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February 2021

Rackham North: Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Monday, February 8, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

How do you assess whether organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an applicant? Come 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…

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Rackham North: Diversity in STEM

Tuesday, February 16, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Online United States

This workshop discusses the impact diversity has on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the importance of academic success, cultural competence, and socio-political consciousness. This session provides an overview of how persons from a diverse background can obtain and maximize grants, social support, mentoring, and training to become independent leaders in STEM. Additional workshop topics include developing a research identity and funding portfolio. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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Rackham North: We’re Biased. So Now What?—Personalizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Many of us are committed to DEI and accept the extensive evidence from scholarly studies in psychology and neuroscience demonstrating that we all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others. The goals of this workshop are for participants to: 1) gain knowledge of societal biases and self-awareness of their unconscious biases and 2) develop strategies to advocate for inclusion in light of unconscious bias. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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March 2021

Rackham North: Leading Effective Collaborative Teams

Wednesday, March 3, 12:00 pm to 1:00 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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Rackham North: Cultural Competencies During the Interview Process

Monday, March 8, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Online United States

Attend this session to learn more about inclusive interviewing from both sides. We will talk about how cultural awareness and experiences influence power dynamics during an interview. We will also discuss how employers might structure a culturally competent interview. To this end, you'll learn and practice responses that center on your authentic self. You'll also hear what's universal about the interview process so you can prepare for the conversations. This session is tailored for international and BIPOC students and postdocs…

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Rackham North: Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, March 16, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by many employers, both within and beyond academe. This interactive workshop will 1) show how employers are evaluating DEI in job interviews, 2) provide opportunities for reflection on how you demonstrate your commitment to DEI, and 3) provide time for students to practice answering common interview questions related to DEI. This workshop is designed primarily for graduate students seeking non-academic jobs beyond the professoriate. This workshop is designed for graduate…

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Rackham North: Strategies and Resources for Improving Productivity and Time Management

Wednesday, March 24, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This one-hour interactive session will provide graduate students with strategies and resources for improving their time management and productivity. We will discuss the culture and features of life as a graduate student, examine how individuals react and respond to productivity demands, and share best practices and resources for creating individual productivity plans. 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…

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April 2021

Rackham North: Knowing Your Strengths

Monday, April 19, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Research shows that knowing and focusing on your strengths helps to increase your engagement and satisfaction at work. Come and learn how using a strengths-based approach will help you to achieve higher levels of overall personal well-being, productivity, and professional success. As a pre-requisite of this workshop, you will take the Gallup Strengthsfinder assessment to learn your top five strengths. Please note that the deadline to register…

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September 2021

Rackham North: DEI Professional Development Certificate Information Session

Friday, September 10, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Did you know Rackham offers a DEI Professional Development Certificate designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity? Attend this introduction session to learn about the requirements of the program and discover how this certificate can prepare you to enter a diverse and global job market. Find out more about the program on our DEI Certificate page. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Rackham North: International Student Panel on Transitioning to Graduate School

Monday, September 13, 9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
Online United States

The first semester of graduate school can be a stressful time of transition, and international students may face additional challenges in transitioning to graduate school in the United States. In this session designed particularly for incoming international students, you will learn about the research on common challenges graduate students face in their first year, and hear from experienced international students about strategies they used to successfully navigate these challenges. Resources that are particularly helpful in supporting students in their transition…

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