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EMBRACING DIVERSITY FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY, WORKPLACE HEALTH, WELL BEING ........... NOT QUOTAS

SSSI Young Professionals: National Career Development Series Webinar

Event Code: SSSIYP105 CPD: TBC

Aim: To present “diversity” as an essential part of highly effective, productive and successful workplaces, and provide directions for how early and mid-career professionals can implement actions to ensure diversity is recognised, valued and built in your workplace, and accepted as a key part of professional practice and successful business.

Questions Addressed:

- What is diversity and what is equity?

- Why do we need to recognise and act to build and maintain diversity?

- What is the value of diversity to a business, government, NGO or research organisation?

- How can you assess diversity, recognise the need for change and act to enable positive changes for diversity?

Format:

The webinar will be presented as a discussion between Dr Joyce and Professor Phinn, where they will draw on their experiences and recognised biases, along with the successes and fails on tackling diversity issues in multiple workplaces. This will include targeted questions and discussion with the audience.

1. Introduction to the talk, aims and what we want everyone to walk away with at the end.

2. Karen and Stuart will outline their backgrounds and where they have worked, along with the bias/privilege associated with their positions.

3. Discussion to cover the following points:

o Meanings of “diversity” and “equity”

o Why do we need to recognise diversity and act if we don’t have a “diverse” workplace, event, committee etc…?

o The value of a “diverse” workforce or any decision making body to the organisation, business and society?

o How can you recognise and assess diversity and how do you know if something is not “diverse” enough and how can you fix it ?

4. Concluding Remarks: Advice to early and mid-career professionals who will soon lead and manage, or already do, on how to build on effective practice and enable development of a diverse, inclusive and productive work environment.

Speakers:

Dr Karen Joyce

Karen is a senior lecturer in remote sensing and spatial science at James Cook University in Cairns. Her primary area of interest is in creating, applying and automating remote sensing tools for environmental monitoring and management problems. While the environmental target may vary from marine and coastal through to savanna ecosystems, Karen's common approach is to optimise models for rapid quantitative information extraction and communication purposes. She is also having a lot of fun these days with She Maps - an initiative designed to encourage more women and girls to engage in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through geospatial and drone technology.

Professor Stuart Phinn

Stuart is a professor of Geography at the University of Queensland where he teaches remote sensing and directs the Remote Sensing Research Centre www.rsrc.org.au , which includes programs recognised as world’s best practice, to support government agencies across Australia using EO data www.jrsrp.org.au. Stuart’s research and teaching interests use airborne and satellite data sets for measuring and monitoring environmental changes and publishing/sharing ecosystem data. This work is done in collaboration with other environmental scientists, government environmental management agencies, NGO’s and private companies. Most recently he chaired the Committee that produced Australia’s first Earth Observation Community Plan – 2026www.eoa.org.au . He publishes extensively with his collaborators. A large part of this work also involves training the next generation of scientists and managers who effectively use remote sensing.


NOTE as the presenters are QLD-based the times shown for this webinar are AEST (as QLD along with NT & WA does not have daylight saving) not AEDT.

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