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Wednesday, March 14 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Care and Feeding of DiversITy, Equity and Inclusion: What it means in Information Technology

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Even if you are not a director, manager or supervisor, there are ways in which you can enrich your leadership skills and life through diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This presentation is meant to introduce you to subtle (and not so subtle!) ways to introduce DEI into your work practices.

We will discuss such issues as:
• How do you write Job Descriptions that ensure the diversity, equality and inclusiveness of recruiting processes?
• Why aren’t women applying for your jobs?
• What can you do to improve your work environment to attract and retain staff?
• Why does Accessibility matter and how can it enrich your organization?
• Why do diverse teams matter?
• How can you encourage intergenerational teamwork?

We will review important tips, statistics and information from current research, as well as share our own experiences as champions of DEI.

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Lori Kressin

Coordinator of Academic Accessibility, University of Virginia
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Joyce R. Landreth

Deputy Executive Director, IT Experience and Engagement, Virginia Tech
Joyce Reish Landreth has over 30 years experience in Information Technology. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in both the private sector and academia. In her current position, she is responsible for providing strategic management, planning and direction to the Virginia... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Holley I/II