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Lab to host Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

On October 24 and 25, Ames Laboratory will be hosting the Third Annual National Laboratory Directors’ Council (NLDC) Diversity and Inclusion Workshop. Participants will include laboratory directors, human resource directors, and diversity & inclusion managers from each of the 17 national laboratories. Other guests will include members from the DOE Chicago site office, DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, and Iowa State University. The NLDC board members unanimously agreed to focus on inclusion with a deeper lens, with Lee Mun Wah and Dr. Maura Cullen delivering keynote addresses relative to the topic of inclusion.

Ames Laboratory employees are invited to attend the keynote program titled “Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: 10 Skills to Increase Your Diversity and Inclusion Competence” by Dr. Maura Cullen on October 25 at 10.30 a.m. in 301 Spedding.

We know individuals often make statements intended to be supportive or complimentary to others, but these can end up being problematic. Employees will gain a higher level of knowledge and understanding of how to address and avoid communication traps associated with Diversity and Inclusion, and what tools to use in their place.

The program is being funded through the Women’s and Diversity Grant Program at Iowa State University, which is managed by the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Office. Please RSVP to to ensure adequate seating. Participation is highly encouraged.