the forward future, adapting with our ever-evolving world and for our personal and collective needs.
Leave with best practice take-aways, a wider networking group, and the momentum to cultivate environments that engage honest and transparent conversations to help create a change in your design culture.