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Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

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915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

September 2019

Negotiating Skills—Exploring What to Do Before, During, and After Your Academic Job Offer

Thursday, September 19, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Long before you are on the faculty job market, it is important to prepare for the offer. Negotiating an academic position should never be an afterthought. In fact, wise negotiating requires education, planning, and practice. This interactive seminar will provide you with strategies to determine what to ask for and how to ask for what you need and want. You will also leave with recommendations concerning what you should do before, during, and after the academic job offer. This workshop…

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Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Orientation

Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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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. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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October 2019

Change It Up!

Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United 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. 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…

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It’s in the Syllabus and Other First-Generation College Student Experiences

Tuesday, October 8, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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An immersive, playfully disorienting encounter, It’s in the Syllabus and Other First Generation College Student (FGCS) Experiences offers participants a complex view of a heterogenous identity group: students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Because this session focuses on interventions instructors can make in the classroom, it is appropriate for faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff who have an instructional role. Participants witness several different intersecting stories about FGCS experiences and challenges, which confront stereotypes…

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Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, October 11, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently to identify their own objectives and styles initially, and then faculty-student pairs have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Our mentoring committee places high value on this exercise because we know that of Rackham students who have written mentoring plans, 86% report that they find them useful.…

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November 2019

Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, November 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently to identify their own objectives and styles initially, and then faculty-student pairs have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Our mentoring committee places high value on this exercise because we know that of Rackham students who have written mentoring plans, 86% report that they find them useful.…

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Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

Wednesday, November 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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The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. You will learn to: Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results Utilize strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization You will benefit by:…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Pitch Perfect—How to Effectively Network and Build a Strong Pitch

Tuesday, November 12, 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 interested in learning how to effectively connect with colleagues and prospective employers? If so, this integrative workshop will help you to develop a strong pitch that can be used in networking opportunities. Come and a) learn about the process of networking, b) understand who is in your network, and c) understand University Career Center networking resources. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see…

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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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