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The purpose of the guide and its utility is to facilitate a more just, equitable, and inclusive profession. In addition to introducing members to the guide, you will learn how the best practices were captured and who contributed to creating the resource guide.

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DEI Best Practices - Assessment, Accountability, and Training

Assessment, Accountability, & Training

Explore the iterative, data-driven processes that guide the increase of knowledge, skills, and outreach necessary to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizational environments. This section provides guidance on how to create metrics in addition to providing guidance on DEI-related training considerations.

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DEI Best Practices - Communication


Communicate in ways that are welcoming and respectful of all. The foundational elements of inclusive communication are outlined in this best practices section.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Inclusive Events


Plan events such as meetings and conferences that meet the diverse needs and perspectives of all participants. This section of the guide presents best practices in creating a fully equitable, inclusive, welcoming, and engaging event experience – an experience where individuals can engage their authentic selves.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leadership Engagement

Leadership & engagement

Empower leaders at all levels of the organization to foster equitable opportunities for engagement and achievement for all. Provided in this section are leadership best practices that facilitate establishing an intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically safe climate for teams to thrive and fully engage at all levels of the organization.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Partnership

Strategic partnerships

Leverage partnerships with organizations who share a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Outlined in this section are best practices in creating, developing, implementing, and sustaining mutually beneficial partnerships to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Best Practices in Engineering Video Series


Lisa M. Black, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE
Director, Cultural Belonging & Social Ethos
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