PMI North Carolina Chapter

Higher Education CoP Feb 2021: Helping to Create a Safe Workplace Environment for BIPOC Colleagues During COVID-19

Higher Education CoP Feb 2021: Helping to Create a Safe Workplace Environment for BIPOC Colleagues During COVID-19


The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racial injustice experienced by BIPOC in 2020 had impacts at multiple levels.  It is important for project managers to set a positive example, seek to understand and educate themselves, and commit to helping create a safe workplace environment for BIPOC colleagues and team members during these turbulent times. This presentation will guide us through a video and explore some ways that project managers can demonstrate support to BIPOC colleagues and teammates while helping to foster a safe virtual, workplace environment. 

Learning Objective: 

Describe practical tips that Project managers can implement to help create a safe workplace environment for BIPOC colleagues

About the Speaker:


Dr. Lisa P. Davis serves as Director of Special Projects at the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute.  She is a health behaviorist and received a PhD in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MSPH from the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Davis has extensive community-based public health and research expertise in diabetes, pediatric obesity, minority health, qualitative methods, and training design and facilitation.  She has been at Duke for nine years and served as Senior Project Manager for the Durham Diabetes Coalition, which was recognized as an international case study honoree by C3 Collaborating for Health based in the United Kingdom.  She has trained multiple groups including health care professionals, community members, and students to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Today materials to develop diabetes coalitions in local communities across the United States.  Dr. Davis has received several awards and honors for her work including the Ethel Jean Jackson Health Education Practice Award, Association of Schools of Public Health Prevention Research Center fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Minority Presence Fellowship, University of South Carolina Outstanding Master’s Student Award, Association for the Advancement of Health Education Major of the Year Award, and the Howard C. Barnhill Award.  She is dedicated to working collaboratively to advance inter-institutional partnerships and implementing programs and initiatives to improve population health and employee well-being.  Dr. Davis directs the Duke CTSI Training Academy, which provides educational and professional development trainings and resources for staff and supports various programs and initiatives via the Duke Project Management Community of Practice.  Internationally, Dr. Davis serves as Secretariat for the Lancet Commission on Hearing Loss. 


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Event Details

Event Date 02-16-2021 12:00 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2021 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-20-2021
Registered 0
Available place 300
Cut off date 02-16-2021 12:15 pm
Individual Price FREE
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
Location Webinar

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