Lunch & Learn

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Skills-Building Workshops

OFDD’s skills-building workshops are designed to teach the skills needed to develop faculty careers. Offered free of charge, these cover a range of topics necessary for advancing faculty careers.

These workshops are held throughout the year and have covered the following topics:

  • Acting with Power
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Delegation Strategies
  • Delivering Dynamic Presentations
  • Design Thinking
  • Effective Time Management
  • Effective Virtual Presentations
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • How and When to Say "No and "Yes" in Career and in Life
  • Knowing and Using Your Strengths
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Overcoming Unintended Bias and Other Cognitive Errors

OFDD also provides an “On-Demand Series” of workshops on topics including mentorship, team-building, bias, and inclusion seminars to departments and groups across Stanford Medicine upon request.

Other skills-building workshops are offered across Stanford from the main campus Office of Faculty Development and from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Cultural Considerations Series

The Cultural Considerations in the Biomedical Workplace series serves to encourage members of the Stanford Medicine community to have dialogues about topics related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Cultural Considerations in the Biomedical Workplace series events

Endowed by alumni donor support, the purpose of this workshop series is to increase participants’ knowledge and awareness of cultural considerations in academic medicine in order to engage Stanford faculty to foster an environment that respects and embraces cultural diversity.

Past sessions have included:

Translating Lessons Learned from a K-12 Antiracist Teaching Initiative

Organizational Communication Through the Lens of Culture

Universal Design, Creating Equal Access to Learning

Transgender Issues in Medicine

Working with Millennials

Strategies to Address Discrimination Towards Physicians by Patients and Families

Language of Leadership with Joanne Wehner

Symposium on Race, Law Enforcement, and Public Health.

Emotional Intelligence and Effective Interpersonal Communication


Connecting the Dots For Culturally Competent Education

Please see the following articles for more information on culturally competent education in the biomedical sciences and healthcare.

Centering Belonging to Empower Trainees in Academia

In this session for both PhD and MD faculty, leading educators in the PhD and MD spaces Jennifer Cohen, PhD,  Takudzwa Shumba, MDLatishya Steele, PhD, and Lahia Yemane, MD, discussed how different life experiences can influence the ways PhD and MD trainees navigate academia. Learn how to apply strategies to empower marginalized trainees in research, education, and clinical environments.