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Diversity & Inclusion Council Presents: Melissa McDonald from UCHealth

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Name: Diversity & Inclusion Council Presents: Melissa McDonald from UCHealth
Date: February 11, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM MST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
In this presentation, UCHealth will provide an overview of their Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic focuses supporting their people, patients and our community. 

The strategy reviews the programs, cultural competencies, inclusion committees and leader accountability to drive actionable outcomes for the organization to be who we say we are and improve lives.
  1. Take a-ways from this presentation:
    1. Cultural competencies trainings to support an environment of mutual respect
    2. How we are driving leader accountability to support UCHealth to be a diverse representation at all levels of the organization.
    3. Gain insight to what our inclusion committees and military friendly committee are focused on for their community inside and outside the organization
Melissa McDonald is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UCHealth.  In this role she utilizes talent insights and organizational data to drive business outcomes, craft thoughtful and progressive DEI programs and create continuous listening and learning opportunities designed to support UCHealth in living its mission of improving lives.

Melissa has been with UCHealth since January 2017 and has been the manager of talent optimization and equity and a member of the office of diversity, equity, and inclusion (ODEI). In her previous role, Melissa created a framework for succession planning and talent development. In doing this, she was instrumental in raising the profile of UCHealth’s diverse talent to senior leaders across the system. 

Melissa also spearheaded the military friendly initiative at UCHealth. She created a committee that supports effective hiring and onboarding of service members while ensuring that we identify, retain and celebrate our existing military service team. Melissa has also served as a president and workforce diversity chair of a regional human resource association and, in 2018, became the Society for Human Resource Management inclusion captain for the State of Colorado.

She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regis University.
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Date/Time Information:
9:00am to 10:30am
2nd Friday of each month 
Contact Information:
DeeDee Poole
Free to members. Guests inquire. 
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