Make team members feel valued and safe; here’s how

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Journey for Teams: Medical professionals

What can we do to ensure that all of our team members feel they belong and are valued?

Get practical tips to help create positive changes in your workplace in Brave Spaces, a new educational module just released by Journey for Teams

Exploring ways to ensure that our workplaces are “brave spaces”—inclusive environments where all team members feel they belong and actively participate—this 15-minute module points to actions we all can take to support one another. For example:

  • Take a closer look at our meetings to assess inclusivity.
  • Do something outside of our comfort zones.
  • Choose to be purposely empathetic.

Everyone plays a part in helping to create a brave space in the workplace. Challenge yourself to examine what your role will be.

Explore brave spaces now in learning module 5 on the Journey for Teams website.

Catch up on previous modules; it’s never too late

Journey for Teams provides a shared path for everyone in our profession to deepen our understanding and support for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our workplaces. Developed by the AVMA in partnership with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives, Journey for Teams releases a new educational module each month.
Visit to learn more and to catch up on earlier educational modules covering these topics:

  • The power of diversity
  • Unconscious bias 
  • Psychological safety
  • Microaggressions

Expand your role; Become a navigator

Journey for Teams works best for groups when there is a workplace advocate—a navigator—committed to downloading content, organizing meetings, and facilitating discussion. With each educational module, Journey for Teams provides dedicated resources to support navigators. Learn more about this important role

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

Collaborating partners: AVMA/AAVMC Commission for a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Veterinary Profession; National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America; Veterinary Hospital Managers Association

Educational partners—Trailblazers: Boehringer Ingelheim; Mars Veterinary Health; Nationwide; NAVC; National Veterinary Associates; Petco; Viticus Group; Zoetis

Educational partners—Adventurers:  CareCredit; Hill's Pet Nutrition; Merck Animal Health; Suveto


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