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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Intentionally Engineer Inclusion™ Program is a cohort-based semi-asynchronous program that will kick off in early 2023. This is for anyone interested in expanding their leadership capacity by building practices and employing skills that facilitate equity, inclusion, and belonging for others.
Feedback and support from others are sources of our self-efficacy — our belief in ourselves to accomplish a task. Using a simple formula, we can adjust our feedback to be a super-booster for self-efficacy, motivation, and belonging. In this on-demand seminar, participants will learn how to encourage others more effectively to reach their goals.
The Think Outside the Box: Nontraditional Career Exploration student-focused curriculum is interactive, engaging, and designed to excite students with the possibilities of NT CTE Careers. Students will explore work values, assess career interests, and challenge gender norms related to careers. The digital curriculum package consists of four modular student activities, utilizing a workbook and video guides.
In one of the lastest episodes of the “What’s Wrong With” Podcast, I had a great conversation with Pinar Guvenc at SOUR about building structural belonging for inclusive environments.
Welcome, attendees of the session, How to become an inclusive leader, by Dr. Meagan Pollock. On this page, you will find all of the resources shared
Join us for an interactive panel discussion on Friday, September 23, from 12 – 1 CDT. Dr. Meagan Pollock, Engineer Inclusion founder, will have a lively conversation with three professionals who will share their expertise and experiences
Inclusive leadership enhances performance, collaboration, attendance, and reduces turnover, and facilitates environments where people feel valued, affirmed, and that they belong. Inclusive leaders are imperative for creating cultures, schools, teams, and organizations that drive equitable outcomes for historically marginalized and minoritized people. This curriculum, examines a four-part, iterative, reflective, and reflexive framework for developing into an inclusive leader.
Accent bias is an unwarranted prejudice toward others based on the sound of their speech. This panel discussion was on Wednesday, August 24, from 12 to 1 PM CDT. Panelists were Donna Durbin, and Dr. Hoda Ehsan, with Dr. Meagan Pollock as the moderator. On this page you’ll find the event recording, plus strategies and resources.