New workshop: Facilitating conversations for an anti-racist workplace

May 14, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This workshop is open to faculty and staff who are managers and supervisors.

In this session, managers and supervisors will learn and practice an approach to use a guiding template for facilitating 15-minute anti-racism discussions with their team. We will also share a plan on how to begin conversations on sensitive topics and view a conversation in action.

You will learn to:

  • Strengthen facilitation skills for short discussion
  • Advance self-confidence as a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) discussion facilitator
  • Leverage existing content and templates to promote robust discussions

You will benefit by:

  • Improving facilitation skills that support brief discussions on sensitive topics
  • Learning how to create an inclusive, safe environment for discussions
  • Having a plan for what you’ll do if tensions arise

This workshop is facilitated by the Advocacy and Professional Development subcommittee of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC).

Session Dates (only need to attend once):

June 8: Noon – 1 p.m.
June 17: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
June 21: Noon – 1 p.m.
June 22: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

All sessions will be held on Zoom

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development but is open to all Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at