Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day)
The California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE), was founded in 1967 as a technical support group for administrators of “vocational education programs” in the community colleges. As the California Community College mission changed, so has CCCAOE’s mission to become what is now recognized as the premier source of leadership and advocacy for career and workforce preparation. The core purpose of the organization is to strengthen communities and improve lives by preparing current and future generations for the workforce.
Our college climate surveys indicate the need to improve. The BOLD Center wants your support in creating a welcoming and inclusive climate for all students. Please join us, together with our partners from NCWIT, to learn about practical ways faculty and staff can contribute to a more inclusive college.
Wednesday, October 5th, 11:30am -1pm, Benson 380: Toward a More Inclusive College: Practical Ways You Can Help - CEAS Faculty & Staff: Join NCWIT's Catherine Ashcraft and Brad McClain for a workshop sharing the latest literature on implicit bias and inequity, as well as practical ways to combat these factors in the college and in the classroom. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day)
The 46th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. We welcome submissions related to educational issues in electrical and computer engineering, energy engineering, software engineering, computing and informatics, engineering design, and in other engineering disciplines. FIE 2016 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day)
The Symposium is a dialog between our speakers and audience. Together we capture the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in short powerful talks. Today, the impact of the commercial space industry exceeds all expectations. Its contractors, suppliers, government partners and entrepreneurs demonstrate broad, tangible added value to investors and taxpayers. It is the ongoing work of thousands of us, as we create demand for new space tech products and services that grow new markets.
Wednesday, October 12 from 3:30 - 4:30pm: WORK TEAMS-No Plan Survives First Contact:The good news is that when bias is made conscious, it can be mitigated through effective leadership and systematic creation of an inclusive company culture. Chair: Sandra H. Magnus, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Speakers: Brad McLain, Research Scientist, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Jonathan Firth, Executive Vice President, Spaceport & Program Manager, Virgin Galactic Jill Reckie, Director, Entrepreneurial Alliance and Pacesetters Program, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Melissa Sampson, ACES Deputy Program Manager, Advanced Programs & BLAST Facilitator, United Launch Alliance Doug Young, Vice President, Space Systems Resiliency, Northrop Grumman
Friday, Octopber 14 8am - 5PM at Spaceport America with new EA Member Virgin Galactic: SUMMIT on THE POWER OF INCLUSION. After many years of collaboration, VG’s Jonathan Firth and ISPCS Curator Pat Hynes saw a need for our industry to expand our behavior to devise ways that we can embrace together a more diverse and inclusive workforce. We created The SUMMIT to enable our industry to be a part of the intentional evolution in human work experience that values an inclusive workforce. Whether you are involved in a start-up or work in an established company, the challenges for work teams continue to evolve. We choose to view the challenges as opportunities to grow and continue to improve the way that we do business and interact with each other. We invite you to join us at this inaugural event and help us to be part of the solution. Join NCWIT's Jill Reckie and Brad McLain as collaborators for The Experience.
Friday October 14 12:45 – 3:30 pm: Workshop: Exploring Unconscious Bias: In this dynamic and interactive workshop, learn to realize unconscious bias exists within our society, our systems, and ourselves; recognize how bias emerges in the workplace as part of hiring, retaining, and advancing talent; respond effectively to unconscious bias with practical tools to promote inclusivity and improve innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in the work place. Informal presentations by: George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic and Sandy Magnus, Executive Director, AIAA
NCWIT will staff Booth #2103 in the GHC Career Fair throughout the duration of the conference where attendees can pick up swag and resources, and learn more about ways in which NCWIT can help their change-leading efforts.
Please join us for the NCWIT Recruiting Session at the 2016. This session will prepare technical recruiters to assess current recruiting and hiring practices and suggest inclusive, research-based approaches for attracting diverse talent. You'll be meeting lots of technical women at GHC who are looking for jobs. Let NCWIT help you connect with them and with Aspirations in Computing - the nation's largest network of high school and college technical women.
Join NCWIT's Lucy Sanders and Brad McLain join Latanya Sweeney, Professor, Harvard University, Tracy Camp, Professor, Colorado School of Mines, and Valerie Barr, Professor, Union College After a short primer on unconscious biases that exist in academia, to learn you how to become a “bias interruptor” in your classrooms, department meetings, and research labs, giving you time to practice your new skill with other attendees. Once you are familiar with being a human bias interrupter, we’ll turn to software. Yes, software also has biases which we’ll learn about in a tech talk. More information about the Academic Corner can be found here: http://ghc.anitaborg.org/2016-attend/conference-overview/academic-corner/.
Please join us for the NCWIT Member Reception at the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration! This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other NCWIT members in a cross-alliance setting. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
The 13th Annual sySTEMnow Conference welcomes more than 275 business, K-12, higher education and government representatives to focus on STEM talent development and education. Don't miss NCWIT's own Lucy Sanders' Luncheon Keynote. Register today.