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Co-sponsored by Dunwoody College of Technology and AIA Minnesota.

This virtual program is available at a DISCOUNTED price to help you reach the ETHICS requirement for renewing your Minnesota license by June 30, 2022.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
8:00 am to 10:00 am CST
AIA Members $40; NonMembers $60


Attend this virtual program and hear from four firms on strategies to reduce bias in order to have an ethical practice for hiring. The discussion will highlight: 

  • Best practices for establishing an equitable and transparent firm culture that is kept alive in a hybrid world.  
  • Standards to help those who work for you succeed, and ways for your firm to prevail through The Great Resignation.
  • Tips and resources to guide your firm – small, medium or large – towards an ethical practice of hiring and retaining employees.

Continuing education

2.0 LUs and 2.0 Ethics PDHs

Learning objectives

  1. Participants will learn how to expand their recruitment process to be more inclusive
  2. Participants will learn tips on how to identify and eliminate unconscious bias in the workplace
  3. Participants will be able to define ways to implement internal DEI initiatives/programs
  4. Participants will learn ways to help elevate their employees through mentoring and collaboration


Trevor Bullen, AIA, NOMA, is an award-winning architect with over 25 years of professional experience. As Dean of the School of Design at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, he leads the architecture, graphic design and interior design departments, with a focus on interdisciplinary and hands-on learning. From 2000 to 2016, he led a critically acclaimed architecture and planning studio on the island of Grenada, completing more than 30 built projects. The work of his firm has been published extensively in journals and books as well as being exhibited at the 2021 Architecture Biennale in Venice.

Robin Lang, Vice President of Human Resources for HGA, is focused on upholding the firm’s culture, mission and values across the firm’s eight national offices. Connecting with people at all levels – from C-suite to management to entry level positions – Robin listens and bridges voices to help shape the firm’s strategic agenda. She ensures top notch recruiting, training, and benefits standards to best serve the company and its employees – in turn ensuring excellence in our client services, performance, and growth.

Joel Peterson is the Associate Director of Human Resources at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), a global architectural design firm based in New York City.  For the last fifteen years, Joel has worked in the AEC industry where as an HR leader he helps build the people who build the buildings.  Beyond the office, Joel is an active member of the NYC SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) community, volunteers for the New York State Special Olympics and is a public speaker.

Shannon Rodriguez, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2005 and is the firm’s Human Resource Director & Office Services. With over 17 years of experience, she is responsible for performance management, mentoring and training programs, employee relations, recruiting, staffing, and benefits administration. Shannon is also responsible for the firm’s internship and scholarship programs providing opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds and has been instrumental in helping to establish FXCollaborative’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and is an advocate for all employees. She holds a Legal Studies degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director

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