Professional Development Training
Committed to Inclusion

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion provides training, professional development and networking opportunities for Michigan Medicine staff, faculty, house officers and fellows, as well as training for members of the local community. To learn more about our programs, please email the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion or call us at 734-764-8185.

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Implicit Bias Training
Building Toward Belonging
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For U-M Faculty & Staff

The Building Toward Belonging: Michigan Medicine Implicit Bias Training (LARA Compliant) serves as the foundation for a continuous curriculum to help us evolve into a more respectful and inclusive academic medical center. This mandatory training is our first step in developing a continuous curriculum to educate our community on why inclusion matters, identify key allyship behaviors that reduce the influence of implicit bias in decision-making, and integrate strategies for mitigating bias in our daily work.

Implicit Bias Training for Michigan Medicine
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For Community Members

To build a more compassionate and inclusive culture, Michigan Medicine’s Office for Health Equity and Inclusion has launched Building Toward Belonging: Implicit Bias Training (LARA compliant). We are excited to share this 1-hour, live course with healthcare workers employed outside of the University of Michigan. This course is intended 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 daily work.

Implicit Bias Training for Community Members
More Professional Development
Overhead photo of an individual standing in the middle of a crowd of commuters Bystander Intervention Training

Course learning objectives:

  • Receive a brief review of the Bystander Effect 
  • Identify factors that prevent interventions and strategies for intervening  
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities for intervening in a work environment 
  • Identify ways to apply the 5 D’s (Direct, Delay, Delegate, Distract, and Document) to interventions  
Interviewer reading a resume during an interview Michigan Medicine Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Course learning objectives:

  • Consider the context in which we are making hiring decisions
  • Identify how bias can influence the hiring process
  • Discuss how we can practice more conscious awareness and mitigate unintended biases in our hiring processes, particularly in a virtual interviewing environment
LGBTQ+ individual speaking with a physician LGBTQIA+ Awareness & Inclusion

Course learning objectives:  

  • Understand LGBTQIA+ terminology and concepts related to gender identity, gender expression, and attractionality
  • Increase awareness and importance of respecting names and pronouns  
  • Identify practices for LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and support
  • Discuss next steps from a learning, engagement, and allyship context
Meet Our Trainers

Nathan Hanke

Professional Development and Inclusion Manager

Stacey Nguyen

Program Manager for Professional Development and Inclusion

Blaire Tinker

Special Programs Manager for Professional Development and Inclusion

Ashli Wilson

Program Manager for Professional Development and Inclusion

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