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Training and Development Opportunities

As part of VUMC's strategy to make diversity and inclusion intentional, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion has developed a four-part Cultural Competency and Unconscious Bias curriculum.

Read more about each type of training offered below. 

Course/Presentation Title Topics/Details Format/Delivery Audience
Introductory Workshop: Blind Spots and Unconscious Bias
  • Blind spots in the human brain
  • Pervasive nature of unconscious bias
  • Situations where unconscious bias can produce undesirable outcomes
  • Strategies to reduce or mitigate unconscious bias in the workplace
  • One-hour, in-person presentation
  • Complete form below to request.
All VUMC (faculty, staff, house staff, clinicians, or non-clinical)
Quality Interactions modules
  • Case-based cross-cultural healthcare, using person and family-centered approach
  • Real-life scenarios ask learner to solve cultural problems, then provide feedback.
  • Overview module + supplemental skill tests based on clinical care scenarios
Frontline patient care employees in Adult and Children's hospitals
VUMC Unconscious Bias Training Workshop
  • Recognize personal unconscious biases.
  • Practice strategies to mitigate biases and create systemic change.
All VUMC faculty and staff who manage or hire others
Custom group training
  • Ongoing opportunities to assist groups or individuals with unconscious bias or cultural competency
  • Varies according to group need.
  • Complete form below to request.

All VUMC (faculty, staff, house staff, clinicians, or non-clinical)

To request diversity and inclusion training, please complete the form below. 

Your Name: 

Your Department: 

Preferred contact phone number/email address: 

Training Format Requested (if unsure, choose "Unsure"): 

If you have chosen "custom" or "unsure" above, please provide us with some context or reasons for requesting training. This will help us determine which training solution(s) are most appropriate for your needs.

Thank you for submitting your request. The Office for Diversity & Inclusion will review the request and reply as soon as possible.