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Cook Children's Presents "Breaking Ice" Theatrical Performance to Deepen Commitment to Inclusion and Equity

BreakingIceAAphoto1.2.2018-1024x683Cook Children's is excited to announce a new initiative aimed at strengthening our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity (IDE). In an effort to foster a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered, the organization will be launching a comprehensive ID&E/Health Equity Training in mid-March.

Prior to the training, however, Cook Children's is offering a unique pre-training event called "Breaking Ice." This acclaimed theatrical group features professional actors and actresses who will perform six live shows in the Hochberger Auditorium in Fort Worth on March 6, 7, and 8. The shows will also be livestreamed to ensure accessibility for a wider audience.

To learn more, please click here for a handout, which details the continuing education credits which are available. Managers: Please share and post this flyer to ensure every member of your team is aware of this event, especially your employees who do not have easy access to email. 

We also want to provide you with a helpful flyer that explains more about this impactful event. Please click here to view.

Each 45-minute performance, followed by a facilitated discussion, will explore crucial ID&E topics through a blend of drama, humor, music, and poetry. This award-winning program aims to spark open and honest dialogue, connect seemingly disparate issues, and ultimately cultivate a more understanding and inclusive workplace culture. 

join the conversationClick here to visit ULearn to register for one of the six shows. There is limited seating in Hochberger Auditorium so sign up today Please note that some content may touch on sensitive topics, so a trigger warning is provided before registration.

Hundreds of Cook Children's leaders already experienced the transformative power of "Breaking Ice" in the fall, and they are eager for all Cook Children's employees to have the same opportunity. This special event will provide a safe and supportive space for employees to connect with each other, challenge personal biases, and actively contribute to building a stronger, more inclusive Cook Children's.

“Everyone's participation is crucial in creating a workplace where individuals feel valued, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves,” said Winifred “Wini” King, Chief Communications, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer. “By living out the organization's core values of Respect, Kindness, Generosity, Imagination, Safety, and Collaboration, Cook Children's can achieve greater strength and unity.

Remember, registration for "Breaking Ice" is available through ULearn, with multiple dates and times to choose from, including virtual options. The in-person experience will be one you won't soon forget, so we encourage you to join us for a live performance.

Consider inviting a co-worker or attend the show as a team for deeper discussion and shared learning. By embarking on this journey together, Cook Children's can create a workplace where everyone thrives.


Join "Breaking Ice" on March 6, 7, or 8 and help build a more inclusive and equitable Cook Children's for all!

Performance Times for the Live Shows by Breaking Ice

WHO: All Cook Children’s employees are invited and encouraged to attend. Livestreaming opportunities will be offered.

WHAT: Breaking Ice is a live theatrical performance group which helps organizations foster a more connected and understanding workplace. This award-winning program uses a unique blend of drama, humor, music, poetry, and movement to spark courageous dialogue around inclusion, diversity and equity (IDE).

WHERE: Hochberger Auditorium at Cook Children’s Medical Center – Fort Worth. Livestreaming will be offered.


Wednesday, March 6: Noon and 5:30 p.m.*

Thursday, March 7: Noon and 5:30 p.m.*

Friday, March 8: 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Our evening and night shift employees are encouraged to attend a 5:30 p.m. show prior to their shifts.

WHY: To prepare the organization for the upcoming ID&E / Health Equity Training in a special and impactful way.

DETAILS: The 45-minute performance, followed by 45-minutes of debriefing and unpacking of important topics, is sure to leave you moved, inspired and changed.

Learning objectives

  • Describe insights the Breaking Ice performance sparked.
  • Define unconscious bias, micro-aggressions and privilege and cite examples of what they look like in behavior/relationship among people in a workplace context. 
  • Identify a part of the performance that they empathize with
  • Identify and commit to one action that they can take to help foster increased inclusivity for patients and healthcare team members.



JA Provider Logo_High ResolutionIn support of improving patient care, Cook Children’s Health Care System is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician: Cook Children’s Health Care System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse: Cook Children's Health Care System designates this live activity for up to 1.5 nursing contact hours. You must register, attend the session in its entirety and complete the evaluation tool.

Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician: Cook Children’s Health Care System designates this knowledge-based activity for 1.5 pharmacy contact hours (.15 CEUs)

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Behavioral Health: Cook Children’s Health Care System certifies that this meets the requirements for continuing education by the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council.

Social Work/LPC/LMFT: This activity provides 1.5 clock/cultural diversity hours.

Psychology: This activity provides 1.5 professional development/cultural diversity hours.

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