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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Cultivating More Generative Spaces to Remedy the Current Crises of Clinician Burnout and DEI

Naj Wikoff
Artist and Facilitator, Director of Marketing, Aesthetics, Inc., Vice President, National Organization for the Arts in Healthcare (NOAH)

The healthcare industry is being shaken by two, intertwined challenges intensified by the pandemic: clinician burnout and addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Our opportunity in the design and management of healthcare facilities is to use our skills to address these challenges through the generative space processes. How can we facilitate a shift from a transactional relationship between clinicians and patients to one that is more mutually beneficial and life-enhancing?  How can we engage a healthcare provider’s internal and external communities in ways that result in creating spaces that are truly welcoming to all individuals in a manner that meets the test of DEI?
In this session, we will collaboratively address these urgent questions by using the concept of generative space to propose measurable goals and initiatives for making a difference that will include our proposing strategic partners and participants for new initiatives to remedy these crises.



1.  Learn about the scope and impact that these two challenges are having on the healthcare industry.

2.  Learn about positive initiatives already taking place that are addressing these two challenges.

3.  Learn how cultivating more generative spaces can open doors for honest and trusting communication.

4.  Learn how to create and implement initiatives that can be pursued, ideally, with other like-minded attendees.