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May 2021

What’s Next? Constellations & Orientations: New Ways to Think About Your Skills

Friday, May 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Understanding your skills is a crucial part of exploring careers and figuring out your next steps. But what do we actually mean when we talk about “skills”? This workshop will introduce a critical, contextual, and creative approach to skills that draws on your humanities training and experiences. You will leave with a personalized strategy for understanding what you’re good at—not just a generic list of skills. You will also have a chance to imagine how you can use your skills…

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What’s Next? Disciplinary Career Panels: Humanities

Friday, May 21, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Panelists include: Ethriam Brammer, Assistant Dean at Rackham Graduate School (Ph.D., English) Catalina Esguerra, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs Manager at University of Virginia (Ph.D., Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics) Chris Gerben, Vice President of Marketing at Smokeball Legal Software (Ph.D., English) Briann Greenfield, Executive Director at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Ph.D., American Studies) Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/MEwqD. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this…

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What’s Next? Disciplinary Career Panels: Social Sciences

Friday, May 21, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Panelists include: Ashley Reid Brown, Principal Consultant at ghSMART (Ph.D., Political Science and Public Policy) Jeremy Welland, Global Head of Data Science and Analytics at Google (Ph.D., Economics) Mary Wright, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning and Executive Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University (Ph.D., Sociology) Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/MEwqD. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow…

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Rackham Minority Serving Institutions Initiative Coffee Chat Series: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions in Context and Practice

Wednesday, May 26, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This talk shares the journey of establishing Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI), the federal government’s most recent Minority-Serving Institution designated to serve Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. Current descriptive and demographic data will be shared, charting the 14-year growth of AANAPISIs within our postsecondary education system. In doing so, a more accurate portrait of AAPI students will be presented to emphasize the complexity of their educational experiences. Speaker: Mike Hoa Nguyen is assistant…

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June 2021

Leading Inclusive Teams

Tuesday, June 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

In this interactive session, students will work through a team decision-making exercise. We will then debrief the exercise in light of the cutting edge science and best practices for leading inclusive teams. We will explore the value of diversity in teams, the need to create equitable and inclusive participation in team meetings, how to facilitate effective team task-debates to leverage team diversity, and how to manage team influence dynamics to make data-driven, anti-bias high-quality team decisions. Speaker: Lindy Greer (she/her),…

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Living Inside Out: Leading from the Core of Your Values

Thursday, June 3, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

Living Inside Out is an opportunity for us to become more fully who we want to be, boost decision making and problem solving skills, and enhance our management of relationships. We will explore (1) What are your core values? (2) Why do they matter to you? (3) The benefits of living your core values (4) How to leverage them in all areas of your life (5) How they align with inclusive leadership. Speaker: Brian Townsend (he/him/his), Director of Leadership Development…

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Integrating Critical Perspectives into Leadership: Moving Theory and Practice Towards Inclusion and Justice

Tuesday, June 8, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

This session will provide a foundational exploration of critical social theory and the utility of cultivating critical perspectives to interrogate leadership theory and practice. Participants will learn the art of deconstruction and reconstruction of leadership theory and practice, to challenge dominant norms and discover how to engage in leadership grounded in social justice and inclusion. Speaker: Natasha Turman (she/her/hers), Director, Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/R5llQ. We want to ensure full and equitable participation…

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Leading with Emotional Effectiveness

Thursday, June 10, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

“Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” - Carl Jung It’s no secret that emotions can influence our motivation and behavior or even control us. However, inclusive leaders are able to understand and regulate their emotions and reactions This is called emotional intelligence. This workshop provides an overview of emotional intelligence and its four components: Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. Attendees will gain tools to help…

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Empowering Teams and Building Trust Through Experiential Learning

Tuesday, June 15, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

“Make your fun have meaning.” Through a variety of interactive problem-solving activities and outdoor experiences, Adventure Leadership facilitators regularly help teams develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships to others within their organization’s environment. A significant part of this process relies heavily on creating a secure space for exploration—both physically and emotionally. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle, Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development, and Project Adventure’s Challenge By Choice philosophy to…

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A Mindful Mindset for Engaged Leadership

Thursday, June 17, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

To be mindful means cultivating an awareness of the interconnected nature of our lives with a commitment to lead a life with dignity. Our workshop draws on the Mindful Mindset framework (Mahalingam, 2019), a holistic approach to mindfulness drawing from intersectionality theory, Buddhist psychology, social justice, and labor studies, developed by BLI Director and Professor of Psychology Ram Mahalingam. This framework centers on inclusive leadership through the dignity and interconnectedness of all human beings at the center of mindfulness and…

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