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Employee Forums with Donald Gintzig, President & CEO

A lot is happening at WakeMed! Don't miss this opportunity to talk informally with Donald Gintzig to learn what we're doing and what's coming up for WakeMed. All employees are welcome to attend any session at any facility, regardless of where they work. See the upcoming events section on MyWakeMed for more details.


Organizational Development’s learning series Read the Wake Way is back for 2024! 

This year, the Diversity & Inclusion Council is sponsoring three book selections centering around various diversity, equity and inclusion topics. This year’s selections include:

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man By Emmanuel Acho 

With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” Discussion Sessions: Raleigh Campus: March 27, Cary Hospital: April 11, Virtual Session: April 12

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally By Emily Ladau 

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to people with disabilities, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place. Discussion Sessions: Raleigh Campus: June 5, Cary Hospital: August 21, Virtual Session: July 16

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People By Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald 

Explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. Discussion Sessions: Raleigh Campus: September 18, Cary Hospital: October 24, Virtual Session: November 4

Additional books and sessions will be scheduled throughout the year. Register via WakeMedU (search Read the Wake Way); books and learning guides will be provided to all registered participants. WakeMed contact hours will be awarded for participation.