Road Map Conversations Toolkit
Mount Sinai’s leadership is committed to addressing racism head-on in a proactive, thoughtful way and ensuring that our Health System is an anti-racist institution—but we will only succeed if everyone in our community is part of this effort.
This toolkit provides resources for you to learn more about our efforts, including the Task Force to Address Racism and their set of recommendations housed in the Road Map for Action. While we encourage everyone to refer to these resources, the information is specifically designed for managers so they may foster conversations about anti-racism into their day-to-day environments with their teams.
As we work together to achieve the Road Map’s 11 strategies, we will continue to update these resources and add to the toolkit.
Currently, the toolkit contains:
- Video introducing and explaining the Road Map for Action– view HERE
- Video from the May 2021 Road Map town hall – view HERE
- A one-page document outlining the Road Map for Action– view HERE
- A document outlining and defining key terms for the Road Map – view HERE
Creating a Brave Space for Conversations About Race
We also invite you to consider taking the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Talent Development and Learning course for managers: Creating a Brave Space for Conversations about Race. The course is a two-part series providing you with tools to develop increased confidence to facilitate discussions around race and racism with your colleagues and teams. You will also learn behaviors essential for leading brave conversations, including the importance of active listening and having a growth mindset. Once you have completed the course, you will have the opportunity to join Brave Space for Conversation Circles, an optional, monthly, peer-to-peer coaching program. This class is designed for leaders who have at least one direct report. Please note the materials covered in the series are sequential and so the first course should be completed before the second course.
To find upcoming dates, log into peak.mountsinai.org and search “Brave.”
Here are a few ways you can use this toolkit to help keep the conversation going:
- Share the video about the Road Map in a departmental meeting
- Become familiar with the key terms so you are comfortable sharing updates on this work as it happens
- Print out the Key Terms and the One Pager to share when rounding or to hang up in break rooms
- Engage staff members who express an interest: share the Town Hall recording and this website so they may learn more