NEOMED Innovates Through Diversity and Civility Initiatives

Recognizing that diversity in the workforce promotes innovation and keeps organizations competitive, NEOMED’s Offices of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Human Resources recently announced a plan to make the University a CT Workplace™ by providing personal development opportunities for all NEOMED staff and Rootstown-based faculty.

So, what is a CT (Civil Treatment) Workplace™? Civil Treatment is behavior that is consistently professional and equitable. A CT Workplace™ is a work environment built on professional treatment of all employees, reflecting values on which the organization is built—and as a result, bringing positive change and increased productivity to the organizational culture.

The plan is to provide facilitated discussions to engage the leadership team, faculty, staff and managers with direct reports through a learning tool known as Civil Treatment for Leaders. Discussions will be facilitated initially by representatives of Employment Learning Innovations (ELI), an award-winning positive change solutions organization that offers a behavioral-based, interactive approach to equip individuals with the practical tools needed for excellence in workplace behaviors, diversity and civility.

Facilitated discussions will begin with the leadership team on July 10, 2017 and continue with others through October. The goal is to have all staff and faculty participate in facilitated discussions as well.

Look for other dates and details to be announced, including the naming of a task force who, via a train-the-trainer program, will help ensure that the entire organization benefits from the personal development taking place.

New Diversity & Civility Competencies will be added to this year’s PFS cycle, enabling all participants to be recognized for meeting such competencies. Additional information will be provided by the Office of Human Resources.

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