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September 2021

Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Friday, September 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

How do you assess whether organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join us to learn about how to assess various aspects of an organization’s culture during the job and internship search process through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the challenges of navigating this process and practice actionable strategies to evaluate an organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.…

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Restoration, Transformation, and Leadership: Centering Healing in the Actions We Take Towards Racial Equity

Tuesday, September 28, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Are you interested in learning how you and/or your organization can make the shift toward healing-centered engagement? Are you interested looking for contemplative practices that can aid in your personal racial healing as you work toward racial equity in larger communities? This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to engage these questions and engage in critical self-reflection on one's level of commitment, courage, and cultural intelligence. Attendees will be exposed to the concept of healing centered engagement and leadership…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Internships

Wednesday, September 29, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Bring your questions about internships! During this informal, conversational session, Rackham staff will answer your questions about doing an internship as a doctoral student. Topics we will cover include: How to talk to your advisor about making an internship a part of your graduate training Answering questions about Rackham’s internship programs Strategies for looking for internships The benefits of doing an internship as a doctoral student How to make the most of an internship Tips for writing cover letters and…

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Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

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

Please note: This session is intended for participants of Rackham's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is used in multiple ways in the Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate program. Participants complete the IDI at the beginning and end of the certificate as an evaluation tool for the program. Once the IDI is completed for the first time, participants can join one of a number of group results sessions. This session focuses on the theoretical foundations of…

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October 2021

Graduate Student Career Pathways: Cover Letters and Resumes for Internships and Positions Beyond the Tenure Track

Monday, October 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for Rackham internship programs, but is open to any graduate students seeking guidance around cover letters and resumes for positions beyond tenure track roles. The process of synthesizing your academic experiences into strong application materials for jobs beyond academia can be challenging but rewarding. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity for graduate students to learn how to effectively develop a resume using the foundation that they have laid with information from…

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Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Please note: This session is intended for participants of Rackham's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is used in multiple ways in the Rackham PD DEI Certificate Program. Participants complete the IDI at the beginning and end of the certificate as an evaluation tool for the program. Once the IDI is completed for the first time, participants can join one of a number of group results sessions. This session focuses on the theoretical foundations of the…

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

Thursday, October 7, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This interactive workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. Understand and articulate best practices for preparing to enter communities, engaging with communities, and exiting communities in positive, humanizing, and sustainable ways. Reflect on how social identities, power, and privilege impact community engagement work. Develop skills for communicating effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders and building a positive rapport in order to…

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Rackham Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Transferable Skills

Thursday, October 14, 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT
Online United States

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the graduate student community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The topic for this session is transferable skills—translating skills you've gained during graduate school to the job market. We’ll spend the first few minutes reviewing transferable skills, and the remainder of the session discussing different types of graduate school experiences, with a focus on articulating the transferable skills gained from these experiences. To get the most out…

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Cover Letter Writing for Teaching-Focused Faculty Positions

Monday, October 18, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you seeking teaching-focused faculty positions? This interactive workshop with Professor Deborah Field of Adrian College will provide you with advice and strategies for tailoring your cover letter to effectively communicate your teaching skills and interests. Please note: this workshop will be held in-person, not via Zoom. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/wlkMQ. 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…

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Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communicating Across Difference

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss the ways in which conflict can manifest in our academic and personal spheres and will explore strategies to navigate and address difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in the future. Learning objectives: Participants will be exposed to the idea that conflict is culturally grounded Participants will reflect on the ways in which their…

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