The department offers its members specialized training on issues relating to diversity and inclusion. Training is designed to empower employees to cultivate a workplace culture in which all individuals are valued, respected, and included. In part, training helps employees recognize the impact of unconscious bias and microaggressions on decision-making and interpersonal relationships. Most importantly, training invites participants to rethink their assumptions and behaviors while activating allyship and solidarity in day-to-day interactions in the workplace.
- In the past, the department has offered training in understanding the unique needs and concerns of the LGBTQIA+ community to all members of the NYP/WCM Radiology Department. Developed and taught by Dr. Gary L. Dillon, Jr. (Supervising Psychologist at Baruch College and Founder and Owner of Ally Psychological Therapy), the training helped the department achieve its goal of being a Safe Zone, furthering its goal of providing the best patient care possible.
- Furthermore, with the insight and knowledge of Bart Bailey, MBA (Owner and Principal Consultant at Courage to Care), the department has offered training in becoming more culturally competent, empathetic, and self-aware to all members of our department. Multiple sessions were held to discuss racism and specifically anti-Black racism and how to disrupt bias in the workplace.