EDI

A quarterly highlight of the contributions of a member of the Fermilab community in promoting diversity and inclusion. The member and their commitment to EDI work will be showcased in Fermilab Today as an expression of gratitude and appreciation. We encourage you to nominate a colleague who has supported the work for EDI! Submission rubric: The following rubric indicates the standard by which EDI Contributor nominations will be reviewed. By following this rubric when drafting your nomination, you will ensure…

Please submit your nominations for the EDI Contributor Awards! The EDI Contributor Awards highlight the recent contributions of Fermilab colleagues and community members in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion. The award recipients will be showcased in Fermilab Today in July as an expression of gratitude and appreciation. Nominations are open June 1-15, and here is the nomination link. Click here to learn about previous EDI Contributor Award recipients!

Katie Algrim of the Regional Office of Education of Kane County presents on developing a culture that emphasizes members of the community first. It promotes a gratitude-based culture by developing language that promotes Fermilab community members. About People-first Language in the Workplace: Kevin’s handicapped. Or Kevin is a person with a disability. Can you hear the difference? This is an example of person-first language. As a society we must first acknowledge that people with disabilities are people first, they are…

Led by DEI trainer Anna Burroughs, Inclusive Communication with Gratitude will feature strategies and techniques for integrating elements of appreciation for cultural differences and contributions of Fermilab staff. Attendees of this workshop will examine their own cultural identities while learning how to effectively communicate with people of different backgrounds and identities within Fermilab. Date: Tuesday, May 25th, 2 – 3 p.m. CST Registration link for this event (Services log-in required)

As mentioned in the April 16 all-hands message, the lab will be holding a series of roundtable discussions designed to engage in opportunities to hear and acknowledge each other’s experiences and the impact they have on our well-being. The virtual discussions, led by a facilitator, will be held on the following days and times. Please note that registration is required. This session is open to all of Fermilab. Thursday, April 29, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CT Link to register (Services login…

Fermilab will be holding a series of roundtable discussions designed to engage in opportunities to hear and acknowledge each other’s experiences and the impact they have on our well-being. The virtual discussions, led by a facilitator, will be held on the following days and times. Please note that preregistration is required. Thursday, April 29, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CST. Link to register (Services login required). This session is open to all of Fermilab.   Thursday, April 29, 2:30- 4:00 p.m….

The EDI Contribution Awards recognize the Fermilab community’s ongoing efforts in EDI throughout the laboratory. Recognition for this award encourages the expression of gratitude and an appreciation for agents of change who move the EDI needle. Examples of EDI contributions can include providing exceptional intern mentorship, serving on an EDI related committee, contributing to a more diverse pipeline and workforce, and much more. Below are the recipients of the April EDI Contribution Awards: Jim Fromm Jeny Teheran Alyssa Miller Thank…

Please join us on Thursday, April 15, at 10 a.m. CST as we examine the concept of inclusion through the lens of psychological safety in the workplace. Participants will learn de-escalation and communication strategies and explore how these practices can support a culture that values psychological safety and gives the Fermilab community the skills to cultivate an environment of belonging. The registration link is below if you are interested in attending. Hosted by the EDI and EAP/Wellness Offices. Visit the…

Dear Colleagues, Today we launch a new Fermilab Concerns Reporting System. The system provides an additional channel for FRA employees, Fermilab users and subcontractors to report concerns about safety or health standards, standards of conduct, legal or ethical lapses, environmental issues, security, quality, management, or concerns regarding equity, diversity and inclusion. Individuals who report concerns through the system may identify themselves or remain anonymous. The Fermilab Concerns Reporting System is hosted on a third-party provided platform called Integrity Counts and…