Engineers and Geoscientists BC

New Guide for Inclusive Practices

Posted on May 19, 2023
New Guide for Inclusive Practices

The Guide to Inclusive Practices is a new resource that provides direction for volunteers, registrants and Engineers and Geoscientists BC staff in building and maintaining inclusive working environments.

The Guide to Inclusive Practices, developed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC, covers a range of topics that can be applied to work and volunteer environments and in general areas of professional practice.

The guide includes:

  • Inclusive meeting facilitation;
  • Inclusive presentations;
  • Inclusive mentorship;
  • Use of pronouns; and
  • Land acknowledgements.

Each section can be reviewed as a stand-alone resource. The sections include high-level summary points and links to additional materials.

The organization has also developed single-page resources that list the core concepts for quick reference. The idea is to use what is relevant for your role. These resources highlight many easy-to-implement practices. For example, the section on inclusive meeting facilitation highlights practices such as welcoming participants by their name to meetings, providing different ways for people to participate, and facilitating balanced conversations.

The Guide to Inclusive Practices and accompanying core concept resources are now available. The new guide is part of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Learn more about EDI on the website.

Original publish date: May 4, 2023