Events

Mar
28
Thu
Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a “diversity statement” as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, you will bring a draft of your diversity statement and spend time giving and receiving feedback on it with your peers using a rubric. If you have not yet written a draft diversity statement, you will be better served by first attending “Writing a Diversity Statement.”

Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/JY4xP.

Apr
4
Thu
Rackham North: Positive Leadership @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Incorporating elements from Positive Organizational Scholarship, Design Science, and the Student Leadership Challenge, this workshop will provide participants the opportunity to view leadership from both a pragmatic and theoretical lens. Participants will also assess their own leadership styles prior to the event, and receive direct feedback on how to improve their ability to inspire and connect with others while driving results.

Pre-registration Is requested at https://myumi.ch/Lzb7b.

Apr
5
Fri
Ph.D. Connections: A Career Conference @ 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ph.D. Connections is a one-day career conference designed to support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in their exploration of career paths beyond academe. Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows will learn about non-faculty career opportunities through interactive sessions with Ph.D.s working in diverse fields and workshops focused on career exploration and job search preparation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the keynote presenter, L. Maren Wood, Ph.D. (Co-Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) who will kick-off the day’s events. Co-sponsored by the University Career Center, Rackham Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Registration opens March 11.

Apr
9
Tue
Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity @ West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude continues to be a highly sought out asset among employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide insight on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership through valuable insight on how Google has integrated DEI concepts within their organization. Two leading experts from Google will facilitate the discussion in an effort to prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking non-academic jobs.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Lo3em.

Standing Up for Yourself: Assertive Communication in Graduate School @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do you want to increase your skills to stand up for yourself? In this workshop, we will

  1. Learn how to overcome the stress barrier in confrontational situations
  2. Identify strategies for resiliency and positive self-talk
  3. Practice the verbal and nonverbal skills needed to be assertive in interpersonal communication

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aAjPZ.

Apr
11
Thu
Ice Cream Mixer on Internship Experiences @ Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you planning to do a summer internship? How do you get the most out of that opportunity and leverage it to achieve your long-term career goals? At this event, you will have the opportunity to chat—over ice cream!—at roundtables with experienced graduate students who have successfully navigated a summer internship.

Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/a84RM.

Apr
12
Fri
Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI @ Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This workshop aims to address the importance of health and wellness in DEI spaces and among DEI advocates. Resources and tools on how to incorporate wellness into social justice initiatives will be shared. The workshop will also go in depth on how advocates and allies can prioritize their wellness to promote well-being in shared spaces and among peers.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aMPnD.

Apr
22
Mon
Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebration Ceremony @ Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is proud to announce this year’s certificate recipients. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of program participants. The ceremony will feature the Dean of Rackham Graduate School and student keynote speakers. A reception will immediately follow in the Assembly Hall. Friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to join our celebration ceremony!

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be made available in August for interested graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across all University of Michigan schools and departments. For any further questions or inquiries, please contact rack-dei-certificate@umich.edu

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/L11ed.

For more information about the PD DEI Certificate Program or to access the application in August 2019, please visit https://rackham.umich.edu/professional-development/dei-certificate/.

May
10
Fri
MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop @ Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Center, North Campus
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships.

Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. If a faculty member has attended a MORE workshop for faculty in the past, and is familiar with the MORE mentoring plan template, they may choose to attend the last portion of the workshop only (plan to arrive at 11:50 a.m.). Lunch is provided. This workshop has an optional informal meeting time to finish working on the mentoring plan from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required of both the faculty and student at myumi.ch/a0MbZ.

May
14
Tue
MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships.

Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. If a faculty member has attended a MORE workshop for faculty in the past, and is familiar with the MORE mentoring plan template, they may choose to attend the last portion of the workshop only (plan to arrive at 11:50 a.m.). Lunch is provided. This workshop has an optional informal meeting time to finish working on the mentoring plan from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required of both the faculty and student at myumi.ch/LB5xQ.