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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Sept 30 – The Need for Whole Engineers

Five years ago, I (Pamela Rogalski) was working as an industry engineer, managing risk, and only considering community impact in volunteer work and over beers after the end of the end of the work day. I saw a growing need to integrate community impact work and engineering design work and co-founded a community of professional working at the cutting edge of this emerging practice.

I look forward to chatting with you about the industry’s need for whole engineers, that is, engineers who have the skills to act with integrity regarding their holistic impact on communities. This need is fundamentally driven by the increasing requirement for social licence to operate, the industry term for gaining community permission to undergo a project. A loss of social licence can result in popular protest and may cause the end of a project; there is a growing need to manage this project risk with integrity.

About Engineering Leadership Council

The Engineering Leadership Council has grown to be North America`s foremost community of professionals considering and improving the impact their work has on communities. Community members are supported with examples and training of best practices, and coaching on how to implement them successfully in their work.

Join Pamela Rogalski (@eng_leadership) on Wednesday, September 30 from 8 – 9 pm EST, in discussing how this community is engaging industry needs and an exciting new announcement about Earth Charter City endorsed curriculum development and co-op work placement programs.

You can learn more about ELC at

How to Twitter Chat

If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, don’t worry; it’s very easy! First, get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, and log in. At 8 PM ET on Wednesday go to and type #BigBeacon into the search box on Twitter. Thereafter all the tweets with the hashtag #BigBeacon will show up on your Twitter page. To participate, simply express your opinion by sending a tweet, and be sure to append the hashtag #BigBeacon so other members of the Twitter Chat see you are posting. Alternatively, automate the hashtag search and append feature by using the free service Tchat at



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