Region IV Public Health Training Center

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace through Mentorship

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


0.75 hours


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This course will provide an introduction to mentorship, best practices and expectations of mentees and mentors, and organizational strategies for implementing a successful mentorship program to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. In this course, mentorship is presented as an effective strategy to advance DEI among individuals, groups, and organizations, especially those in governmental public health agencies. There are no prerequisites.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

Reviewers say, "Great information on mentorship and what's needed to have a successful program."


What You'll Learn

  • Describe at least three ways mentorship is used to advance DEI.

  • Differentiate between the four roles of mentorship.

  • Identify at least three best practices for a successful mentorship.

  • Describe at least three expectations to maintain a successful mentorship.

  • Apply at least two organizational strategies to support mentorship programs that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Competency Terms

Workforce Diversity
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills
Professional Development

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