The Center is committed to helping promote, coordinate, and facilitate DEI efforts across DUHS to educate team members, provide guidance on strategy and policy, and support anti-racist practices and programs.

DUHS DEI Leadership Council

This council is comprised of DEI leaders across DUHS. The council provides input on strategy and policy, educates DEI leaders who bring that learning into their units, develops and shares best practices across DUHS, and guides managers and employees on addressing microaggressions and other harms. We have members from the Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety, Human Resources, Duke Health Technology Solutions, Case Management, Clinical Labs, Radiology, Speech Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Duke Primary Care, Patient Revenue Management Organization, Population Health, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke University Hospital.

Online Resources

Disrupt Bias in Meetings/Workplace Settings

Foundations Course for Leaders.

This course is geared towards those in managerial/supervisory roles and leader-support roles such as DEI committee members, HR and communications team members. The course is a great way to grow more comfortable talking about race and more competent at supporting positive change. Sign up for the next session.

Caring for Each Other (CEO) Peer Support Program

The Duke Peer Support Program trains volunteer colleagues to support their peers. Peer Support Volunteers (PSV’s) listen, help their peers process their experiences, and identify appropriate resources as needed.

A Duke employee may wish to talk confidentially with a Duke colleague about stressors in their personal or professional life, such as when they are:

    • Involved in an adverse event or bad outcome (e.g., safety event, workplace violence event)
    • Struggling with a professional loss (e.g., patient or colleague death, grant funding)
    • Second guessing their skills and/or knowledge base
    • Struggling at work given a personal issue
    • Experiencing disappointment or conflict in their work environment (e.g., passed over for a promotion, difficult conversation with a supervisor)

More Info.

Challenging Conversations

Have you ever struggled with how to engage in challenging conversations? In this participatory session, we’ll practice how to: actively listen, implement a simple feedback model, and approach and navigate challenging conversations to maximize success.
Upcoming Dates:
Friday, August 19, 2022 | 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | Noon-2 p.m.
Friday, October 7, 2022 | 10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 3-5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Conversations with Colleagues
Conversations with Colleagues are group sessions in which peers emotionally support each other on topics ranging from fatigue and work/life balance to racial justice. More info.

Constructive Conversations about Race. These eight-minute videos demonstrate constructive conversations about race, specifically related to how to address concerns raised about Duke’s sustained focus on race and racism (Duke team members only).