2020 Keynote, Workshops, and Training Sessions
October 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
There’s a lot of noise in our world today - a lot of voices from a lot of directions, telling us who to listen to, what to think, and how to act. We’re going to try to cut through some of that noise. In this session, we’ll work to disrupt any misinformation about diversity, inclusion, and privilege. We’ll talk about what these words actually mean, and what they don’t, and will work together to find out what they mean to us. You can expect to have an opportunity to align your thinking around these terms in productive ways, and to connect these ideas to how you do your job every day, and who you do it with.
"Practical Inclusive Strategies to Implement in the Classroom and the Flight Deck"
November 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
We live in a society that nurtures and maintains stereotypes, we all carry worlds in our heads, and those worlds are decidedly different. As leaders and teachers, we set out to teach, but how can we reach others' worlds when we do not even know they exist? Power plays a critical role in our society and our educational system. Privileged positions are taken as the only reality, while the worldviews of those less powerful are dismissed as inconsequential. How do we step outside of ourselves to allow the perspectives of others to filter in?
This session will include strategies to motivate others to create plans and implement new strategies at their institutions, whether they be Aviation educational institutions or industry that foster an inclusive mindset to encourage an equitable culture.
"Improving Retention of Minority Women in Aviation Higher Education: Exploring Students’ Needs and Wants to Succeed & The Role of Faculty in Providing Academic Support"
November 9, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eugene Kim & Jorge Albelo
Despite the increased awareness of gender and race equality movements, today's minority women in aviation are still underrepresented. This training session is a two-part presentation. Two qualitative research findings will be discussed, followed by a practical application discussion on possible strategies to improve minority women's retention in aviation degrees. The objectives are: (1) to raise awareness for equality of race and gender in aviation higher education institutions; (2) explore the needs and wants that could lead to academic success for minority women; (3) reaffirm the importance of faculty's academic support to first-year female students.
“Where do we go now: The Future of Diversity Efforts in the Aviation Industry”
November 13, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Panel Discussion with representatives from Women in Aviation, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, the National Gay Pilots Association, among others.
Join us as we close this year’s conference with a panel discussion about how we continue to move diversity, inclusion, and equity forward in these challenging times. We know there is a continuing need for focus and attention on these matters- particularly thinking about how industry and organizations are putting in place policies that address concerns around social justice and are anti-racist. Hear from individuals with the first-hand experience of developing, implementing, and managing efforts to diversify the field.