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Change it Up!

September 29, 2022

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. You will learn to: Identify self-awareness and social responsibility as qualities of strong personal leadershipDiscuss your own and others’ identities and experiencesDetermine the various options for effectively intervening during a negative situationDevelop your ability to assess which intervention option is based on the situationDiscuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills within…

Fall DEI Big Read: Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”

September 29, 2022

This 2016 New York Times bestseller by comedian and The Daily Show host Noah Trevor is the MSA's Fall DEI Big Read. A memoir of growing up as a mixed-race child in South Africa during the apartheid era,  it's a poignant, wise and witty tale of found grace and resilience. Everyone in the U-M community is welcome to attend this discussion, but please register here to receive the Zoom link prior to this virtual event.

October Lunch & Learn | Dr. Rita Fields: A Testament to Resilience & Possibility

September 28, 2022

Among the many roles she currently holds, UM-Flint School of Management Rita Fields, Ph.D., is the dual CEO of both 313 Industries, Inc., and Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC; Lighthouse Michigan's chief talent & strategy officer; and a board member of several high-profile Metro Detroit nonprofits. Remarkable even if you didn't know she was once a 17-year-old homeless and pregnant high school dropout. This powerful presentation is open to all. Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the session. Open to all, but please register here to attend. URL link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu-p0fZI9ayB73qvCC7l9ouls88XUG5WY1P2npWy_Ry1x6rA/viewform

FYI Series: Your Vote 2022: Everything you need to know

September 27, 2022

Before you know it, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will be here. Are you ready to cast your vote? Whether you plan to mail in your ballot or go to your polling place, how can you make sure your vote will count? Lynne Kochmanski, president of the League of Women Voters of Washtenaw County, has you covered -- regardless of where you live. All are welcome to this highly informative, non-partisan, just-the-facts, virtual presentation. Open to all, but please register here to attend this virtual event. URL link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejcndYhrKATwSCrS18vxnnBqnuemQBuQNiFD8qu9H3dRNr2w/viewform

OHEI/OMSE Community Conversation: Health Equity Advocacy & Social Justice: On Campus & Beyond

September 22, 2022

These are challenging times. Climate change, war, poverty, surging gun violence, an ongoing pandemic, intractable racism, provider shortages and healthcare disparities make our lives and our work more difficult but also make our work more important, meaningful and impactful. Recent supreme court decisions are weighing heavily on many caregivers, and our nation’s political polarization makes it more complicated to navigate different belief systems and our roles as patient advocates. Panelists: Louito Edje, M.D., MHPE, FAAFP Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, University of Cincinnati College of MedicineJustin D. Hodge, M.S.W., Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, Washtenaw County CommissionerMaya Kobersy,…

Behavioral Interviewing: How to Reduce Bias in Interviewing through Consistent Hiring Processes

July 21, 2022

Training your interviewers is an important and often overlooked piece of a fair and effective hiring process. Well-trained interviewers protect your department from unintentional discrimination and ensure a process that results in better hires for your team.   All are welcome, whether you are new to interviewing, want a refresher, or just want insight into the interviewing process.    This training will cover the following topics: Behavioral Based Interviewing vs Traditional Interviewing Evaluating/Assessing Candidate AnswersProper Interview Note Taking Techniques Utilizing Rubrics Unconscious BiasLegal & Illegal Interview Questions This program is highly interactive and includes small group breakout sessions. Register on the Faculty Development website This workshop is…

Compassionate Leadership

July 21, 2022

Whether crisis is in the world or within a team, compassionate leaders can acknowledge and respond to painful emotions and promote hope, collaboration, and healing. Participants will learn principles and practices for positive leadership during times of crisis and change. Informed by research and best practices from compassionate organizations, participants will have opportunities for reflection and discussion as they learn strategies to support themselves and their colleagues in difficult times. This is an interactive session with time for group discussion.  Register on the Faculty Development website This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for…

Crucial Accountability

July 21, 2022

This workshop is open to faculty and staff. This is a 2-part workshop. Participants must attend both parts. February 8, 2023  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.February 15, 2023  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This workshop will help you learn how to deal with bad behavior, disruptive colleagues, and difficult bosses or employees. You will learn a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency, and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make the course both entertaining and engaging.  Learn to focus on what you really want---rather than shifting to unhealthy…

Crucial Accountability

July 21, 2022

This workshop is open to faculty and staff. This is a 2-part workshop. Participants must attend both parts. February 8, 2023  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.February 15, 2023  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This workshop will help you learn how to deal with bad behavior, disruptive colleagues, and difficult bosses or employees. You will learn a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency, and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make the course both entertaining and engaging.  Learn to focus on what you really want---rather than shifting to unhealthy…