Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) CommitteeGOVERNANCE
Committee Purpose, Scope And Documents
• Develop a society wide inclusivity infrastructure by establishing foundational systems, checkpoints, metrics, and behaviors that support the work of building more inclusive and equitable operations.
• Embrace D&I as drivers of staff and member satisfaction as well as organizational innovation, value, and growth.
• Nurture a culture of candor, trust, open communication, and compassion in order to address organizational vulnerabilities and further capitalize on innovative opportunities.
• Serve as a diversity, equity, inclusion and respect thought leader, advocate, and resource for staff, members, and volunteers, while tapping into the global collective D&I knowledge and experience of our Society members and industry partners.
• Recommend, and help establish/execute on programs, services, research, approaches and strategies that will help IES better leverage DEIR as a competitive advantage; develop paths for leaders, future members and partners; and lead the lighting industry profession of the future.
• Cultivate and oversee the creation of DEIR content, including language best practices, as well as protocols for content dissemination across various constituencies.
• Identify standards, best practices, and related frameworks governing D&I globally, including:
o Systems to provide opportunities for self‐identification in data collection
o Protocols for education, development, and implementation of the DEIR lens, specifically during the onboarding process for staff, members, and volunteers
o Procedures for measurement of data to evaluate causation, correlation and progress
• Identify and nurture meaningful and valuable partnerships with appropriate organizations
• Identify channels and opportunities for articles, blogs, and posts on this topic within IES and with partner organizations
• Develop and manage a virtual community(ies) around diversity, inclusion, and equity to drive member engagement and communication in a safe environment
• Support relevant existing IES programs, events, and publications with a DEIR lens for improving messaging, materials, and opportunities for staff, members, and volunteers.
• Recommend to IES Board of Directors and Staff Liaison approaches to identify future potential volunteer leaders in underrepresented groups within IES current membership for sections, committees, and board positions.
• Participate in educational opportunities at all levels of the Society as DEIR subject‐matter experts at IES, IES‐sponsored, IES‐section, and non‐IES events
• Identify potential research topics within our industry and participate in research around DEIR issues
Committee Chair – – Peter Hugh
- Alana Shepherd
- Edward Bartholomew
- Mariel Taviana Acevedo
- Bernadette Boudreaux
- Elizabeth Williams
Advisory Members (Non-Voting)
Advisory Panel Liaisons
- Cheryl R. English
- Susanne Seitinger
- James H. Potts
- Jennifer Jaques