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Joint  ASEE WIED and WEPAN Symposium

Practical Ways to Build Gender-Inclusive Cultures in Engineering

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta GA

Registration: $80, includes all sessions and lunch

Please join us for this full-day exploration of practical, research-based actions for building gender-inclusive cultures in engineering. Intended for men and women who aim to improve engineering cultures in order to recruit and retain more women. The symposium will be an active exploration of rich strategies for immediate implementation. Topics will include: a framework for change initiatives that advance gender equity; new research on the dramatic benefits of including women on teams; men’s critical role in advancing gender equity; and a focused workshop on establishing organizational norms that value diverse contributions. Register now, and join this gathering of leaders and experts who are advancing diverse communities of women in engineering.

Hosted by WEPAN and ASEE WIED

8:45 - 9:00 am
Opening Welcome
9:00 - 
9:50 am
Patricia Deyton

Patricia H. Deyton is Director,  Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO), the internationally recognized research arm of the Simmons School of Management in Boston addressing gender, diversity and organizational effectiveness.

Making Change and Second Generation Gender Bias

Patricia Deyton will open the Symposium by sharing a comprehensive, four-phased framework for promoting gender equity in organizations to achieve lasting change. It offers a new category of organizational intervention and recasts traditional equity initiatives. Deyton will also discuss second generation gender practices that reveal the gendered nature of jobs, job fit, work, leadership, and social capital.

10:00 - 
10:50 am
Bonita Banducci

Lecturer, Gender and Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, Banducci is an expert in gender language, perception and how paradigms facilitate change and accelerate new behaviors. Her work has been used in corporate diversity programs and mentoring programs, university organizational development interventions, and total quality management projects in public agencies.

Men and Women in Engineering Schools and Workplaces

Bonita Banducci will share new research on how women add value to the workplace, how men add value to the workplace. She will discuss the how understanding the strengths and limitations of gender differences and cultural differences open doors to high performance academic and workplace cultures.

11:00 - 
11:50 am
Canan Bilen-Green

Interim Chair Industrial Engineering & Management; Dale Hogoboom Professor; Executive Director ADVANCE FORWARD, North Dakota State University

NDSU’s FORWARD, an NSF ADVANCE project has developed the Advocates and Allies initiative: faculty men who are proven supporters of women in their department and the university who are active and effective proponents of gender diversity and equality.

Men’s Critical Role in Advancing Gender Equity: A Model Initiative for Inclusion

Dr. Bilen-Green and a colleague who is a FORWARD Advocate will describe how the Advocates and Allies model can be implemented in other schools, what outcomes the project aims to achieve: increasing the number of female faculty, encouraging the hiring and promotion of female faculty in administrative positions, and ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of women. This model can be implemented in both academic and business settings.

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch Panel: Voices from the Field: Success Stories in Inclusion
1:45 - 
4:45 pm
Patricia Deyton
Organizational Norms that Value Diversity: Bystander Awareness Training Workshop

Bystanders can play a pivotal role in setting organizational values and norms about diversity and inclusion. This workshop emphasizes the impact everyone has in addressing instances of bias in academia and the workplace. The workshop will give bystanders the skill and ability to make room for silenced voices and make a difference in painful or uncomfortable situation.

4:45 - 
5:00 pm
Closing Reception




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