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March 2019

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. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/J7XDY.

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Rackham North: 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

Write Together

Monday, April 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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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Rackham North: 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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Ph.D. Connections: A Career Conference

Friday, April 5, 8:00 am to 5:15 pm EDT
4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Ph.D. Connections is a one-day career conference designed to support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in their exploration of career paths beyond academe. Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows will learn about non-faculty career opportunities through interactive sessions with Ph.D.s working in diverse fields and workshops focused on career exploration and job search preparation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the keynote presenter, L. Maren Wood, Ph.D. (Co-Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) who will kick-off the day’s events. Co-sponsored…

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Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, April 9, 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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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude continues to be a highly sought out asset among employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide insight on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership through valuable insight on how Google has integrated DEI concepts within their organization. Two leading experts from Google will facilitate the discussion in an effort to prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those…

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Standing Up for Yourself: Assertive Communication in Graduate School

Tuesday, April 9, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Do you want to increase your skills to stand up for yourself? In this workshop, we will Learn how to overcome the stress barrier in confrontational situations Identify strategies for resiliency and positive self-talk Practice the verbal and nonverbal skills needed to be assertive in interpersonal communication Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aAjPZ.

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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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Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI

Friday, April 12, 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 workshop aims to address the importance of health and wellness in DEI spaces and among DEI advocates. Resources and tools on how to incorporate wellness into social justice initiatives will be shared. The workshop will also go in depth on how advocates and allies can prioritize their wellness to promote well-being in shared spaces and among peers. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aMPnD.

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Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebration Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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The Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is proud to announce this year's certificate recipients. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of program participants. The ceremony will feature the Dean of Rackham Graduate School and student keynote speakers. A reception will immediately follow in the Assembly Hall. Friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to join our celebration ceremony! Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be made available in August for interested graduate students and postdoctoral…

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