Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Recruit, Retain, Reaffirm


Organization Effectiveness Office 

Overview and Mission

Provide training, development, and consulting resources to help Perelman School of Medicine faculty, staff and their organizations work at their fullest potential. 

Resources Related to Diversity

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Training Sessions Related to Diversity

The Supervisory Skills Certificate Program  
About:  The Supervisory Skills Certificate Program provides an introduction to the skills and information necessary to being an effective supervisor within the Perelman SOM. 
When:  7 courses offered twice a year (14 overall)
Open to:  Faculty and staff supervisors 
Classes related to diversity: 
  •  Policies Overview
  • Alphabet Soup of Supervision: FMLA, FLSA, and Other Acronyms You Need to Know
  • Interviewing & Selection (in hiring)
  • Cross-Cultural Communication Seminar
  • Sexual Harassment Online Program
Instructors: Instructors for the program represent a variety of offices across the Perelman SOM and University, including the Office of General Counsel, the Office of International Programs, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Perelman SOM Human Resources, and the Office of Organization Effectiveness. 


The LeadingSuccess® Program 
About:  The LeadingSuccess® Program is an introductory leadership skills development program targeted to faculty and staff in management roles who are motivated to increase their current effectiveness and learn how to prepare themselves for more complex or senior positions in the future. Participants must be nominated by their supervisor.
When:  Runs twice a year; accept nominations bi-annually
Open to: 

Each cohort is made roughly of:

  • 1/3 administrative staff
  • 1/3 faculty
  • 1/3 research staff. 
Topics related to diversity:  Opportunity to take Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Chuck Haughton (Director, Office of Organization Effectiveness)
  • Rebecca Cooke (Vice Dean, PSOM Administration & Finance)
  • Marlow Kee (Executive Director, PSOM Business Office)
Total Enrollment for 2013 36 (two cohorts of approximately 18)


Perelman School of Medicine New Staff Orientation 
About:  New staff orientation is a half-day program that provides an overview of the Perelman SOM as well as specific useful information about key functions and resources that are important to Perelman SOM staff. Specifically, the program will help new staff: feel welcome, understand the Perelman School of Medicine's past, mission, and vision for the future, understand the Perelman School of Medicine's organizational and reporting structure, learn relevant functional departments contacts and numbers, identify resources that are available to support you as a Perelman School of Medicine employee.
When:  Bi-monthly
Open to: 

New and transfer staff to the PSOM 

Topics related to diversity: 
  • Tips on how to communicate with internationals
  • Penn as a multicultural institution
  • Organization Effectiveness Staff
  • Representatives from key SOM departments  
Total Enrollment for 2013 200