Continuing Education Industry Partners

Dunwoody partnering with AIA Minnesota on
upcoming Continuing Education Course

Topic: The Importance of Ethics in Recruitment and Retention: Eliminating Bias and Promoting Equity

This June, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota along with Dunwoody College of Technology’s School of Design will be hosting a virtual program around ethics and equity as part of its continuing education program.

The session, “The Importance of Ethics in Recruitment and Retention: Eliminating Bias and Promoting Equity,” will include representatives from four firms who will speak 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.


  • Trevor Bullen, AIA, NOMA, Dean, School of Design, Dunwoody College of Technology; previously Senior Associate and Director of Operations at Snow Kreilich Architects
  • Robin Lang, Vice President of Human Resources, HGA
  • Joel Peterson, Director, Human Resources, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
  • Shannon Rodriguez, Director of HR and Office Services, FX Collaborative

Registration is now open for this 8-10 a.m. session on Wednesday, June 8 and is available at a DISCOUNTED price to help architects reach the ETHICS requirement for renewing their Minnesota license by June 30, 2022. Cost is $40 for AIA Members; and $60 for NonMembers.

Attendees will receive 2.0 LUs and 2.0 Ethics PDHs toward their continuing education requirements.

Learning objectives will include:

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

For questions about the session, contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director at

Click here to register.