Building Toward Belonging: Implicit Bias Training begins May 2

April 26, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

To build a more compassionate and inclusive culture, we are launching a new educational program beginning May 2.

Building Toward Belonging: Michigan Medicine Implicit Bias Training (LARA Compliant) is our first step of a continuous curriculum to educate our community on why inclusion matters, identify ways to serve as an ally to others, and teach strategies for reducing bias in our decision making and our daily work.

The course meets new guidelines of the mandatory LARA Implicit Bias Training while also supporting the BASE strategic priority of Belonging, and the Michigan Medicine strategic initiative of diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, this course is AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ approved. Participants of this training will be able to claim CME credits through the Office of Continuing Medical Education & Lifelong Learning and MiCME.

The program consists of three one-hour modules. All faculty, staff and learners will be required to complete one hour of the training. One hour of this program will also fulfill the LARA requirement for health care professionals currently licensed at Michigan Medicine. Newly licensed faculty and staff will need to complete two hours of training before their first-year license expires.

In addition to these requirements, all faculty, staff and learners are welcome to take all three modules at any time. To register and enroll in an available course, visit the Building Toward Belonging OHEI website, which also includes a list of frequently asked questions. Large teams or units with 50 or more employees may be eligible to take the course as a team. To be considered for this option, supervisors must submit a unit request form online. For further information, you can contact your supervisor or email

We thank you in advance for participating in this learning opportunity and committing to building a more inclusive work environment for all of us. Together, we can improve the Michigan Medicine climate as we advance health to serve Michigan and the world.


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