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June Lunch & Learn: Chinese Culture & Language

May 4, 2021

Do you have difficulty pronouncing Chinese names such as “Cao”, “Qin”, Xu” and “Zhu”? Did your pronunciation ever get you into awkward situations? Have you wondered what’s the preferred way to greet a Chinese visitor? Are you interested in learning some tips when communicating with Chinese faculty, staff, learners, and visitors? If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, join Jiawei Ribaudo and Melissa Li from Global REACH for a quick guide on Chinese language and Chinese culture. (Bonus: Bring any Chinese names that you are not sure how to pronounce to the session.) Open to all, but please…

Big Hearted Stories: Generations

May 3, 2021

On May 27, 2021, Big Hearts for Seniors will present Big Hearted Stories: Generations, a free (donations welcome) virtual event. This engaging program will provide a platform for talented local storytellers to share their heart-warming, true-life experiences. These compelling stories will bring laughter, inspiration, and maybe even a few tears. Special guests include emcee Vic Strecher, Ph.D. MPH, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the U-M School of Public Health, and former University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Beilein. BHS is comprised of five community-supported programs of Michigan Medicine that serve older adults. Together, Ann Arbor…

OHEI Community Conversation: Starting a Conversation on the Intersection Between Anti Blackness and Anti Asian Hate Facilitator: Stacey Nguyen

April 29, 2021

Community Conversation is an opportunity for faculty, staff and student to come together weekly to engage on meaningful ways to increase belonging at Michigan Medicine. We feel that it is important to carve out space for dialogue, provide support for one another, promote self-care, and share valuable resources. The sessions are designed for space to hear your voice and all are welcome!  OHEI Events Michigan Medicine

The Power of the Introvert Leader

April 27, 2021

Shy, reserved, socially awkward: These terms are often used to describe the Introvert personality type. They're certainly not the words you think of when describing desirable traits for leadership roles. However, teaching, planning, and collaborating are considered strong leadership traits, and many Introverts possess them. Our ever-changing work environment and culture desires leaders who can manage change, take initiative, and build collaborative relationships. Introvert leaders can fill these leadership roles, not by becoming more like the socially gregarious, risk-taking Extroverts who fill so many leadership roles, but by embracing and using what are uniquely Introvert strengths. Find out the compelling--and…

Culture as a Lens into Grief (An Office of Patient Experience & Interpreter Services collaboration)

April 21, 2021

Participants will view a film of interviews with family members of Michigan Medicine Limited English Proficiency(LEP) and American Sign Language(ASL) deceased patients followed by a panel discussion of interpreters. They will describe ethical dilemmas within different cultures, how to navigate patient/family experience during end of life events and considerations of culturally conscious care. After  completing the course, the attendees will be able to explore cultural differences related to end of life events and grief/loss situations, examine the basics of medical interpretation and discuss how to contact and interact with Michigan Medicine interpreters and LEP/ASL patients. The target audience is all…

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Language & Identities

April 16, 2021

In this introduction to LGBTQ+ language and identities, gender identity, attractionality, and pronouns will be discussed. Participants will consider inclusive practices that can be employed as well as how to be an active ally. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own experience with allyhood development and identify strategies for personal and organizational change. Facilitated by Elizabeth González, the Spectrum Center's Education & Training Program Manager. Open to all -- but please register to attend.

OHEI Community Conversation: Major Minor Feelings: An AAPI Experience & Conversation Facilitator: Stacey Nguyen

April 16, 2021

Community Conversation is an opportunity for faculty, staff and student to come together weekly to engage on meaningful ways to increase belonging at Michigan Medicine. We feel that it is important to carve out space for dialogue, provide support for one another, promote self-care, and share valuable resources. The sessions are designed for space to hear your voice and all are welcome! Please join us, as we gather to bring awareness to & process through recent events surrounding Anti-Asian violence, racism, & xenophobia. During our time together, we hope to create community & support for those who participate. OHEI Events…

The Civility Project

April 16, 2021

This workshop is open to faculty and staff, and is sponsored by the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) Advocacy & Professional Development subcommittee. The Civility Project with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson brings their story and their perspectives on the importance of civility, despite different stances and perspectives, to communities, workplaces, and audiences throughout the Midwest. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: Agree to disagree Engage in civil conversation Build respect for each other’s humanity Learn to listen to other sides Use what you hear to challenge or affirm your own views Stay curious Register online

The Civility Project

April 15, 2021

The Civility Project with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson brings their story and their perspectives on the importance of civility, despite different stances and perspectives, to communities, workplaces, and audiences throughout the Midwest. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: Agree to disagree Engage in civil conversation Build respect for each other’s humanity Learn to listen to other sides Use what you hear to challenge or affirm your own views Stay curious Register on the Faculty Development website (faculty only)