Episode 6

People Don't Quit Jobs, They Quit People w/ Alisha M. Pennington

Published on: 22nd February, 2021

On this episode, we discuss the intersection of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and its implications to business with guest Alisha M. Pennington. We get into specifics of D&I within the lens of healthcare, sports medicine, and athletic training.

Show Notes

  1. The business case for diversity
  2. How inclusion matters
  3. Significance of the topic to business/healthcare
  4. Increased diversity/inclusion may lead to……
  5. Increased profitability
  6. Increased employee quality of life
  7. Increased retention
  8. Improved patient outcomes
  9. Express implication of topic to the growth & development of the profession
  10. Organizations/Colleges that employ large numbers of ATs can be at the forefront of diversity and inclusion within our space of healthcare
  11. How employees experience inclusion
  12. Equality-are promotions based on who or what you know?
  13. Openness-do you openly embrace diversity/inclusion and do your actions agree
  14. Belonging-is a culture fostered to make people feel included
  15. Strategies to improve D&I
  16. Systemic led
  17. Increase diverse representation in leadership and critical roles
  18. Strengthen leadership and accountability for delivering D&I goals
  19. Strengthen inclusion
  20. Equal opportunity through fairness and transparency
  21. Example: fair/transparent recruiting/hiring practices
  22. Promote openness/reduce bias and discrimination
  23. Foster belonging through support for diversity
  24. Summary
  25. Diversity is important but so is inclusion which are not exclusive of each other. Diversity/inclusion can lead to improved performance
  26. Value
  27. Improved patient care and outcomes
  28. Recruitment and retention of diverse employees
  29. Increased profitability
  30. References
  31. Hunt V, Prince S, Dixon-Fyle S, Dolan K. Diversity wins: How inclusion matters. McKinsey & Company Report. May 2020
  32. Contact/Support/Questions/Comments
  33. How to contact the initiative to support, collaborate, ask questions:
  34. Email: atlast@atvantagepodcasts.com
  35. GoFundMe
  36. https://www.gofundme.com/f/increasing-diversity-in-athletic-training
  37. CATA virtual symposium 2021
  38. Registration link: https://cvent.me/vvQyay
  39. Guest Contact info
  40. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisha-m-pennington/
  41. Website: https://www.theatvantage.com/
  42. Twitter: @theATvantage
  43. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theATvantage
  44. Instagram: theatvantage
  45. Gratitude and Blessings
  46. Artwork by Jason Eisenberg
  47. Instagram: @dots_and_squares
  48. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoneisenberg00/
  49. Intro/Outro music by Willie B the Ichiban Don
  50. Instagram: @ichibandon
  51. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-brown-25945b168/
  52. Production / Engineering / Editing / Content Creation
  53. Joseph “J Pash” Patrick
  54. Website: https://www.passionnetpro.com/
  55. Twitter: @passionnetpro
  56. Instagram: @passionnetpro
  57. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passionnetpro/
  58. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/passionnetpro/
  59. Gerson Sandoval
  60. Instagram: @thesoundarchitects
  61. Websites: 
  62. https://thesoundarchitects.com/
  63. https://soundbetter.com/profiles/347950-the-sound-architects
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The AT Last Podcast
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change.
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change within their spheres of influence. Hosts Adam Cady, Christopher Bates, and Kristen Ross focus specifically on the issue of “race” in America, its disparaging impact on our society, and how that is reflected within the world of athletic training.
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Christopher Bates

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Christopher Bates is a proud family man and has passionately worked in sports medicine and human performance for over a decade. He is both a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), as well as a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC). Bates' experiences and paradigms for excellence have led to the creation and establishment of several holistic sports medicine and athletic-performance skill development programs across all levels of athletics including Olympic, University, High School and youth.

Currently, Bates serves as the Sports Medicine Manager and Head Athletic Trainer for USA Water Polo’s Men’s Olympic team. Bates also directs the athletic-performance skill development for the team along with the team's dedicated strength and conditioning coach.

Kristen Ross

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Dr. Ross attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas obtaining a Bachelor's degree in athletic training and a Master's in Kinesiology. Dr. Ross later received his Doctorate in Health Sciences with a Specialization in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Dr. Ross has spent the majority of his professional Career providing sports medicine services in performing arts, industrial, and secondary school settings.

Adam Cady

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Adam C. Cady holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from California State University-Fullerton, and a Master of Health Science from Duke University. He is also a graduate of the sports medicine fellowship program at The Steadman Clinic, in Vail, Colorado. He currently works as a Physician Assistant at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, where he specializes in sports medicine.

His current passions/research interests include improving health equity in underserved communities and Functional Medicine.