| Exploring Commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts: From Values to Actions|
|Sunday, May 28, 2023|
|9:00 AM–9:50 AM |
|Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D-G|
|Area: CSS; Domain: Service Delivery|
|CE Instructor: Gabrielle Indah Torres, M.S.|
|Chair: Gabrielle Indah Torres (Autism Aid Foundation / Find Your Balance LLC / Capella University )|
|ELIZABETH M. MATTHEWS (EMG Consulting)|
|JESSICA BELOKAS (State Chapter)|
|KATIE WOLFE (University of South Carolina)|
Organizations may commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, but getting from a simple commitment to real actions takes work. This panel consisting of behavior analysis state chapter leaders will explore what it takes to truly commit to actions rooted in increasing diversity, expanding inclusion, and fostering equity beyond a simple addition to their mission statement. Based on your questions, our chair, who serves as the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Coordinator for District ABA, will lead us through a conversation with chapter leaders from Arizona, South Carolina and Virginia, that will explore steps taken, successes achieved, road bumps encountered, strategies considered, future plans, and what behavior analytic principles helped guide their way. If you have considered diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, do not miss this opportunity to learn from others who have already started creating organizations rooted in values and committed actions to create diverse and inclusive communities that create paths of equity in our field.
|Instruction Level: Intermediate|
|Target Audience: |
Behavior analysts with at least 1-2 year of experience and who are in, or moving into, leadership positions within their organizations.
|Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Understand the importance of including diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organization’s framework 2) Identify the importance of establishing organizational values that can drive committed actions towards increased diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural responsiveness 3) Create a systematic plan for the introduction of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into their organization|
|Keyword(s): committed actions, equity, inclusion, values|