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FREE Webinar - ​Belonging: Leadership When Guiding Through Transition
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
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​Belonging: Leadership When Guiding Through Transition

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (ET)

Location: Zoom

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Have you wanted to expand your professional network? Do you want to become a leader in the environmental professions? NOW is your opportunity. Listen to NAEP’s free informational webinar “Belonging: Leadership When Guiding Through Transition” to learn more about leadership opportunities, to hear three fascinating personal career stories, and to discuss the value of getting involved and staying involved with NAEP, its affiliated Chapters, and other environmental professional associations.

For this month’s webinar our unique career storytellers include Baton Rouge native Asti Davis who works at the intersection of law and environmental justice with a focus on green economies, social justice, urban forestry and policymaking. She believes her work in environmental justice is an integral component of the continuing civil rights movement. Asti also runs a social media platform called Environista to help spread awareness of legal and social justice issues.

Latisia Hall-Cannon from Syracuse is a Program Quality Engineering Manager and Syracuse Site Diversity & Inclusion Lead with Lockheed Martin. She is well versed in listening and communicating to resolve business conflicts. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and the importance of all people growing in areas of leadership. Latisia also runs a social media platform for social, cultural, and educational events in and around Syracuse. She hosts two series, “WOKE Wednesday” and “The WOKE Lifestyle,” that give exposure to new ideas on how to build up urban communities and celebrate our collective cultures.

Our third career storyteller is Ali H. Mir, Vice President and West Region Planning Director of STV, Inc. Ali has led NEPA/CEQA environmental clearances for community planning projects, residential and retail development projects, educational institution projects, and bus and rail transit projects in California and Oregon. Ali served as the Director of Muslim Student Life at the University of Southern California (USC) for five years and currently serves as American Planning Association-Los Angeles Section’s Equity Director. Ali is currently leading the development of a Gender Action Plan for LA Metro.

This webinar will be moderated by Ron Deverman, NAEP Past President and NAEP Fellow. Join us on Thursday, April 29th at noon – 1:30pm PT; 3-4:30pm ET for this informative, enlightening webinar on leadership and belonging.

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This Leadership Webinar is complementary, however, Zoom registration is required. Please register below. After registering through Zoom you will receive the Zoom login information for the webinar.

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Value Statement:

As environmental professionals, this webinar will make you better informed, more aware, and help you expand and more effectively support your professional network and the diversity of that network. Webinar participants will learn, through the shared insights and unique perspectives of our three career speakers, how important it is to bring equity solutions to your workplaces, your professional associations like NAEP and its local chapters, and to continually make a conscious effort for lasting change in the areas of social justice and inclusion.

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Speakers:

Asti Davis from Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge native Asti Davis works at the intersection of law and environmental justice with a focus on green economies, environmental justice, urban forestry and agriculture, and policymaking. She believes her work in environmental justice is an integral component of the continuing civil rights movement. Previously Asti served at the Arbor Day Foundation, Green For All, and WE Act. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dillard University and a juris doctorate from Loyola University of New Orleans. Asti also runs a social media platform on Instagram called Environista to help spread awareness of legal and social justice issues.


Latisia Hall-Cannon from Syracuse
Latisia Hall-Cannon is a Program Quality Engineering Manager and Syracuse Site Diversity & Inclusion Lead with Lockheed Martin with over 12 years of technical experience within the Biopharma industry. She is well versed in listening and communicating to resolve business pain. She seeks to generate innovative solutions to enhance productivity and implement efficiencies across departments and organizations through lean methodology, a culture of authenticity and multi-perspective team-based inclusion. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and growing in areas of leadership, people management, business operations and much more! Latisia also runs a media platform that serves as the go-to source of information for social, cultural, and educational events in and around Syracuse.  She hosts two social media series, “WOKE Wednesday” and “The WOKE Lifestyle,” that give exposure to new ideas that build up the urban community and celebrate our collective cultures.

Ali Mir from LA
Ali H. Mir is Vice President and West Region Planning Director of STV, Inc.  Ali has led planning studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) clearances for planning projects (general plans, specific plans, community plans), development projects (residential, retail, sports/entertainment), education (K-12, colleges/universities), and transit (bus, light rail, streetcar, subway, commuter rail, high-speed rail) projects in California and Oregon.  Ali served as the Director of Muslim Student Life at the University of Southern California (USC) for five years and currently serves as American Planning Association-Los Angeles Section’s Equity Director.  Ali earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management, and Planning with an emphasis in Urban Design from USC.

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