Despite the increasing rhetoric in the Inclusive Workplace, minorities still face barriers to progressing beyond entry levels in the healthcare workplace. These barriers need to be eliminated, and intentional paths need to be created to ensure that everyone including minorities can reach their full potential in the healthcare workplace. Enhancing an inclusive healthcare workforce that moves minorities beyond the entry levels will unlock healthcare delivery that provides care that is not only of high quality but also culturally inclusive.
Topic: Beyond the Rhetoric: Leading with Intentional Inclusion in Today’s Healthcare Workplace.
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024, BC: 10:00 am PT; AB: 11:00 am MT; ON/QC 1:00 pm ET; Bermuda 2:00 pm AT
Nathan Banda is a family man, minority leader, and the Director of Surgical Services at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth II Ambulatory & Care Centre in Alberta Health Services. He is a member of several Clinical Strategic Networks, Alberta Health Services Talent Supply Working Group, and a Senior Operations Leader on the Provincial Diversity and Inclusion Council. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family and loves writing, gospel music, evangelism, and counselling. He is a man of faith. He has self-published, “Moments that Shaped My Life: Life of an ordinary Malawian Boy,” chronicling his upbringing in Malawi, southern Africa.
His Doctoral Research, “Factors that Affect Nurse Retention in Rural Canada: Managing Nursing Shortages in Rural Alberta” focuses on rural nurse retention. Nathan has a passion for diversity and inclusion issues and has in the past presented, “A Minority, Black Employee’s Perspective on the Unspoken Racism in AHS,” at the Socially Engaged Applied Doctoral Research in Canada. His presentation is entitled “Beyond the Rhetoric: Leading with Intentional Inclusion in Today’s Healthcare Workplace.”
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