Achieving Workplace Equity: Strategies for Moving from Awareness to Power Shift - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
This session explores how workplace culture affects workplace equity and the need to shift beyond equity awareness towards fostering more professional growth opportunities for women and people of color. Whether you're a manager/principal or early in your career, you'll learn about success stories and specific strategies tailored for landscape architecture.
- Become familiar with current research about what employees most value in the workplace and the reasons why people stay with or leave jobs.
- Examine demographic data for different stages in the landscape architecture career pipeline, and learn how your organization compares to the profession as a whole.
- Assess your own workplace to understand where you are on the Workplace Equity continuum, from awareness to power shift, as a baseline for taking action.
- Explore professional development strategies and success stories to apply to your own workplace and career journey, whether you are an employee, a manager, or a founder.
Lauren Schmitt, ASLA, AICP
Lauren Schmitt, landscape architect and planner, is a visionary and strategic capacity builder and impact driver who has worked across the United States involving communities in planning and design for parks, recreation, trails and public lands for more than 20 years. She is an intuitive process designer who creates participatory experiences that engage stakeholders and community members with an inclusive approach. to planning and design. As a leader, she cultivates organizations, firms and individuals to reach their highest possible professional development potential; linking talent to strengths and professional growth pathways.
Monique Bassey, ASLA
2021-2022 Marie M. Bickham Chair
Louisiana State University
Monique Bassey is the 2021-2022 Marie M. Bickham Chair in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. Monique teaches both graduate and undergraduate design studios with a focus on environmental and social justice as well as landscape technology courses on grading, and materials and methods. She serves on the ASLA Northern California Chapter Executive Committee as the President-Elect and Chair of the CA Chapter’s Emerging Professionals and Student Chapter Committee. Monique holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.
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