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Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

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915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

November 2019

Active Attacker Preparedness Training

Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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An active attacker situation can cause panic and disbelief. Knowing what to do in advance increases your chances of surviving and your reaction matters. While you may have received ALICE active attacker training during your previous educational experiences, the university's training is very different. The university—unlike primary education settings—is an open environment in the middle of a city. In addition, the information you receive in this training will apply to how you respond to an active attacker in other contexts—at…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Maximize Online Tools for Your Career Exploration—Versatile Ph.D., ImaginePh.D., and Handshake

Wednesday, November 20, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you a Humanities or Social Sciences Ph.D. student wanting to learn more about tools to help you explore career options beyond the professoriate? Come join this workshop to learn more about dynamic online tools like Versatile Ph.D., ImaginePh.D., and Handshake. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/9ooQe. We want to ensure full and…

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Inclusive Leadership

Monday, November 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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There is a lot of talk about “Inclusive Leadership” but many are left asking: What is it? Why is it important? How can I do it? This workshop will address these questions by presenting research on the specific traits, elements, and styles of inclusive leaders. Participants will be able to reflect on and share their own experiences and times that they have witnessed others modeling inclusive leadership. We will discuss the benefits of inclusive leadership at the individual and organizational…

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December 2019

Understanding DEI Through the Framework of Global Citizenship

Tuesday, December 3, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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In a globalized world, each person will interact with cultures beyond their own. As the leaders and best, our students go all over the world and work with people from across the globe, and to better enable them to succeed, cultural competency is a necessity. Someone with one plus cultures can adapt and be receptive of other cultures and identities. Context matters, and critical lenses about other cultures impact how we view them. This workshop will focus on critical thinking…

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Rackham Graduate Student Wellness Day

Wednesday, December 4, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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All Rackham graduate students are invited to enjoy a warm meal, a chair massage, and time to chill out. (Massages provided depending on availability.) Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/QA3Dq.

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Racial Microaggressions

Friday, December 6, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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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 microaggression is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.…

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Writing a Diversity Statement

Monday, December 9, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United 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, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is…

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