2022 ASHRAE Iowa Chapter - December Chapter Meeting (Joint with CSI/SMACNA)
December 20, 2022
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
DATE: Monday December 20, 2022
TIME: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
LOCATION: Holiday Inn Downtown 1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50314
PROGRAM: Julia Keen Presenting “Managing for Diversity and Inclusion”
PRESENTER: Julia Keen, Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University will be presenting “Managing for Diversity and Inclusion”. Diversity and Inclusion are important focuses of employers today. The advantages commonly attributed to a diverse workforce cannot be attained by simply making a few strategic hires and implementing policies. There is a need for cultural change that not only benefits the traditionally underrepresented populations but also provides a better work environment for all employees. This presentation will explain and define diversity and inclusion and provide specific management strategies that can be employed to promote positive cultural change and attract/retain a diverse workforce.