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January 2019

Designing a DEI Workshop

Wednesday, January 23, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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This workshop is designed only for participants in the Professional Development DEI Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aVZoD.

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Transferable Skills for Ph.D. Students: Part 2

Wednesday, January 23, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST

Understanding what transferable skills are, and how to communicate what yours are to employers is extremely important. Building on what we discussed last semester, the University Career Center will be presenting the second portion of the transferable skills workshop for you (graduate students). We will focus on how to describe transferable skills in resumes and cover letters as an introduction. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6wEZN.

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Disability Awareness

Thursday, January 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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This workshop aims to increase baseline knowledge, initiate discussion, and clarify myths and facts about people with disabilities. Participants will gain a better understanding of disability issues and the disability community as a whole. It will also address how to best serve individuals with disabilities and provide suggestions on etiquette that you can use in your everyday life. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6vEAr.

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Write Together

Monday, January 28, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor,48109United States
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Write Together sessions provide structure, space, and time for graduate writers working on papers, theses, and dissertations. Write-together sessions bring graduate writers into a common quiet space to work. We will also offer short presentations on writing and work productivity, distribute writing support and information. Refreshments will be provided.

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Women in Engineering Panel

Thursday, January 31, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Data tells us that women are underrepresented in many engineering fields. During this event, panelists will discuss their strategies for career success. Panelist include: Tershia Pinder-Grover, CRLT Engineering Anne Juggernauth, UMOR Office of Tech Transfer Carolyn Kuranz, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Constance Savander, Maritime Research Associates Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/aMjoN.

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February 2019

Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Professional Career

Monday, February 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit? Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it,” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? What if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route—is it really necessary? At this workshop you will learn…

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Applying Principles of Community Engagement for Graduate Students

Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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This workshop is intended for graduate students who have already attended an Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities workshop or those with some familiarity or experience with community engagement. In this intermediate level workshop, participants will apply core principles for thoughtfully engaging with communities into their practice, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways, with an attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Particularly useful for students interested in community engagement, DEI, social…

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Procrastination: How to Recognize It and How to Manage It

Thursday, February 7, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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We have all been in situations where procrastination has hurt our productivity. This panel of graduate students and postdocs will discuss and share best practices on how to identify, prevent, and manage procrastination. If you attend this event, consider taking the time management workshop on March 14. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/65ZGd.

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DEI Symposium: Scholarship, Leadership, and Advocacy

Friday, February 8, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Rackham Graduate School's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program will be host a DEI Symposium on February 8, 2019. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Damon A. Williams, author of Strategic Diversity Leadership and Founder of the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy and brief presentations by graduate student DEI leaders. Showcased in the symposium will be graduate student scholars, leaders, and advocates that have been successful in creating an inclusive environment for their colleagues. The University of Michigan Chief Diversity…

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CV to Resume

Monday, February 11, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job outside of academia? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult. 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 their CV. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JDYRX.

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DEI Conversation: Intersectionality

Thursday, February 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Join your Rackham peers for a DEI conversation about intersectionality. Everyone has multiple visible and invisible identities that influence their experiences and create a lens in which they view others and perceive themselves. During this session, we will discuss identities in the context of intersectionality. During this DEI Conversation, we will 1) define intersectionality and discuss how we experience it, 2) talk about how DEI initiatives at U-M can enhance students’ understanding of intersectionality, and 3) discuss how moving forward…

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CUTS: CRLT Players

Tuesday, February 19, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Though many universities aspire to cultivate a climate that is welcoming to the members of their diverse student, faculty, and staff bodies, we know that the lived experiences of many in our communities don't always align with these aspirations. In this CRLT Players session, participants will think together about the many forces that shape campus climate and work toward developing or refining a skill set that will allow them to respond productively and compassionately to individuals who have negative experiences…

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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, February 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Have you often succeeded on an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn’t do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven’t done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of imposter syndrome thinking. This interactive session will share insights from the scholarship on imposter syndrome and related psychological constructs and provide strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome. Pre-registration is requested at…

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Sharing Options Cover Letter Writing for Ph.D. Students

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

Cover letters are an essential part of the job search process. However, crafting them is often very difficult. The University Career Center will host an educational and practical workshop that introduces you to the purpose of the cover letter and how to effectively describe yourself and your experience within a cover letter. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6QmkO.

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Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

Thursday, February 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Do you need a Curriculum Vitae (CV), but all you have is a resume? CVs are required to apply for research and academic positions, and very often for fellowships and scholarships. If you've had a resume for a while, but you are now pursuing research and you need to develop a CV, this workshop is for you. If you have a resume, bring a printout to the workshop. Bring a laptop if available. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/Jm05y.

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March 2019

Social Justice Journey

Wednesday, March 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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This module is geared towards groups that have more experience in social justice work. Participants are prompted in high levels of thinking on their own identities, communicating across identities, understanding power and oppression, and how they engage with these topics with others who are at differing levels of understanding social justice complexity. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/abg45.

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Big-Picture Time Management

Thursday, March 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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You've probably heard of life hacks that help you use your time more efficiently. Why not think about managing your time in the bigger picture? How are you actually using your time? This workshop is based on the book 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. You will complete a time-tracking exercise prior to the workshop to help you understand how you actually use your time. During the workshop, we will discuss our results in…

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Liberating Structures

Friday, March 15, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Learn flexible facilitation techniques that maximize inclusion and participation in meetings, classrooms, and community discussions. These structures can help you center participant voices by expanding your repertoire beyond familiar discussion formats (open discussion, small group, think-pair-share). Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JyEXM.

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Microaggressions Session

Monday, March 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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We hear the term “microaggressions” more frequently now than ever before. Is it because this microaggression culture has just emerged and people are “overly sensitive” while others are all of a sudden engaging in these sorts of acts? Absolutely not. These daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights, whether overt, subtle, or unintentional, have become a huge area of concern. Whether one believes this phenomenon is real, perceived, or a made-up term for invalid experiences, you all will benefit from this…

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Interviewing for Non-Faculty Jobs

Thursday, March 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Interviewing for the non-faculty job search can differ greatly from the academic job search process. This workshop will focus on helping master's and Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6kEM8.

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Change It Up!

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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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. <p.Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/J7XDY.

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Revising Your Diversity Statement

Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, you will bring a draft of your diversity statement and spend time giving and receiving feedback on it with your peers using a rubric. If you have not yet written a draft diversity statement, you will be…

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April 2019

Positive Leadership

Thursday, April 4, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Incorporating elements from Positive Organizational Scholarship, Design Science, and the Student Leadership Challenge, this workshop will provide participants the opportunity to view leadership from both a pragmatic and theoretical lens. Participants will also assess their own leadership styles prior to the event, and receive direct feedback on how to improve their ability to inspire and connect with others while driving results. Pre-registration Is requested at https://myumi.ch/Lzb7b.

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Ice Cream Mixer on Internship Experiences

Thursday, April 11, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Are you planning to do a summer internship? How do you get the most out of that opportunity and leverage it to achieve your long-term career goals? At this event, you will have the opportunity to chat—over ice cream!—at roundtables with experienced graduate students who have successfully navigated a summer internship. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/a84RM.

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