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Guides for Equitable Practice: Intercultural Competence, Pt. 2

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Join the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) for a facilitated conversation on Intercultural Competence, the first chapter of the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice. This session will be equal parts presentation and discussion.

Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA
senior associate, Arrowstreet
member, AIA Equity in Architecture Commission

This session is the second of two sessions on Intercultural Competence. Guides for Equitable Practice: Intercultural Competence, Part 1, took place on Tuesday, June 30.

The AIA Guides for Equitable Practice, done in partnership with the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota, and the American Institute of Architects’ Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee (EQFA), are a vital part of AIA’s long-term commitment to lead efforts that ensure the profession of architecture is as diverse as the nation we serve.

These guides are meant to help you make the business and professional case for ensuring that your organization meets the career development, professional environment, and cultural awareness expectations of current and future employees and clients.

Each chapter includes real-world-derived best practices, relevant research, and other tools to help you address a variety of employment and personnel issues about equity, diversity, and inclusion. Each guide begins with a baseline explanation of its topic, conveying the knowledge and language required to have meaningful conversations with individuals at any level of your firm.

Interested in this program? Consider joining the BSA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Knowledge Community.