Continue your DEI journey with Educational Sharpenings

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Journey for Teams: Medical professionals

Journey for Teams launches new series 

Are you ready to take the next step on your path to more meaningful relationships and interactions with colleagues, clients, and others?

A new learning series from Journey for Teams cultivates knowledge that helps us all do just that. Designed for busy veterinary professionals, each module in the Educational Sharpenings series will hone skills that facilitate positive interactions with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

What is an Educational Sharpening?

These 15-minute interactive experiences build on the understandings gained in the Journey for Teams educational modules, paving the way for us to have more meaningful connections and constructive conversations. The first module, already available on the Journey for Teams website, focuses on self-awareness.


Self-awareness is the ability to see ourselves clearly. Increasing your objective understanding of yourself makes it possible for you to know how others perceive you.

Start learning

Each session combines an interactive module with a downloadable summary and exercise sheet to help continue the learning.

Additional topics will include:

  • Reducing emotional reactivity 
  • Perspective-taking 
  • What if I say the wrong thing? 
  • How to be an upstander 
  • Stay interviews as a retention tool

What are the benefits?

Polishing the skills presented in the Educational Sharpenings series will yield wide-ranging benefits:

  • Foster collaboration
  • Bridge communication gaps
  • Improve workplace culture
  • Navigate differences constructively
  • Strengthen individual and team effectiveness

Discover Educational Sharpenings today.

What is Journey for Teams?

Not yet familiar with Journey for Teams? It’s a voluntary program that provides a shared path for everyone in the veterinary profession to deepen knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and advance it in our workplaces. Using 15-minute, video-based modules, it engages teams and individuals with focused learning that inspires curiosity, reflection, and respectful dialogue. 

Journey for Teams can change the way you and your team interact with your clients, patients, community and each other—for the better! It's free for anyone in veterinary medicine, at

Earn CE

Would you like to earn continuing education (CE) credit for your Journey for Teams learning? The 16 educational modules are available on AVMA Axon® in groups of four, with the opportunity to earn 1.0 CE credits for each volume. 

Journey for Teams, developed by the AVMA in collaboration with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives, is generously supported by many industry partners.

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America; Veterinary Hospital Managers Association; Nationwide; NAVC; National Veterinary Associates; Petco/Petco Love; Viticus Group; Zoetis; CareCredit; Hill's Pet Nutrition; Merck Animal Health


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