WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice - March - Compensation & Negotiation
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. March's discussion focuses on negotiating and providing for fair compensation for diverse professionals.
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.
–2018 AIA Small Firm Compensation Report
–Architects Handbook of Professional Practice – “15.3: Negotiating Agreement” by Ava J. Abramowitz, Esq., Hon. AIA
–“Compensation” – excerpt from AIA Guides to Equitable Practice
We thought it might be useful to share some useful info we found whilst researching for this topic:
- The AIA 2018 Small Firm Compensation Report contains a lot of useful information on this topic (linked); this book is tongue-in-cheek but has some great tips on how to deal with difficult people and on negotiation and compensation https://www.feministfightclub.com/the-book;
- information is key to knowing if you are being fairly compensated, here are some websites that can help give you information on compensation:
- Andrea Schneider “Women Don’t Negotiate and Other Nonsense” – TEDxOshkosh
- 2017 AIA Compensation Report
Brought to you by AIA Seattle, AIA Women in Design, and AIA Diversity Roundtable
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