Become a J.E.D.I. Padawan: Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias Training
The J.E.D.I. padawan course is the first step of the J.E.D.I mini-fellowship training. The J.E.D.I padawan training is a self-directed, immersive, and stand-alone training for learners who want to (a) gain basic knowledge and an understanding of conscious and unconscious biases and (b) learn how they manifest as microaggressions.
In this training, learners will be engaged immersively with the various types of microaggressions and how they contaminate our professional interactions and the workplace environment. Through didactic materials, interactive case studies, quizzes, and assignments, learners will gain an initial understanding of how to diagnose biases and microaggressions.
Those who successfully complete the J.E.D.I padawan training will have an opportunity to advance into the J.E.D.I mini-fellowship which focuses on skills and behaviors of the J.E.D.I way.
J.E.D.I. Mini-fellowship: Complete this training and become a J.E.D.I Knight.
The J.E.D.I mini-fellowship is a skill training program that aims to:
- Impart the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors required to identify and work to mitigate our conscious and unconscious biases that impact our daily professional interactions;
- Gain an understanding of microaggressions and how best to respond to them in a professional environment.
- Use the J.E.D.I way as a framework in conducting respectful professional interactions with colleagues in the workplace with all patients and families.
Information about the J.E.D.I. Padawan Training Program (Self-Work): Through this basic training program, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of common unconscious biases and how they manifest as microaggressions. Learners will learn about the types of microaggressions, how they impact our professional interactions and how best to respond to them. Learners will learn through didactic materials, interactive case studies, quizzes, and assignments. The anticipated time commitment is four hours.
Information about the J.E.D.I. Knight mini-fellowship program: The J.E.D.I Knight mini-fellowship program is focused on skills and includes teamwork and fieldwork. The J.E.D.I Knight mini-fellowship training follows the Stanford quarter calendar ( Winter, Spring, or Fall quarter). Each quarter is a ten-week period and mini-fellows are expected to complete the mini-fellowship training in one quarter.
J.E.D.I. TEAMWORK: In this part, through small groups, learners will have opportunities to learn and practice the skills involved in fostering respectful professional interactions in the workplace. Learners will learn through completing an elective module, expert talks with discussion boards. Skill practice will occur in small groups through role-playing. The anticipated time commitment is six hours.
J.E.D.I. FIELDWORK: Each learner will complete a mentored field project on a topic of their own choice as relates to this content realm. On completion of the project, mini-fellows will write and submit a one-page thesis and do a ‘Ted-talk’ style presentation about their project to the other J.E.D.I. fellows. The anticipated time commitment is forty hours.
The Stanford Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I) virtual mini-fellowship for healthcare professionals everywhere was successfully launched in the Fall 2021 Quarter. Our first cohort successfully completed their training early in 2022.