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Diversity Training


Location
Vermont
Publication Date
04/10/2019 09:21 AM EDT
Closing Date
05/24/2019 04:30 PM EDT
Issuing Organization
State of Vermont-Department of Mental Health
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Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Seeking trainings for Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH) and Middlesex Therapeutic Community Residential (MTCR). Training times must correlate with all three shifts availability. Provision of diversity training to all VPCH and MTCR Employees (approx. 200 learners). It is anticipated that 10-15 training sessions will need to be offered between the Middlesex and Berlin location beginning at or around the following times: 0700, 1300, 1500 to accommodate our off-shift employees. One pre-training session with hospital leadership may be required to review internal reporting structure, policy and procedure. The training objectives shall include the following: o Gain an understanding of discrimination/bullying/harassment as well as protected classes, implicit bias, social identity, and privilege o Gain an understanding of systems of oppression that negatively impact people o Gain an understanding of bullying behavior – why it exists and what it means o Gain insight into behaviors individuals may innocently demonstrate that may send the wrong message o Gain an understanding of what causes people to engage in discrimination/bulling/harassment in the workplace o Gain an understanding of why discrimination/bulling/harassment is so prevalent in healthcare specifically and the impact it has on the healthcare environment, hospital culture, and patient care o Gain an understanding of how cultures change and gain insight into reasonable expectations for the change process o Understand and embody the principles of resiliency o Learn how to respond/bystander awareness/becoming upstander – role-playing specific to VPCH needs o Learn how they can be part of the change – challenging bias and becoming an ally o Learn behaviors and strategies that can contribute to the creation and maintenance of a healthy, cohesive workplace culture o Reporting discrimination/bullying/harassment (including process specific to VPCH/MTCR employees) o Strategies for leadership to effectively address these concerns when they arise o Resources as needed to support training content.

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