Professional Development

Brown Bag Lunch, 4/6 – Inclusive Communications

Please join us for an informal discussion at the DiversifyIT brown-bag lunch on Tuesday, April 6, at noon. It will be hosted by Cara Bonnett. The topic of the discussion will be inclusive communication. A few questions to consider: *   What does inclusive communication look like? *   How do we ensure inclusive communication with colleagues, on …

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What does it take to be a good mentor?

Do you have a mentor? What does it take to be a good mentor? What do we think of when we think about mentoring?   These questions provided grounds for discussion yesterday afternoon during DiversifyIT’s Brown Bag Lunch hosted by Kirk Rouser. More than 50 attended, bringing ideas on what makes a mentoring relationship successful. …

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BrownBag Lunch, 3/10 – Mentorship

Please join the DiversifyIT Community for an informal discussion during the DiversifyIT Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, March 10 at noon. It will be hosted by Kirk Rouser. The topic of the discussion will be Mentorship. *   Do you have a mentor? Are you mentoring someone now? *   What does successful mentoring look like? *   What makes …

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What would we DO?

Our headliner event for 2017-2018, “What would we DO?” was a great success! We met at the Full Frame theater at American Tobacco Campus. We had about 60 people who watched skits, discussed them, and then discussed how to change them.  One sketch had an employee being loudly upset when a colleague with a gender-neutral …

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Duke IT Intern Interview Training

At Duke, IT leaders are making a concerted effort to recruit and develop diverse IT talent as part of a new internship program in the university’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).  This summer, the DiversifyIT group helped facilitate an interviewing skills training workshop for the interns.  The workshop included tips and tricks for interview preparation, …

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