2020 GlobalMindED Conference
June 6-8
Sheraton Denver Downtown
GlobalMindED is a 501(c)(3) innovation network that closes the equity gap through education, entrepreneurship, employment and economic mobility to create a capable, diverse talent pipeline.
Katherine Albert is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner and DNP (Doctorate in Nursing Practice) candidate. She currently works full-time in an outpatient cancer clinic in the Denver metro area. Kathy is one of GlobalMindED's inclusive health equity leaders. She is a rapid responder and is an example every day of courage and compassion over chaos. We are grateful to her and all of the health warriors fighting this pandemic. 
I am truly amazed how the healthcare system has responded to our current crisis. I am humbled and grateful to work alongside an amazing group of healthcare providers and inspired daily by the courage of our patients.

The capacity to work together and collaborate as caregivers and patients has never been tested quite like this before. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a severe impact on every aspect of patient care with healthcare teams now having to quickly create and implement new strategies and protocols to fight this determined enemy. As well, healthcare providers are now challenged with working in "crisis mode," social distancing, and managing levels of stress and anxiety that are unprecedented. We are in the middle of a storm, and need to work together to help all of us get through this.

In the arena of oncology, caring for patients can be especially challenging during this time because many have suppressed immune systems from chemotherapy agents, so are at greater risk of infection. Though health providers and hospitals are committed to maintaining safe environments, COVID-19 does not care about that commitment or our available resources. Our facilities, like so many others in the country, are facing real and unanticipated challenges. And yes, that means we are also finding ourselves short on essentials like: masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, intravenous therapies, and the most precious resource of all, our staff.

So, what can we do to better protect health care providers and patients from COVID-19?

To answer the question, I'll provide you insights from my perspective as an Advanced Practice Provider and try to connect some insights my recent doctoral education has offered me with respect to understanding our current challenge:

Visiting a Healthcare Provider - Please do not physically go to a medical facility if you are well. Circulating in the medical community can put you, immunosuppressed patients, and our valued and much-needed health care staff at risk. If you must go to your provider's office, we want to remind you that our supplies are extremely limited. So, please do not take any for your personal use. Remember, your healthcare team cannot take care of you, if they are ill-equipped for the challenges that are on the horizon.

Advocacy - Be an advocate for your healthcare system and any providers you may know. Contact elected officials and voice your concerns. Connect with your neighbors, check on and be committed to helping each other. Be aware that simple tasks, like going to the grocery store, take time, which your neighborhood medical professionals may not have. Lastly, when you see or think about a healthcare provider, take a moment and offer a few words of acknowledgement and gratitude - it makes a big difference in their day.

Medical Staff - Now is the time for all of us to strengthen our abilities to work as a team. We need each other now more than ever. Speak with your immediate team members and discuss specific, practical ways you can support each other. Speak with your supervisor and ask how you can help them and your organization during this challenging season. You may have an idea, perspective, or insight that can make changes for the better. Think of this time as an opportunity to lead and let your desire to help others shine.

Clinical and Administrative Leaders - Navigating a team through crisis is a tough job. Know that we support you and be aware that others are available to help. There are many quiet leaders among your team. Engage them, talk with them, and ask them to lead. Some of the best insights and problem solving can be provided by your frontline workers. Engaging with your staff, especially in times of crisis, can be a great way to build cultures of trust, resilience, and teamwork.

Join us to recognize the most inclusive leaders in key industries for their innovations and bold actions to promote access and equity for women, people of color, and underrepresented populations in their recruiting, development, senior management on their boards, and in their pipeline strategies from education to employment. 

If you would like to nominate a student from your institution for the 
2020 GlobalMindED First Gen Student Leadership Program so that they can meet role models and mentors while networking for internships and jobs with companies who are dedicated to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline , please encourage them to apply HERE
If you are an educator, you can attend  by yourself, a team or with your First Gen student delegates. If you come with more than 5 people from your institution, you are eligible for the discount.

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GlobalMindED and the SDG Impact Fund are delighted to announce GlobalMindED's Donor Advised Fund for your year-end giving and planning your 2020 investment goals. 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and and the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Women's Declaration and Action Platform. Many from around the world are thinking of 2020 as the gateway to our most vital decade for delivering equity, the Sustainable Development Goals, and a world where all can thrive. Our key time for these outcomes is 2020-2030.

GlobalMindED DAF and the SDG Impact Fund are a powerful combined force for good as the 2019 year comes to a close and we reflect on the gratitude and the commitments we make to the causes we care most about. The DAF offers immense power and flexibility for giving prior to the year's end as you plant seeds of generous intention for 2020 and the decade ahead.

When you contribute to GlobalMindED, you support students like Emanuel Walker whose story is below. He was in the class of 2018. Since 2015, we have served more than 300 students by connecting them to role models, mentors, internships and jobs. Your generous support will allow us to take our work 10x and reach these talented students at scale who lack the resources and support we provide. Your support also helps teachers who can't afford the conference fees, faculty at colleges which are under resourced and students who persist at those universities despite food insecurity and/or housing insecurity.
The ILO is calling on individuals and organizations to share innovative ideas and solutions to address the skills mismatch challenge. The ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognise and support the development of solutions that aim to address the different forms and dimensions of skills mismatch.   

Submission deadline: April 13, 2020.
Harvard Business School College Programs Overview
The   Summer Venture in Management Program  is a free one-week residential education program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.   Using the renowned case method of instruction, HBS faculty lead class discussions on current management issues. You will spend evenings analyzing real-business cases, and use morning study groups and classes to examine and debate their ideas through lively interaction with peers and faculty. The academic program is supplemented by presentations from HBS administrators and alumni who provide information about the impact of an MBA, as well as with social events and meals. You will have the opportunity to live in the dorms to experience the full life of an MBA student. The SVMP program is designed for students from backgrounds historically under-represented in business (e.g., African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender, the first family member to attend college, from a school whose graduates are sometimes underrepresented such as a community college as part of a four-year degree or a predominantly minority college). 
This year's  program will be held June 13th-19th; the application is due on April 21st.

Peek Weekend   Come to HBS for a weekend to participate in our famous case method classes, live on our campus, meet current students and alumni, and get a peek into what an MBA is all about.  Peek is designed for rising juniors, rising seniors or graduating seniors. Peek Weekend seeks a diverse group of college students who are exploring career options and want to understand how an MBA can help them achieve their long-term goals. Preference will be given to students who have not had academic or professional exposure (including internships) to business or business-related fields.  The   program dates are June 12-14; application is due April 21st.    For more information on Peek Weekend, you can watch the  College Programs Webinar   which showcases all three college programs.
The    2+2 Program   is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time masters programs. It is comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program. Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend a minimum of two years (maximum of four years) working in a professional position in the public, private, or nonprofit secto r. T
he application is due on April 2, and is open to anyone who is graduating between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.  

As you start the New Year, are you looking for ways to re-engineer your classroom culture? Check out Designing the Future: How Engineering Builds Creative Critical Thinking in the Classroom. The associated website has lots of activities, projects, and resources you can implement immediately. Our fall workshops using the book as a roadmap for change have been highly successful. Start designing the future today - try using the customized Study Guide for a book study in your PLC. Or contact ProjectEngin or Solution Tree to learn how you can bring professional development based on Ann's book to your school, district, or conference.


Since 2006 when the flagship TGR Learning Lab opened its doors in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation has had a lot to celebrate, including its most recent milestone of one million students impacted by TGR EDU: Explore, alone.

Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, TGR EDU: Explore is a free digital resource library that offers interactive web experiences, lesson plans, training videos and tools for educators, students and families to explore new disciplines and gain skills for a modern and expanding workforce.

The climate crisis, rape culture, the wall-we think the patriarchy has done enough. Introducing " When Feminists Rule the World", a new podcast series from the Nobel Women's Initiative and producing partner MediaStyle. Hosted by Nicaraguan-born comedian, Martha Chaves, we're talking to badass feminist changemakers around the world about the future they are creating. It shouldn't be groundbreaking. But it is.
Entertainment For Change creates original song and dance (#SDGGROOVE) to educate young people on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Like any meaningful social change, the original song and dance is a collaborative effort between more than 20 singers, dancers, writers and choreographers. Lauded vocalists Natalie Weiss and Antonio Cipriano lend their voices to the powerful lyrics, while each SDG is  danced by performers of all calibers.

To learn more about Entertainment for Change and #SDGGROOVE, visit our  website
Join the #NeedHerScience Campaign that is aimed at addressing journal-level gender bias. For decades, studies have demonstrated gender bias in publishing. This may occur at various stages in the process, including at the level of the 
journals. The equitable inclusion of women editors at every level is long overdue. Addressing journal gender bias starts at the top. 

AMWA is a strategic partner for the Need Her Science Campaign which is part of the Be Ethical Campaign. More information is available at www.SheLeadsHealthcare.com.

The goal: To raise awareness about gender bias in publishing and share with stakeholders, including journal editors and owners, the overall number of scientists, healthcare professionals and others who have taken the pledge. The pledge can be taken anonymously. Educators and others are encouraged to take the pledge and share information about this issue with colleagues and trainees. 

Here are 3 quick and easy things you can do to join the #NeedHerScience Campaign: 1. Disseminate the infographic Tips for Publishing in Medical Journals. 
2. Take the #NeedHerScience pledge. 
3. Encourage others to take the pledge. 

PLEDGE: "As part of determining where to submit my manuscripts, I will look at the list of editors and consider whether a journal has equitably included qualified women at every level."
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