Education Opportunities at Jefferson
The conversation are the opportunity for everyone at the institution to share our opinions and concerns on topics that might be uncomfortable, but necessary to acknowledge, discuss and address. The Bold Relevant Authentic Valuable Educational (B.R.A.V.E.) conversations are an immersion experience designed to compel thoughtful and productive dialogue. They provide the ability to share one’s personal opinions, fears and concerns in a safe and respectful setting.
“Let’s Talk” is a workshop series that opens the opportunity for conversation on any inclusion and diversity topic. Each workshop is designed to address the educational and awareness needs of the Jefferson Enterprise in regards to topics like, unconscious bias, systemic racism, race in America, LGBTQ competence, gender bias, health equity and much more. We will host these events throughout Jefferson and create safe zone environments to encourage open and honest dialogue on sometimes very sensitive topics. Everyone in the Jefferson community is welcomed to participate. We encourage folks to join us and share your experiences as we continue to cultivate an environment of inclusion and respect.
Additional Education Programs
The Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement offers core fundamental education on Stereotypes, Bias, Inclusion and being an Ally through mandatory e-learning courses via our learning management system (LM). These courses are a part of our overall hospital annual mandatory education, which requires all employees, staff and faculty to complete as a compliance requirement.
- Ad-Hoc/Customizable Education - This type of training is based on needs as described by the stakeholder (i.e. department, division, unit, etc.) our approach to this form of education includes a needs assessment, program design, facilitation and measurement of effectiveness. This type of training is on-demand and designed to the meet the needs of the individual requestor.
- D&I Education Catalogue – This is a new component and still under construction, but is intended to be a place with self-contained education resources that managers can use to help to encourage learning about a variety of D&I topics within their own department.
Diversity, Inclusion & Student Engagement
At Jefferson, we are reimagining diversity and inclusion to promote and cultivate an inclusive environment that celebrates the rich diversity of our students. We believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is fundamental to our mission for the advancement of education.
Jefferson is committed to giving back and investing in the communities we serve. Our charitable giving and sponsorship program benefits hundreds of organizations that put community health at the forefront of their missions. Please read our guidelines to complete an application for consideration.