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September 2020

DEI Professional Development Certificate Orientation

Monday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This session is for students who have been accepted into the DEI Certificate Program only. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/jxNAd. 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 indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, September 25, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and then faculty-student pairs will have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Over 85% of Rackham doctoral students surveyed report that having a written agreement for successful mentoring is useful. This workshop is facilitated by the MORE…

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Designing Your Life Series

Friday, September 25, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

What is a well-designed life? How do you find a career where you can thrive? Inspired by Stanford's Designing Your Life curriculum, this interactive, six-week online seminar will teach graduate students principles for designing a fulfilling career. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of the online seminar. The seminar includes brief homework assignments, discussions, role-plays, the Gallup Strengths assessment, and out-of-class application activities. Participation will be capped at 50. September 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Online via…

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Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Friday, September 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to the discomfort of 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 microaggression is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Converting CVs to Resumes

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

Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job beyond academia? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult for graduate students. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to learn how to effectively develop a resume using the foundation that you have laid with information from you CV. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can…

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October 2020

Healing Identity Based Trauma

Friday, October 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Many discussions under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion focus on what we can do moving forward, without holding sufficient space to deal with the wounds and potential trauma that inequality, oppression, and marginalization can cause. In the belief that healing is a form of social justice, this session focuses on strategies individuals and communities can use to heal from the trauma of identity-based trauma. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Anti-Racism Workshop

Monday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will center on the conceptualization and application of anti-racism work. Anti-racism work is defined and constructed differently across time and space within and without the academy. How does the way we think about anti-racism impact the approaches to dismantling racism? What are some emerging approaches in the higher education context? Explore what they mean for you and your path in DEI work. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs and Other Networking Opportunities

Thursday, October 8, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

Are you interested in learning how to effectively connect with prospective employers and colleagues? If so, this integrative workshop will help you to develop a strategy and strong pitch to maximize networking opportunities, such as career fairs or conferences. In addition to developing your elevator pitch, we will briefly discuss networking strategies and resources. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration…

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Rackham North: The Power of Storytelling

Friday, October 9, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Charles Jacobs, leadership consultant and author of Management Rewired, will draw on insights from neuroscience and the humanities to share the power of storytelling as an approach to creating change and influencing others. The webinar will include a discussion of the five applications of storytelling and opportunities for applying them to your own scholarly work. Participants should come prepared with an idea or topic to engage with related to their research or a passion project. This workshop is designed for…

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Rackham North: Change It Up!

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

Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/nbkpn. We…

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