To create an environment of excellence through innovations in diversity and management of our people that strengthens leadership in cancer education and prevention, care, and research.
Dana-Farber has been recognized as a leader in diversity in recent years. This recognition has included:
Dana-Farber has been committed to diversity for many years, recently demonstrated by the naming of a vice president for diversity in 2006. Under the auspices of Diversity and Talent Management within Human Resources, staff and patient representatives are currently working to fulfill Dana-Farber's diversity mission. Our Annual Report details our recent accomplishments and activities.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recognizes not only a legal obligation, but also an ethical responsibility to provide fair and equitable consideration of staff members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, place of birth, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, status as a member of the Armed Forces or veteran of the Armed Forces, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Diversity is a source of strength for the Institute and the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Policy is a tool that is used to both achieve and sustain diversity.
Through our Workforce Development team, we provide front-line staff with opportunities to develop professionally in preparation for new jobs or enhanced responsibilities in their current positions.
We also have strong relationships with job-training programs in the greater Boston area, which are used to bring well-trained community members into Dana-Farber.
Our School Partnership program connects students from three Boston high schools to Dana-Farber for jobs during the summer and throughout the school year, career exploration and enrichment activities, and other efforts to encourage diverse students to pursue studies and careers in science and math.
A key goal of the Institute's long-term strategic plan is to create and foster an ideal work environment that motivates staff members to contribute their talents to achieving Dana-Farber's mission, develop professionally, assume leadership roles, and increase their effectiveness in their jobs.
We offer many programs to develop and retain qualified staff and managers who excel in their work. These include personal and professional development learning opportunities, English as a Second Language classes, mentoring, leadership development programs, team development, and individual coaching.
Each year, we also sponsor at least two employees as participants in each of the following external leadership development programs:
We offer many programs to raise awareness of diversity in the workplace and build skills that enable individuals to interact effectively across differences, including:
Supported by the Diversity and Talent Management within Human Resources, ERGs help build a unified sense of community, offer their members professional and personal development opportunities, and provide access to Institute leaders.
The mission of the GLBT & Friends ERG is to advance an ideal and inclusive work environment by supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered employees, patients, and caregivers.
We achieve this mission in the following ways:
For more information, please contact us at DFCIask_GLBT@dfci.harvard.edu.
The mission of the Multicultural Professional Network (MPN) Employee Resource Group is to contribute to an inclusive environment for employees of diverse cultural backgrounds by:
Recent events and activities:
Dana-Farber's Young Professionals Employee Resource Group was established to support the development of and tap into the unique talents and strengths of employees who are in their early 30s or younger. The group promotes interactions among the Institute's emerging leaders through social and professional networking events, community building activities, and career education opportunities. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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