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DEI 2022 Part 3: Building Belonging in a Time of Othering

Workshop/Seminar: Leadership - Personal/Group Interactions; Personal Development

Mar 20, 2023

This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Note: this session is 3 week later instead of 4


Part 3: Building Belonging in a Time of Othering 

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This online, interactive workshop will examine the phenomenon of “othering,” which occurs across race, ethnicity, immigrant status, religion, sex and gender, sexual orientation, disability, age and socioeconomic status. Building on content presented in Celebrating & Embracing Diversity I and II, we will unpack how this tendency is developed within individuals and larger collectives, as well as how we can begin to move beyond “othering” toward “belonging” – or truly seeing, hearing and welcoming others as their full, authentic selves. We will address the benefits of belonging for both individuals and the larger society, as well as how each of us can play a role in creating a more inclusive environment for all of us.  Participants will also have the opportunity to share in small group discussions their own experiences with “othering” and “belonging” and talk about ideas for positive change.

Diversity and Inclusion 2023 Seminar Series Schedule: Seminars are on the fourth Monday of the month, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm (ET) unless otherwise noted. You can read more about the Series here:

Trainees who complete five of the small groups and who participate in all of the webinars will receive a certificate upon completion of the series. This material is helpful for trainees just starting out, those contemplating their next educational move, and those who are mentoring others.

Sign language interpreting services and live captioning will be provided upon request.
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event or would like a sign language interpreter should contact Dr. Anna Han ( or the Federal Relay Service @ 800-877-8339. Requests should be made as soon as possible.