Becoming a True JEDI – Allyship for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Session Description

Understanding the principles of JEDI are important, but only when you use that understanding through your actions can you make a difference in the world. One crucial way is to become an Ally. In this panel discussion we will build on the information learned at last year’s roundtable – The Diversity Problem in the AEC Industry – to move forward with how we can take real action to understand how JEDI issues affect the AEC industry and specific steps that we can take within this space to become Allies. Attendees will learn from the panel speakers' experiences about how being an ally can encourage inclusion that is mutually beneficial for team collaboration, diversity of ideas, and inclusivity through leadership.
During this session we will explore what it means to be an Ally specifically in the AEC space, what are ways that the panelists and attendees have seen Allies help others, and what it takes to become an Ally. (PGI)

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the qualities of an Ally.
  2. Learn ways that they can become Allies in the AEC space.
  3. Recognize when an Ally is needed and what are appropriate actions for an Ally to take.
  4. Understand the importance of Allies in our industry specifically.

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