Champion Professional Development and Certificate Program

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2020 Program Summary

Below is a graph demonstrating knowledge gained by learners in the 2020 Cohort of Champions by program topic. The top three topics in which learners have increased their knowledge include: Impostor Syndrome (93%), LGBTQ Issues (52%), and Change Management (51%) and LGBTQ issues.

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Personal testimonials

  • "Through programs like the Diversity and Inclusion Champion course and then the Mastery Level Project, UMMC offers opportunities for faculty and staff to expand their knowledge on the importance of diversity and inclusion and the impact that these topics can have on students, colleagues, family and friends."
  • "UMMC fosters a climate of inclusion in the community and at UMMC by offering training courses such as the champion program and through the various communications from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The key to fostering a climate of inclusion is to find a way to get people to look outside of themselves and to look at others."
  • "UMMC" strives to implement a culture of inclusion through education, training, and outreach. Our medical community has numerous opportunities for practitioners as well as patients to understand and appreciate the benefits of diversity. This inclusive environment is an important component to healthy outcomes."