Workshop: Workplace Civility and Fostering a Culture of Respectful Dialogue – the COVID-19 Conversations

March 18, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on all facets of life and placed particular strain on those who work in health care. Conversations surrounding COVID-19 have become uniquely politicized and polarized even within our hospital workplace. This workshop will create a space to process the feelings generated by the pandemic, clarify the vaccine mandates within our community, and help attendees develop strategies to approach difficult conversations regarding COVID-19.

Workshop Objectives

  • Clarification of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates and examining distrust of the mandates
  • Shifting attitudes from frustration to curiosity: discussing strategies for fostering civility and respectful dialogue
  • Acknowledging the toll the pandemic has taken on our personal and work lives, including workplace frustration and compassion fatigue

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 19

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

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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