EDI: Something, Somewhere

Over the last several months and years I, like many of you, have been engaged in a variety of EDI activities undertaken by a number of organizations. (For myself this includes my own firm, Clark Nexsen, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Arts, Virginia Sea Grant, the Greater Norfolk Corporation, the Virginia Beach City Public School System, and AIA Virginia).

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Thoughts on Hiring an EDI Consultant

Paul R. Battaglia, AIA, a principal at Clark Nexsen and the current chair of the AIA Virginia J.E.D.I. Committee recently interviewed fellow J.E.D.I. committee member Mia Gilliam, Assoc AIA, who is also the chairperson of the DEI Resource Group (DEIRG) at Wiley|Wilson about the firm’s experience selecting and hiring a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultant. The firm has retained the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), based in Richmond, Va., to assist in their efforts.

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