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We seek someone passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to join our team as a communications manager! If you have a savvy way with words that can motivate, connect, and inspire and an eagerness to help a small, mission-focused business grow and scale impact, then we need you!
Example of asset mindset in education
Asset mindset or strengths-based perspective is when a person’s cultural differences (ways of knowing, doing, or being) are seen as beneficial to the environment, as opposed to a deficit perspective, where cultural differences are perceived as detrimental. Listen to this example of asset mindset in education.
Keynote Resources: Serving Our Neighbors Through Our Values
Welcome, attendees of the keynote, Serving Our Neighbors Through Our Values, by Dr. Meagan Pollock. On this page, you will find all of the resources shared (and more!) during the session.
2023 Reading Community
If you are interested in reading more about diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice, we invite you to join the new Engineer Inclusion Reading Community.
CISTEME365 Winter Conference
Participant resources for the CISTEME365 Winter Conference at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Exploring Inclusion in Education and the Workplace with the Reflective Teaching in a Digital Age Podcast
Last year, Dr. Natasha Mello interviewed me for her podcast, Reflective Teaching in a Digital Age. In this episode, I talk about belonging, and walk through the inclusive leadership development model. Have a listen, follow her podcast, and let me know what you think!
What is thriving? Strategies for helping ourselves and others flourish
As many of us start the new year with revitalized motivations and goals, a desire to thrive in the months ahead is at the heart of it. But what does it mean to thrive? We all face different challenges and barriers, yet some seem to rise above the fray ostensibly better than others. Learning to thrive amidst sometimes unideal environments is a skill we can learn. Join us for Engineer Inclusion’s first live panel of 2023 on Jan 10, where we will discuss strategies for helping ourselves and others flourish.
Top 10 Resources of 2022
What were the top 10 resources accessed by our readers this year?! Enjoy the countdown and catch up on what you missed. So much more to come in 2023.
What is your fire escape plan? Strategies for navigating challenging relationships and situations
FIRE! You must escape, but have you previously considered your exits and practiced how to get to safety? In this post, I use a metaphor of a fire escape plan to help us navigate challenging relationships and situations without getting so burned. Helpful acrostics enable you and others to put the strategies into practice.
Stress and Trauma Responses
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What are the most common Cognitive Biases?
By increasing our awareness and using tools and strategies for reducing the impact of cognitive biases, we can facilitate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our organizations. In this post, we break down 8 of the most common cognitive biases and provide a PDF download you can print or share.
How to Plan Feedback (By Prioritizing Inclusion)
Giving feedback is a skill; just like any skill, the more you practice, the better you will become! Preparing your feedback helps ensure we prioritize inclusive practices. Use this four-part checklist to craft self-efficacy-boosting feedback that promotes psychological safety and empowers others to reach their potential.
Engineering Design and Careers: A conversation with students
Every once in a while, I am invited to speak to students through Nepris, now called Pathful Connect. Last month, I virtually spoke with a group of middle schoolers about engineering, design, and careers. We also talked about empathy! The students were fun and had great ideas. Watch the 45m recording.
Compliance vs. Self-regulation
When creating equitable and inclusive workplaces, policies that attempt to force compliance aren’t effective, but rather creating a culture that nurtures self-regulation can drive positive change and meaningful results. In this post, I reflect on a required exercise to define my “house rules” for adoption and relate them to the workplace.
What is the Hedgehog Concept? (And how can it help you to Intentionally Engineer Inclusion™?)
If we want to Intentionally Engineer Inclusion™ and positively influence our organizations towards diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and belonging, we have to prioritize and take action. In this post, we describe the hedgehog map exercise and provide a series of prompts to help you identify the intersection of your passions, skills, and resources. Plus we offer a PDF download worksheet and additional resources for further reading. For when we find actions and make decisions from the greatest overlap of these three elements, we will have greater motivation, agency, and potential for impact.
What is nonbinary? Simple Ways to Be Inclusive of Nonbinary Colleagues
Join us on November 10 for a live interview on nonbinary identities. You’ll learn simple strategies for bringing inclusive of your nonbinary colleagues and students.
Prejudices, stereotypes and bias often operate in combination to influence your behavior. However, you can positively influence your behavior with our unbiasing nudges, a tool for modifying the environment in which you make decisions. In this post, we recommend a set of 4×2 nudges to unbias how we operate. Download a PDF handout/poster, and access a set of slides to use in your meetings as nudges for creating equitable and inclusive environments.
What is the future of work? A panel conversation on the ‘great resignation,’ ‘quiet quitting,’ and other workplace culture-driven trends
Over the last two years, we’ve witnessed several workplace trends like the Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting. Each of these is deeply tied to workplace culture. While recent data suggests the labor market is evening out, what is the future of work? Join us for a live discussion on 10/27 where our panel of experts will discuss trends related to workplace culture.
What is…? Live Series
The purpose of the live “what is…?” talk series is to bring clarity, humanity, and strategies to a particular topic.
“Teach the Geek” Podcast Interview with Dr. Meagan Pollock
Engineer Neil Thompson interviews fellow engineer, Dr. Meagan Pollock, for his Teach the Geek STEM Speaker series. In this conversation, Meagan shares her journey in STEM and as a public speaker.