NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit (AAMC Webinar)

When:  Jul 30, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  NSF INCLUDES National Network
Presented by Dr. Hannah Valantine
NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
Join us to learn about the NIH's Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit. The NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Dr. Hannah Valantine will describe NIH's current approach and activities for inclusive excellence in the U.S. scientific workforce.
The webinar will highlight four main diversity/inclusion challenges facing biomedicine:
§  Advancing scholarship of the science of diversity and inclusion
§  Using a data-driven scientific approach to understand drivers and outcomes of inclusive excellence
§  Studying and mitigating the role of sociocultural factors in recruitment, retention, and career advancement
§  Sustaining future workforce inclusive excellence
The main focus of the webinar will be the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit, a free, downloadable, interactive resource institutions can use to help advance their own faculty diversity and inclusion. The toolkit guides users through evidence-based interrelated activities that SWD is currently using to foster an inclusive culture that unleashes the power of diversity to achieve research and institutional excellence. These include expanding diversity of the candidate pool, proactive outreach to diverse talent, mitigating bias in search processes, and developing/sustaining mentoring relationships and sponsorship. A key focus is the need to advance institutional accountability for lasting change. Please visit the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity website and Dr. Valantine's blog for more information.
Learning objectivesAfter this webinar, participants will be able to:
1.  Understand the importance and promote an integrated approach to inclusive excellence.
2.  Recognize systematic approaches to identify a diverse pool of candidates for scientific positions.
3.  Communicate and utilize the value of proactive outreach to identify diverse talent for scientific positions.
4.  Recognize methods effective for mitigating implicit bias in scientific searches and in academic environments.
5.  Recognize evidence base for effective mentoring strategies.


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