Build DEI support: Join the journey!

Published on August 26, 2022
Journey for Teams

Are you ready to be part of a veterinary profession that welcomes everyone into the fold?

A new AVMA program will give you the tools to help instill diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the profession … by working right at home in your own workplace. 

Your AVMA colleagues invite you to join the Journey for Teams, a sweeping new initiative to infuse DEI throughout our profession. Journey for Teams will work at the grassroots level to advance DEI at individual veterinary workplaces across the country. Participants will gain free access to a broad toolset of learning modules and supporting materials to increase knowledge of DEI principles and help foster individual and team behaviors that enhance DEI.

How does Journey for Teams work?

It's AVMA's most ambitious DEI undertaking to date, one that aims to touch every sphere of activity within veterinary medicine.

Beginning this fall and over the next two years, Journey for Teams will release practical resources for you to learn about DEI topics and build a roadmap to advance DEI where you work. As a participant, you can choose which strategies are right for you and your workplace. 

The Journey for Teams content is being developed by topic experts with real-world DEI experience in veterinary settings. Topics range from unconscious bias and disability/accessibility to hiring, conflict resolution, and beyond.

Journey for Teams topics

Every journey needs a navigator, so the program relies in part on team members who commit to guide discussions, identify possible action items, and monitor progress. Journey for Teams will provide the resources needed for navigators to do this. 

Through Journey for Teams, you’ll foster your own growth and meaningfully impact the lives of colleagues, clients, patients, and the diverse society we all serve.

Journey for Teams will build a comprehensive and collaborative process that guides participants in a shared experience of learning, discovery, and growth. The program builds on a Journey model developed by the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE), which has partnered with AVMA to create Journey for Teams.

Join the journey

Making veterinary medicine more diverse, equitable, and inclusive demands a concerted and continuing effort from us all. By committing to join the journey, you’ll become empowered to be a part of the solution. Through Journey for Teams, you’ll foster your own growth and meaningfully impact the lives of colleagues, clients, patients, and the diverse society we all serve.

Make the commitment today. 

Join the journey
 

Comments

Dr. Andrei Kasarda
August 30, 2022 Permalink

Personal development

I would like to join this journey group

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