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Also available on demand March 18 – May 17, 2024

Navigating Strategic Disruption and Overcoming Resistance for DEI Transformation

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Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. CE Application Guide
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Delve into concepts of strategic disruption as a powerful catalyst for driving DEI transformation in your organization. Explore the tactics that can be employed to effectively navigate resistance, whether it arises from individuals, processes or institutional norms, while forging connections among AAAs, CBOs and the healthcare sector.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Understand the purpose of strategic disruption in paving the way for meaningful DEI transformation, and its relevance in cross-sector collaborations.
  • Identifying common sources of resistance that organizations, including AAAs, CBOs and healthcare providers, may face while implementing DEI Initiatives.
  • Explore successful strategies employed by organizations in navigating resistance, with a focus on cross-sector partnerships and contracting.


Ian BrownIan Brown is vice president and chief employee experience officer at Duke University Health System, leading the organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy and well-being and workplace safety initiatives. Brown has served in various senior-level roles in national healthcare, senior living and educational organizations, leading culture, diversity, talent, community outreach, and operations. In these roles, he had responsibility for leading more than 1,200 employees and managing budgets in excess of $200 million. Brown also has served as a board member for numerous charitable organizations whose missions include higher education, advocacy for older adults, including LGBTQ+ elders, youth, healthcare, affordable housing and hunger.