35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


How to Take Anti-Racism Global: A Case Study of Boston Scientific’s ARCH Training Program

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S6-B
When: April 7, 2022
Level: Intermediate
Track: DEI Strategy
Presenters: Alecia Edmonds, Boston Scientific  |  Meg Grow, Boston Scientific  |  Dr. Sarah Nodarse, Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)  |  Tamara Thorpe, LCW


How do you take your anti-racism training global to 29,000 employees? How do you design an anti-racism training solution that is global from the start, working across different languages, contexts, roles, work settings, and local histories?

This session uses Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) as a case study to share how a company-wide commitment to anti-racism played out globally with its multi-year ARCH (Anti-Racism and Cultural History) program, launched at the end of 2020. Session participants get hands-on experience (in small groups) exploring the challenges and opportunities involved in designing and delivering anti-racism training at different levels of the employee population, for different parts of the world.

We will also share samples of just-in-time tools and variations on content that have been effectively used at BSC and wrap up with stories about the program’s impact and how leaders are re-tooling organizational systems for a more equitable future inside and outside the company.

Learning Outcomes

• Frame global anti-racism training, using Boston Scientific Corporation as a case study
• Apply a model for addressing anti-racism anywhere in the world
• Sample just-in-time anti-racism tools and content used at BSC with different audiences

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