Leadership & Management

How Do We Weave EDI Practices Into Our Team Environments?

Leadership CHAT

đź“…Monday, November 29th, 2021, 12-1pm EST

đź’»Delivered Virtually

How do we create psychological safety in our environments?

Are there ways in which we can check our practices to ensure they uphold principles of equity, diversity and inclusion?

CHAT stands for Conversations in Healthcare, Academia, and Teaching. This is a group-based discussion program that will feature key topics set for by a unified group of organizers on a given them.

Join us for a Leadership CHAT with Dr. Carys Massarella as we discuss how to build and foster equitable practices, diverse representation, and inclusivity in our teams. Dr. Massarella has been named one of the world’s 50 transgender icons by Huffington Post. She joined the St. Joe’s team in 1997 and has held various positions there, including chief of emergency medicine and president of the medical staff association. She is the first transgender head of a medical staff anywhere in the world.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this virtual event, participants will be able to explain:

  • Why EDI matters.

  • How healthcare leaders can create and foster an environment that promotes EDI, both in the culture of their workplace and with opportunities for advancement.

Agenda:

  • Introduction (5 min.)

  • Opening Remarks (15 min.)

  • Small Group Discussions (25 min.)

  • Group Reflection & Conclusion (15 min.)

Speaker

Dr. Carys Massarella is the lead physician for the Transgender Health Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario and an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Named by the Huffington Post as one of the world’s Top 50 Transgender Icons, Dr. Massarella is a leading expert and trailblazing advocate for the transgender community focused on paving the way for public education and acceptance. Dr. Massarella has made it her mission to help other transgender people become their true selves and empower them to succeed in a world that isn’t always accepting of differences. Dr. Massarella is more than a doctor, she’s a life coach. With great power comes great responsibility, and Dr. Massarella is using her superpowers for good.

Facilitator

Sarrah Lal , MBA (@SarrahML) is an assistant professor in the Division of Education & Innovation (DEI) within the Department of Medicine. She is a entrepreneurship and innovation expert and directs various educational efforts within the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare. Currently she is also the lead of the Leadership & Management team in the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).

Interested in organizing a CHAT series?

CHAT stands for Conversations in Healthcare, Academia, and Teaching. This is a group-based discussion program that will feature key topics set for by a unified group of organizers on a given them. We are welcoming of faculty members who wish to organize a similar series for their area of interest or need. Please contact us at macpfd@mcmaster.ca to propose a new CHAT series.