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June 2021

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

Tuesday, June 22, 10:00 am to 11:30 am 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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Mentoring Across Differences

Thursday, June 24, 10:00 am to 11:30 am 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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Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, June 29, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
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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July 2021

Inclusive Leadership Roundtable

Thursday, July 1, 10:00 am to 11:30 am 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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October 2021

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

Friday, October 1, 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. This workshop is designed for master's students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate…

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November 2021

Leading Effective Collaborative Teams

Monday, November 15, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Online United States

The shape of research, creative scholarship, and teaching is in flux. In order to thrive, students and practitioners need to have the skills and knowledge to excel in collaborative team environments. However, most team leaders and facilitators have trouble helping their teams to identify their assets, understand their group dynamics, navigate conflict, and maintain positive communication. ArtsEngine and Rackham North invite you to an engaging, hands-on workshop designed to give you important facilitation tools you can use to effectively lead…

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