DEI Symposium: Scholarship, Leadership, and Advocacy

February 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4th Floor, Rackham Building
915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor
MI 48109
Rackham Professional and Academic Development

Rackham Graduate School’s Professional Development DEI Certificate Program will be host a DEI Symposium on February 8, 2019. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Damon A. Williams, author of Strategic Diversity Leadershipand Founder of the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy and brief presentations by graduate student DEI leaders. Showcased in the symposium will be graduate student scholars, leaders, and advocates that have been successful in creating an inclusive environment for their colleagues. The University of Michigan Chief Diversity Officer, Rackham Graduate School Dean, and Rackham Graduate School Assistant Dean of Diversity Equity and Inclusion will also participate in the symposium. The objectives of the symposium are to create a sense of community among DEI leaders and to disseminate the excellent work graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are doing related to DEI. In addition, the symposium will also serve as a space to share resources regarding DEI-related projects and initiatives that have been successful among schools and departments with the purpose of enhancing collaboration.


Pre-registration for the various sections of this event is required at