AOA Leadership Institute

Roadmap to Being an Inclusive and Equitable Leader

Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Facilitators: Michelle Guy, MD and Pamela Hopkins, PhD



The workshop will be a balance of lectures combined with small group and case-based exercises.  Vignettes focused on microaggression might also be used to help drive awareness of common issues.  

Diversity Workshop Learning Objectives:

  • Critically examine attendees own attitudes about diverse and/or underrepresented groups
  • Consider perspectives of diverse groups to inform reasonable decisions
  • Increase awareness of inequity of privileges
  • Gain understanding and necessary tools to take a leadership role within attendee’s own institution and serve as champion to make a positive difference
  • Take back a “Diversity Toolbox” to home institution with relevant, applicable action items to improve diversity in your department




 Introductions and Welcome
 Setting the Stage and Introducing Ground Rules for Activities
 Making the Business Case for Diversity within Teams: The Key to Success
 Activity: DOT Inclusive/Exclusive
 Activity Debrief

 3:05pm -3:20pm  Break

 3:20pm-4:55pm   Defining Our Key Terms for Addressing Diversity
 Microaggressions: Case Studies  
 Debrief Case Studies
 Call to Action and Takeaways

 4:55pm-5:00pm Wrap Up     

About Michelle Guy, MD

Dr. Michelle Guy joined UCSF faculty in 2004. She earned her medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia and completed a Primary Care residency and Chief Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. As a Clinician Educator, in the Division of General Internal Medicine, she sees patients and teaches at the Mt Zion campus. She also teaches in the medical school as one of the Bridges coaches. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, she lectures nationally on obesity medicine and serves on the American Board of Obesity Medicine item writing committee. Dr. Guy serves as Director of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education and is the faculty lead for Differences Matter group on faculty. In these roles she works with learners and faculty, not only to improve diversity, but promote equity and inclusion across the school of medicine.

About Pamela Hopkins, PhD

As co-founder of Enact Leadership, Pamela co-leads strategy, business development, growth and development of a diverse, talented team.
Pamela is driven by her passion for personal and organizational growth, and has dedicated her life’s work to creating opportunities for individuals, teams and entire companies to more deeply introspect to catalyze real transformation. With Enact, Pamela brings an integrated approach to help clients strategically address complex issues through high-stakes facilitation, talent development strategy consulting, diversity and inclusion expertise and executive coaching. Her ultimate goal is to help create healthy, engaged work environments and leave people “in action”.

Prior to Enact, Pamela worked across a multitude of industries and held leadership roles at Levi Strauss & Co., Context Integration and PeopleSoft, and consulting roles with Interaction Associates & Personnel Decisions International.

Pamela holds a Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University in Human Development. She received her BA in Liberal Arts from Russell Sage College in New York and her MA in Educational Psychology from Rhode Island College and a second MA from Fielding Graduate University in Human & Organization Systems. She has participated in post-graduate work in organizational development with National Training Lab, and serves as part of the Management & Psychology faculty at Golden Gate University, teaching several courses in the graduate MBA program and is a speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion for organizations around the world.