PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The DEI Certificate Program is a new initiative from the SOM Office of Inclusive Excellence in support of the 2019 SOM Strategic Plan to foster an inclusive workplace environment. The program’s curriculum offers workshops and trainings designed to broaden awareness about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics among the SOM faculty/staff and deepen engagement with and between individuals in the SOM at all levels – from patients to leadership. The workshops offered as part of the certificate program address a broad array of DEI topics, including those related to race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, culture and religion, socioeconomic status, and more.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
To earn the SOM DEI Certificate, program participants must complete six approved DEI offerings (2 required and 4 elective workshops). Workshops will be offered on a rotating basis (2-3 per semester) and we anticipate that it will take at least 3 semesters to complete the certificate requirements.

Two workshops will be requirements for certificate completion:

  1. Unconscious Bias – This workshop explores unintended/implicit bias and introduces foundational concepts that are necessary to additional engagement with DEI-related topics and issues. This workshop will be offered monthly throughout the year, and is strongly recommended to be first training that participants attend.
  2. Respecting All – This workshop explores biased behavior prevalent in the SOM and responses to these acts of disrespect and discrimination. The workshop will be offered 1-2 times per year.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
This program is for SOM faculty and staff. Individuals within the SOM should take advantage of this program as a means to learn about DEI topics and to build inclusion into your department/unit and across the institution.

School of Medicine educational leaders (including course directors) participating in this program in order to enhance the learning environment, please contact Stephanie Brown for additional information.

ENROLLMENT
Online enrollment for the DEI Certificate Program is available to UNC SOM faculty and staff via this link – https://forms.gle/duvWTkhm8PiEviwW9

2020 TRAININGS SCHEDULE

Workshop Title Description Date and Registration link
Unconscious Bias Explores unintended/implicit bias and introduces foundational concepts that are necessary to additional engagement with DEI-related topics and issues. This workshop will be offered monthly throughout the year, and is strongly recommended to be first training that participants attend. July 7, 2020, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm – Register Here

 

July 16, 2020, 9:00 am – 11:30 am – Register Here

 

August 24, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Register Here

 

September 17, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Register Here

 

September 28, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Register Here

UndocuCarolina Health Professions Training This training uses interactive workshop techniques to familiarize participants with federal and state laws and University policies that affect undocumented individuals and their families; teaches attendees to identify and make a commitment to immigrant-sensitive language; and makes allies aware of resources available on campus and in the community for undocumented individuals, allowing them to leave with some knowledge of how they can support undocumented members of the Carolina community. This event has been cancelled. We will reschedule the workshop for the fall. 
Health Care Safe Zone Training Health Care Safe Zone is a four-hour alternative to Standard Safe Zone that similarly introduces concepts, terminology, and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.The curriculum also covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources, and common health professional scenarios, along with a terminology primer and strategies for allyship. This training is intended to address concerns particular to Health Care professionals. September 15, 9 am-1 pm – Register Here

ELECTIVE COURSES PREVIOUSLY OFFERED THROUGH THE DEI CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  • “Can We Talk about Race?” at the Ackland Museum (Oct 2019)
  • Poverty Simulation (October 2019)
  • Health Care Safe Zone (January 2020)

ADDITIONAL COURSES ACCEPTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEI CERTIFICATE

  • Racial Equity Institution Phase 1 or Phase 2 Training (2 day training)
  • Safe Zone

CONTACT

For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Brown.