DE&I Summit events celebrating progress, addressing challenges

November 8, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

The U-M Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit is underway — and its events are giving campus community members the opportunity to learn about the work completed during the past year on both universitywide and unit-based plans to improve diversity, equity and inclusion.

“The summit is a way of making it clear to our community that diversity, equity and inclusion are part of the fabric of our community; that DEI is not a fad,” said Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. “This week of central and unit activities is an opportunity to hold ourselves publicly accountable to our plan and to celebrate our accomplishments. It is a chance to shine a light on what is working well and to move on from what is not working.”

Among the highlights of the week is a keynote address at Michigan Medicine by Neha Sangwan, M.D., entitled “Bridging the Divide: Powerful Tools to Improve Your Next Conversation.” Sangwan is the CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, an internal medicine physician and communication expert.

Her speech — in addition to remarks from members of the Michigan Medicine leadership team and the presentation of diversity, equity and inclusion mini-grants — is free and open to all in the Michigan Medicine community:

When: Thursday, Nov. 9

Schedule: Remarks from leadership, 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.; keynote address, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; DEI mini-grant awards, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Kahn Auditorium, BSRB

Click here for a full schedule of Diversity Summit events.