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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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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Moving Beyond Failure and Actively Cultivating a More Equitable Academy

Tuesday, October 5, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Systems of higher education in the United States create differential advantage and disadvantage for the people who work and learn in them. When individuals move through these systems—as administrators, instructors, or learners—they make choices to participate in the perpetuation or the disruption of these inequities. While some perpetuation of inequity can be attributed to ignorance, it is often true that individuals who do understand the harmful impacts of unjust behavior, processes, and structures often fail to address them. This session…

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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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Intro to LGBTQ+ Identities and Inclusive Language

Tuesday, October 12, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

The Spectrum Center will be presenting an introduction to LGBTQ+ language and identities. Gender identity, attractionality, and pronouns will be introduced. Participants will engage in discussion around inclusive practices that can be employed as well as how to be an active ally. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own experience with allyhood development and identify strategies for personal and organizational change. Learning Objectives: PERSONAL AWARENESS – Participants will: Identify how social identities and personal motivations impact…

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Racial Microaggressions

Wednesday, October 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to discomfort in openly discussing race, racism, and white supremacy. In this workshop we hope to foster an intellectually humble environment within which to unpack racial microaggressions, address common barriers to intervening when a racial microaggressions is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. Learning objectives: Identify elements of systemic racism and understand it’s…

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