The Workplace Needs Work

When:  Aug 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CT)

With every upsetting instance of scandalous or simply uncivil behavior in our workplaces, every conversation with a struggling student or colleague, and every external review that finds we aren't doing enough for diversity and inclusion in our business as usual, it's easy to wonder—how to begin? How can we understand and quantify the problems and successes in our workplaces, and then use the results to move forward? The issues don't go away in a virtual workplace. These days, some of the problems have become even more exacerbated in a remote or hybrid environment. Developing an inclusive workplace climate requires a clear understanding of the current situation. Taking action requires buy-in and a data-driven improvement strategy. This presentation will discuss elements of a successful workplace culture assessment and some strategies to address the results, now and into the future.

Eligible for 1 CAE credit. 


About the Speaker

Susan Sullivan is Director of Diversity and Inclusion at CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Sullivan works to attract and recruit a diverse CIRES workforce, and to build an inclusive workplace culture where all may thrive in their chosen profession. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Diversity and Inclusion committee, a member of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Executive Committee and a past president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).



Natalie Steenberg
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