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U15A·WEPAN Workshop: Men Allies For Gender Equity
Workshop WEPAN
Sun. April 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Jefferson, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

Ticketed event: WEPAN Workshop C- Member - $175.00
WEPAN Workshop C - Non Member Rate - $225.00
Speaker: Dr. Roger A. Green, North Dakota State University

This interactive workshop encourages and equips men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. To begin, we highlight data on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women as well as the importance of institutional climate. Next, we present an overview of recent literature that helps explain why and how gender inequity occurs. Lastly, we introduce and develop concepts, vocabulary, actions, and practical skills to promote gender equity. The workshop is structured as an interactive conversation, with opportunities to learn, ask questions, and practice skills through scenario-based exercises. This workshop will be led by Dr. Roger Green, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Dakota State University, who has conducted Ally Workshops at universities throughout the country since 2009. Please note that registration for this pre-conference workshop is restricted to those who identify as male. The similar “Gender and Higher Education: Exploring Women’s Experiences” session is available for those identifying as women.

Purpose: To help men become effective proponents of gender equity.

Learning Goals: Workshop participants will:
• understand the context of gender inequity in academia, with particular emphasis on engineering
• be introduced to relevant concepts and literature, including unconscious bias and male privilege
• learn how to get started as an Ally, including individual actions for Allies
• use scenarios to practice Ally skills
• obtain resources to assist personal development and/or establish Advocates and Allies programs

Materials: Workshop attendees will receive the Ally Workshop presentation slides (electronic format) and handouts (printed and electronic formats).

Activities: Activities include presentation of materials, small group scenarios, development of individual actions, and open question-and-answer opportunities.

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