NCSEA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series

Oct 13, 2020 12:00pm -
Oct 13, 2020 01:30pm

Event Description

In accordance with the Call to Action released earlier this year, NCSEA is working to identify and eradicate behaviors that perpetuate racism and inequality within our profession. We recognize that in order to create change, we must provide useful tools to our members. To that end, NCSEA has partnered with a strategic diversity and inclusion practitioner to develop a series of webinars to introduce attendees to diversity, equity, inclusion, and speak to creating a multicultural organization via inclusive policies, programs, and practices. 

All sessions should be viewed in chronological order to maximize their value. Sessions 1 & 2 will be recorded and available after each live event.

The first two sessions are FREE, this registration is for both. The third session requires registration to the NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit. 

As part of this registration, you will have the opportunity to donate to the NCSEA Foundation. Donation amounts are built as registration fees, you may choose $10, $25, $100, or register for FREE. If you would like to customize your donation amount, please click here. Contributions to the Foundation support NCSEA's efforts to assist practicing structural engineers to be highly qualified professionals and successful leaders. The NCSEA Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consider making a donation to help advance the profession. 

Session 1 - September 29, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central Time)
Cultural Humility and the "You" in Unity
This session will introduce participants to cultural humility, self-reflection, and its role in creating inclusive environments. Participants will identify their own dimensions of diversity and consider their role in the "platinum rule".

Session 2: October 13, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central Time)
Bias Awareness and Socialization
This session will introduce participants to biases, how they develop, and how they can be addressed. Participants will learn the cycles of socialization and liberaton in creating and "undoing"; the impact of biases.

No continuing education credits will be awarded. These sessions will also be recorded and available after the series is completed. 


Shani Barrax Moore (she/her/hers) is a strategic diversity and inclusion practitioner with 20 years of experience in training and development, strategic planning and change leadership, and coalition building. Shani currently serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton where she leads a learning and development team, executes planning and delivery of the Equity and Diversity Conference, and develops strategic partnerships for the university. At both UNT and Tarrant County College District where she served as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, she led an institution-wide campus inclusion climate survey and strategic planning process leading to institutional diversity and inclusion infrastructure. She led similar initiatives as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cary Academy, a 6 – 12 independent school in North Carolina, which earned her membership on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Independent School’s Call to Action, the Association’s think tank for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Shani is a Cornell University Certified Diversity Advanced Practitioner and an Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator.

Event Type:Education
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Sep 08, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Sep 09, 2020 and ends on Oct 13, 2020.
Late registration starts on Oct 14, 2020.

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