Upcoming Webinars

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Action

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
2 pm ET
FREE to CESSE members

1 CAE credit 

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Many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) plans apply a one-dimensional approach to a multidimensional problem. These plans are typically designed to “fix the people” instead of “fixing the system” in which the problem exists. When doing this, associations may see an immediate improvement in their diversity efforts (i.e. hiring or recruitment), but not a culture that promotes the voices of diverse hires, board members, or membership. Although they are determined, efforts do not come to fruition because plans either did not go beyond professional development for employees and members (i.e. implicit bias training, sexual harassment workshops) or they are abandoned change because it was “too difficult” or “time-consuming.”

This webinar will focus on helping organizations apply an intersectional, intentional, and inclusive lens to an organizational change process that moves an association from planning to action to sustainability.

Upon completing this webinar participants will be able to: 

  • define and describe the differences between diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • perform an organizational self-assessment centered on continuous improvement for equitable work environments
  • identify tangible steps needed to put continuous improvement plans into action.

About the Speaker

Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D.
Project Director, ARC Network at Association for Women in Science

As Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the ADVANCE Resource Coordination (ARC) Network with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Rochelle is working to produce new perspectives, methods, and interventions with an intersectional, intentional, and inclusive lens.
In 2016, Rochelle was selected as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. As a fellow, she worked with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine to drive policy that mitigates the sexual harassment of women faculty in STEM departments in academia.

Most recently, she received the 2017 Woman of Excellence Award from the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College-Baton Rouge Chapter for her work to promote STEM education to young girls in the city. Currently, Rochelle serves as the Chair of the Minorities in Engineering Division for the American Society for Engineering Education, is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Rochelle received her Bachelor of Science in physics from Spelman College and both her Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from Southern University and A&M College.

CESSE is a CAE Approved Provider.

This webinar meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

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