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May 2022

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

Thursday, May 19, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 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. Presenter: Natasha Turman (she/her/hers), Director, Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program This workshop is designed for master's students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For…

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The Role of Social Power in Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, May 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Understanding social power, and our relationships to it, is foundational to practicing inclusive leadership. In order to work with diverse groups towards shared goals, effective, inclusive leaders are aware of power dynamics and navigate them in ways that share power among group members. However, this is easier said than done. Where does your power come from? Where do you see power operating in your organizations, departments, and communities? What does your relationship to power mean for your ability to leverage…

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Leading with Emotional Effectiveness

Thursday, May 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 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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Restorative Circle on Anti-Black, White Supremacist Violence

Friday, May 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

A circle is a versatile restorative practice that can be used proactively, to develop relationships and build community, or reactively, to respond to wrongdoing, conflicts, and problems. Circles give people an opportunity to speak and listen to one another in an atmosphere of safety, decorum, and equality. This circle will be a space to share your experience about anti-Black, white supremacist violence with the purpose of listening, storytelling and connecting with others. Register at https://myumi.ch/M9E69 We want to ensure full…

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

Tuesday, May 31, 12:00 pm to 1:30 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 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 as…

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June 2022

Mentoring Across Differences

Thursday, June 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will address challenges that emerge in mentoring relationships related to the players’ social identities and their intersection. Through a variety of interactive activities and case studies, participants will be able to explore from a distance the way bias plays out in mentoring relationships, dive into closer practice to recognize their own bias from a mentor’s perspective, and develop strategies to interrupt various biases to ensure particular kinds of collaborations with members of their (future) teams. Participants will also…

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Living Inside Out: Leading from the Core of Your Values

Tuesday, June 7, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 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 What are your core values? Why do they matter to you? The benefits of living your core values How to leverage them in all areas of your life How they align with inclusive leadership. Presenter: Brian Townsend (he/him/his), Director of Leadership Development and Community Engagement, Michigan Athletics…

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Inclusive Leadership Roundtable

Thursday, June 9, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

The theory behind inclusive leadership is vast. It has connections with emotional intelligence, communication, understanding team dynamics, mentoring, and more. The other nine workshops in this series focused on the theory and application. For this round table, we gathered a panel of faculty and staff who have experience using inclusive leadership in their fields. Join us for a round table where you will learn to go beyond the theory and hear real life experience about using inclusive leadership in practice.…

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Rackham Minority Serving Institutions Initiative Coffee Chat Series: Bearing Witness to Racialized Fear While Being Black in the Academy—Lessons Learned about Belonging from Black History Month to Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 22, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

To all who yearn to hear it, contrary to what it may look (and feel) like at times: YOU BELONG HERE. Sense of belonging is a basic human need, fundamentally important to our existence. Yet, the academy is comprised of racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, and other oppressive forces (e.g., policies, practices) that compound and conspire in the alienation, degradation, and marginalization of people of color, especially those who identify as "Black/African American" or those who learn, study, or work at…

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August 2022

Rackham SROP Virtual Symposium 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Join the Rackham Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) student participants on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 9 am-4 pm to learn about their research over the past 9 weeks.

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