WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice - April Recruitment & Retention
Join AIA Seattle's Women In Design and Diversity Roundtable committees for a series of monthly discussions about the culture and climate of the architecture community in Seattle and beyond, and how to build a stronger pipeline and retention practices for equity in the field. April's discussion focuses on recruiting and retaining a diverse practice for your firm.
Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. The retention statistics are alarming. We are losing potential talent and important perspectives. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do?
Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA GUIDES FOR EQUITABLE PRACTICE, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic, and explore how we can promote equity, diversity and inclusion within our own firms.
This is a great way to connect with others in the local AEC community, generate ideas, and find mentorship. We encourage participation from everyone of any demographic and career stage. The more diverse voices participating, the better discussions we will have.
Pre-registration is encouraged, as a short reading and a few questions will be provided in advance to help kick-start a lively and inclusive discussion. By attending and providing your AIA member number, you will receive 2 LUs.
–Recruitment: “Seven Ways to Reduce Bias In Your Hiring Process,” Harvard Business Review
–Retention: “To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion Not Just Diversity,” Harvard Business Review
-Implicit bias: Project Implicit – Implicit Bias Self-Exam
Brought to you by AIA Seattle, AIA Women in Design, and AIA Diversity Roundtable
CallisonRTKL, PAE Engineers, Johnston Architects, Weber Thompson