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Inclusion Plan Best Practices Workshop

November 1–2, 2022

Inclusion Plan Best Practices Workshop

November 1–2, 2022

We are happy to announce the virtual Inclusion Plan Best Practices Workshop scheduled for November 1–2, 2022, 1:00–3:00 p.m. EDT each day.

Purpose and Scope

Inclusion is one of NASA’s core values, and one of the agency’s highest priorities is moving toward an increasingly diverse and inclusive workforce that fully engages varied talents, ideas, and perspectives. Many programs within NASA’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) are now requiring proposers to contain an inclusion plan that outlines how the team will work against barriers to create and sustain inclusive work environments and how the team will equip members in such a way that they can go on to lead and contribute to other teams that are diverse and inclusive. As a result, in coordination with social scientists, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is hosting this Inclusion Plan Best Practices Workshop to discuss best practices to consider when creating and maintaining inclusive teams. Topics will include common barriers to inclusive working environments; recruitment best practices; understanding the distinction between inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility; and more.

The goal of this workshop is to provide proposers with some background and tools needed to be active participants in creating and maintaining inclusive work environments. This workshop is open to any member of the science community and may be of particular interest to those writing ROSES or mission proposals requiring inclusion plans. Registration fees are not being collected for this workshop, but registration is required.

Code of Conduct

USRA/LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion, or other protected status. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. USRA/LPI expects that all participants will abide by this Code of Conduct, creating an environment free from harassment, discrimination, disruption, incivility, or violence of any kind. We expect participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior. Report issues, concerns, or violations of this Code of Conduct directly to USRA/LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct. The full USRA/LPI Code of Conduct can be found here.

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