AVMA is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout the veterinary profession. The Journey for Teams program, created by the AVMA in conjunction with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE), gives every member of the veterinary community a pathway to foster DEI in our workplaces. It’s a comprehensive and collaborative program that engages and empowers individual team members to build support and understanding of DEI from the ground up. 

How does Journey for Teams work? 
Any veterinary professional can sign up to participate in Journey for Teams. The journey is—as its name implies—intended to be a sustained effort. And as a participant, you choose how to use the program. You might decide to delve into the foundational concepts around DEI first, or you might use it to continue work already started.

There are four Journey for Teams volumes in total, covering a wide range of subjects: supporting teams; fostering an extraordinary workplace; walking the walk with clients; embracing community; and more.

Each volume is comprised of four modules with related learning material, discussion guides, a survey, and CE quiz (required for participants to earn CE credit). You can start with module 1 and continue sequentially, or you can skip around to explore topics most pertinent to you and your workplace. It’s up to you. 

Educating the whole team 
One of the best ways to bring about lasting change in the workplace is to involve every individual. We encourage teams to undergo the learning process together to promote dialogue and exploration of these key topics.  

Journey for Teams Partners