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The Role of Social Power in Inclusive Leadership


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 […]

Leading with Emotional Effectiveness


“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 […]

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


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 […]

Mentoring Across Differences


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 […]

Living Inside Out: Leading from the Core of Your Values


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 […]

Inclusive Leadership Roundtable


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 […]

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communicating Across Difference


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 […]

Peeling Back the Curtain: Demystifying the Path to Leadership Roles in Academia for First-Generation Students


As a first-generation graduate student, have you ever wondered what the journey to leadership roles in academia, such as dean or chair, looks like? If so, please join us for an exciting virtual professional development panel designed specifically for first-generation students. The main objectives of this panel are to begin to offer a roadmap, insider […]

Seventh Annual Rackham King Talks

Auditorium, 1st Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Join us in the Rackham Auditorium as Rackham students communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. The 2024 MLK Symposium theme is “The 21st Century Struggle: Transforming the Jangling Discords of Our Nation into a Beautiful Symphony.” This line is taken from Dr. King’s famous […]

Creating Inclusive Environments: Inclusive Leadership


Having diverse individuals on a team or in an organization, does not make that space automatically inclusive. Inclusive leaders create environments where a diverse group of individuals can thrive. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss traits and practices of inclusive leaders and why creating an environment in which all employees/members have a seat at […]