Pictured: USAID staff and FACES for the Future participate in the GHFP-II led flash mentoring session during the inaugural Global Health Youth Summit in Washington, DC. Photo by Maribel Sierra/GHFP-II 2016
Welcome to GHFP-II’s Diversity Blog entitled, "Diversifying the Global Health Workforce:Competencies and Commitments." We want to reflect on USAID’s thought leadership and our partners' work in diversity over the past several years to share our successes, challenges, and lessons learned. We see this as a chance to come together as a community of practice around a subject that is important to us all, how our broad efforts toward building an inclusive and culturally competent workforce improves the future of global health. So sit back and enjoy reading a selection of perspectives and entry points into this sensitive, but necessary work. We encourage you to join the conversation on social media via Twitter @GHFPII and LinkedIn “GHFP-II.” Please share your thoughts on these posts, as well as your own experiences, anecdotes, lessons learned, best practices, and photos. I look forward to following the progress of this blog series and hope to see broad participation across our platforms. Should you have questions or comments to pose privately, feel free to reach us at email@example.com.
GHFP-II Director of Communications, Outreach, and Diversity
Speed Mentoring, A Recipe for Success?
Recently, I was introduced to speed mentoring. I was asked to participate in an outreach event with the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II to talk to and potentially mentor undergraduate and graduate students from the School of International Service at American University during their International Affairs Expo. [ READ MORE ]
How Volunteer Service Gives Your Career a Boost
Committing to something is not easy, especially if it involves volunteer service in a new country, thousands of miles from the comforts of home. Despite the challenges – big and small – that come from volunteer work, individuals who give their time and energy to service can reap big rewards by developing skills that will advance their career. [ READ MORE ]
Webinar: Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Global Health
Webinar recap: On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) was joined by North Carolina Central University, the Public Health Institute's Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to present a groundbreaking webinar on Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and global health. [ READ MORE ]