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October 2020

We’re Biased. So Now What?: Personalizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Many of us are committed to DEI, and accept the extensive evidence from scholarly studies in psychology and neuroscience demonstrating that we all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others. The goals of this workshop are for participants to: 1) gain knowledge of societal biases and self-awareness of their unconscious biases and 2) develop strategies to advocate for inclusion in light of unconscious bias. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Rackham North: Ph.D. Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Wednesday, October 28, 9:30 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online United States

Interviewing for a job beyond the professoriate can differ greatly from the academic job search process. This workshop will focus on helping Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process (including specific tips on interviewing in the current virtual context), and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. While open to all, please note that this session will also include information designed to assist international students navigate the domestic U.S. interview process. We will explicitly discuss…

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King Talks Application Information Session

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

During this session you will learn about the King Talks, best practices for applying to participate, and the benefits of being part of this signature Rackham program. Registration is required at https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/31234. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week…

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Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities: An Introduction for Graduate Students

Thursday, October 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will introduce graduate students to principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. Particularly useful for students interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism, and philanthropy. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/r8l0r. We want to…

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King Talks Application Information Session

Thursday, October 29, 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

During this session you will learn about the King Talks, best practices for applying to participate, and the benefits of being part of this signature Rackham program. Registration is required at https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/31235. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week…

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Rackham 101: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Friday, October 30, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

You're awesome and so is this interactive workshop that will share research based strategies and practical tips for overcoming imposter syndrome. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/R5zvq. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate…

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November 2020

Rackham North: Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Monday, November 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by many employers, both within and beyond academe. This interactive workshop will 1) show how employers are evaluating DEI in job interviews, 2) provide opportunities for reflection on how you demonstrate your commitment to DEI, and 3) provide time for students to practice answering common interview questions related to DEI. This workshop is designed primarily for graduate students seeking jobs beyond the professoriate. This workshop is designed for graduate students…

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Inclusive Leadership

Friday, November 6, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

There is a lot of talk about “Inclusive Leadership” but many are left asking: What is it? Why is it important? How can I do it? This workshop will address these questions by presenting research on the specific traits, elements, and styles of inclusive leaders. Participants will be able to reflect on and share their own experiences and times that they have witnessed others modeling inclusive leadership. We will discuss the benefits of inclusive leadership at the individual and organizational…

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Rackham 101: Communicating Across Differences

Friday, November 6, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Online United States

Learn the art of understanding and communicating with others who share different experiences and backgrounds. Learning this skill will help work towards building positive relationships and dialogue. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/NxznV. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please…

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Rackham North: Faculty Job Interviews

Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Designed for those applying for faculty jobs, this interactive workshop will provide you with a high-level overview of the interview process for faculty positions and give you the opportunity to practice responding to several common interview questions in a low stakes setting with a peer. An experienced faculty member, Prof. Regena Nelson, will co-facilitate the session and answer your questions about faculty job interviews. Prof. Nelson is Chair and Professor of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies at…

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