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1 session on April 22, 2019
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, the University's Chief Diversity Officer, 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


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/


7 sessions available from April 22, 2019 to May 18, 2019
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2 sessions available from April 24, 2019 to May 22, 2019
Please note the following:
1) Before you sign-up, please make sure you have secured your supervisor's approval for attendance.
2) Register for only ONE session (unless you are attending both Search Committee and Hiring Manager training)..
3) Refreshments will be offered at each session.
4) It is strongly recommended that you participate in Unconscious Bias before attending this training.


In this training, you will learn to:
Use the Shared Hiring Philosophy as a guide to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive search
Experience a process framework that supports equitable candidate selection from preparation to onboarding
Use the Interview Architect tool as a guide to conduct behavior-based interviewing
Create a team-oriented approach to an effective and positive candidate experience

Through demonstration and hands-on practice, this course will serve as a guide to help you through the experience of being part of a search committee team.


Thanks,

Diversity in Hiring Project Team
1 session on April 24, 2019
Events that are happening throughout Northwood 3 and are open to all residents!
12 sessions available from April 24, 2019 to May 31, 2019
1 session on April 24, 2019
Come de-stress with us! Join BLI for an end-of-year celebration to unwind before finals!
1 session on April 24, 2019
3 sessions available from April 24, 2019 to April 26, 2019
These are the upcoming events that are happening to assist graduate and professional students in building learning and growth outside of their academic disciplines. Transdisciplinary Fellows programs focus on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.
If you have any suggestions for future events, please let a Fellow know!

2 sessions available from April 24, 2019 to April 27, 2019
Here at Munger Graduate Residences, we recognize it is important for graduate and professional students to learn and grow outside of their academic disciplines. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to take part in events focused on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.



1 session on April 25, 2019
Servsafe Manager Certification classes are conducted by MDining, to prepare and administer the Servsafe exam for foodservice managers. The state of Michigan requires that food service entities have a Servsafe certified "Person in Charge" on duty at all times.
This class is intended for MDining Staff and Student Managers. Success will require spending some time with the Servsafe book, which can be acquired from Joe Coeling (jcoeling@umich.edu).
1 session on April 25, 2019
The University of Michigan Asks You (UMAY) survey is designed to help faculty and staff better understand the undergraduate student experience, assess programs, and support institutional improvement efforts. On an annual basis, every undergraduate student is invited to complete the survey and share feedback about their U-M experience. We typically hear from more than one out of every four undergraduate students. Additional information is available at umay.umich.edu. This presentation will provide an overview of the UMAY project, including survey administration, recent findings, and how you can use the results in your everyday work with students.




3 sessions available from April 26, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Women in Student Affairs affinity group meetings for University of Michigan professionals and graduate students.
1 session on April 26, 2019
Most job-seekers believe that salary negotiation starts once they have an offer in hand, but nothing could be further from the truth! Sponsored by the Bouchet Honor Society at Rackham, this workshop will provide guidance and information in an interactive and practical way that will enable you to negotiate wisely.
1 session on April 30, 2019
What if students’ ability to succeed in their classes was determined in part before they even
stepped into the classroom? What is the one quality needed to overcome adversity academically and in life? This workshop will detail the research of Dr. Carol Dweck and her groundbreaking work on the concept of mindset. Advisors will learn how to help students abandon a debilitating fixed mindset in favor of a growth mindset, leading to success in areas they once considered too difficult. The workshop will also introduce advisors to the research of Dr. Angela Duckworth, and how a growth mindset can lead to the development of grit, an essential characteristic to overcoming fear of failure.


3 sessions available from May 1, 2019 to August 29, 2019
This course is designed to expose you to the fundamental principles, concepts, and tools of Lean. A primary focus is the concept of Lean thinking and how to build and strengthen critical thinking skills that can help support your organization's goals and mission. You will also engage in small group exercises that focus on application of key Lean tools.
1 session on May 2, 2019
Engaging experiences of conflict for interpersonal development & social change:

Join us as we examine the ways in which we might navigate experiences of conflict in classroom spaces, living environments and the workplace. We will seek to reframe our perspective of conflict, center understanding of identity, and move increasingly toward action which is oriented for collaboration across difference.


7 sessions available from May 2, 2019 to July 24, 2019
Mandatory Immigration Check In for newly admitted or transfer-in F1 and J1 International Students. You only need to attend a Check-In once. You MUST arrive in the US prior to the Program State Date on your I-20 or DS-2019 and attend a Check-In by May 7th, 2019 (if your first semester is Spring/Summer) or by July 3rd, 2019 (if your first semester is Summer).
Presentation Time: 2 hours with an additional 30 minutes of advising at the end. You MUST attend the entire session.

Topics of the presentation: Life in Ann Arbor, Health Insurance, and Immigration

Detailed instructions: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/events/student-checkin
4 sessions available from May 2, 2019 to May 2, 2019
Event Details:

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 4:30-7:00PM

Location - Trotter Multicultural Center on State St
5 sessions available from May 8, 2019 to May 22, 2019
Spaces are very limited, but please feel free to add your name to waiting list.
(Visit our website for more info)


OVERVIEW:


This workshop series offers follow-up sessions to last year's Transformational DEI event. In these sessions, we'll continue skill-building, community-building, and reflection around these three topics:


1. Social identities: Understanding social identities in our roles on campus


How do social identities impact our work?

Participants will broaden understandings of their social identities vis-a-vis work in and out of classroom spaces and in regard to broader social systems.

2. Power dynamics: Understanding power and hierarchy in the university


How can we navigate the system and make change within these structures?

Participants will be encouraged to recognize the limits and possibilities of their individual power to effect change and explore the ways in which institutional power manifests on campus--including in the classroom, the meeting room, and even online.

3. Navigating difficult situations: Negotiating resistance and facilitating difficult conversations


What happens when you get resistance in the classroom? What happens when there’s a communication breakdown in the office? How do you negotiate difficult conversations and still maintain purpose and positivity for DEI work?

Participants will begin to explore dialogue skills, working with dissonance, avoiding bad practice, and working through conflict in a positive way.
14 sessions available from May 9, 2019 to July 27, 2019
The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid blended learning course will help prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants as well as prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies. Allow approximately 4 hours to complete the eLearning portions, including the final exam. The eLearning portions of the course must be completed prior to attending the in-person skill session.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid valid for two years. There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $80. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.

4 sessions available from May 14, 2019 to August 22, 2019
The first step in creating your organization is attending New Student Organization Orientation. This orientation will cover the basics of student orgs, Maize Pages org registration and authorized signer processes, and answer questions you have about setting up your org. At least one representative of your student org will need to attend orientation for your org to begin registration.

If you are unable to attend an orientation date, please email neworgsupport@umich.edu to set up an individual appointment.
1 session on May 14, 2019
Every year, we tell ourselves the same thing: “I’ll do it this summer.” Found an interesting article to read? “I’ll read it this summer.” Need revamp a process or flesh out a big project? Want to rework a job description? Hope to revamp your résumé? “I’ll do it this summer.” Flash forward to August--What do we hear? “Summer went by so fast!” We did not do what we hoped to do. We have fallen prey to the myth of summer again.

Summertime cannot be a productive time for us if we do not have the tools to maximize the summer AND the rest of the year. This working session is an opportunity to take stock of your professional needs and goals for the next six months (and beyond). I will offer adaptable tools for participants to identify both values and action items to be effective in what is most important to you. At the end of the session, participants will have mapped out an individualized plan for at least one longer-term goal and have a foundation to move other work forward. Turn your mentality of “I’ll do it this summer” into “If I stay ready, I don’t have to get ready”!

17 sessions available from May 15, 2019 to May 15, 2019
2019 Theme - Finding Meaning Through Inquiry: Using Data to Enhance the Student ExperienceThe Student Life Research Symposium is free for all presenters, Student Life affiliates, honored guests, and students (regardless of institution).
There is a $50.00 registration fee for all other participants.
As a participant in the Research Symposium, you will be automatically registered for the following sessions:

Registration & Light RefreshmentsOpening RemarksWorking at the Intersection of Inquiry and Student Development: A Panel Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Jerry Gurin
Hot Buffet LunchEric Dey Memorial Keynote AddressPlease be sure to also register for one session in each of the following categories:
Breakout Session Block ABreakout Session Block B"Tools of the Trade" Sessions
1 session on May 21, 2019
Sponsored on behalf of the Advising Council for the University of Michigan
3 sessions available from May 24, 2019 to August 9, 2019
International Coffee Hour is a great place for international and U.S. students, scholars, faculty, and staff to socialize with each other and meet new people from around the world.
1 session on May 30, 2019
Rackham is sponsoring a two-day workshop for doctoral candidates in the sciences to engage in skill and career exploration, gain insight into a variety of career paths, identify their transferable knowledge and skills, and practice communicating these to others. This event is reserved for University of Michigan and Wayne State Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows.


1 session on May 31, 2019
Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.
Cost is $265 per individual. Cost assistance is available if needed. Email robabid@umich.edu for more information on cost assistance.
Light breakfast and coffee will be provided, along with lunch each day.

1 session on June 4, 2019
The Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course is recommended for new or seasoned research administrators involved in the pre- or post-award management of federally-sponsored research projects. This course will focus directly on the Uniform Guidance (UG) cost principles.

Please complete this application form no later than Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The course fee is $95 per participant and includes:

One full-day, instructor-led session
Course materials
Lunch and refreshments
Note: The fee is payable in advance using a ShortCode.
1 session on June 10, 2019
Learn about the various funds that make up the university's general ledger; revenue types and restrictions; class codes; transfers; banking services; and more. Note: this course is lecture-based with no hands-on training. (2 hours)
1 session on June 20, 2019
Description: The B.U.S (Beyond University Sidewalks) trip is heading to Detroit in 2019. With an eye towards the student experience beyond campus, we will spend the day exploring Michigan’s largest city. Through our travels, participants will:
Learn about key issues impacting residents.Connect with U-M staff at the Detroit Center to learn about ways students can engage in the city.Have lunchVisit a few of the countless community assets found across the city.Make connections back to our work in Student Life and the University. This will be a full day (8-5). There is a $25 fee for Student Life employees and $50 for staff outside of Student Life. Register by May 31st. Contact the B.U.S. team at studentlifebus@umich.edu with your questions.
3 sessions available from July 15, 2019 to July 23, 2019
All newly hired Student Life staff are expected to attend New Staff Orientation. Prior registration is strongly encouraged: please register by Monday, July 8.
This Orientation, designed for all newly hired Student Life staff, will provide both a context and helpful trainings for the work we do. We will share Student Life mission, core work, values, and strategic direction, as well as a profile of our incoming class. The day will also include opportunities to interact with new and returning Student Life staff and students to explore how, together, we can contribute to an inclusive, respectful campus. Your Orientation will include the mandatory Responsible Employee Training, which is required for all Student Life staff members. Please complete registration for both the Orientation and the Responsible Employee Training.
Day 1 AM: Orientation - 9am-1pm (New Staff, Lunch Provided, REQUIRED)
Day 1 PM: Coaching, Feedback, & Trust: Supervision in Student Life - 1pm-4pm (New Student Life Supervisors)
Day 2 AM: Responsible Employee & Compliance Training - 8:30am-12pm (New Staff, REQUIRED)
8 sessions available from August 16, 2019 to September 5, 2019
Mandatory Immigration Check In for returning and change of level students. You fall into the special case of being either a returning student to UM or changing an education level within UM. In this case you can opt for a shorter Check-In process than those offered by your admitting unit (Rackham, Engineering, School of Information, etc.). Please review the sessions available for Returner/Change of Level Check In at the International Center, select one, and attend a Check In on that date and time.
6 sessions available from August 21, 2019 to August 29, 2019
Mandatory Immigration Check In for UM International Students in the Rackham Graduate School. Please select from one of Rackham Check-In sessions provided. You only need to attend a Check-In once. The Check-In typically takes 3 hours and consists of a presentation (Life in Ann Arbor, Health Insurance, Immigration) and immigration document check. You are required to attend the entire session and late arrival will not be permitted. For more information: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/events/student-checkin.
1 session on August 30, 2019
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a terrific tool for helping people change behavior. It's an especially helpful tool for medical staff (lifestyle changes and medication adherence) and therapists/counselors for behavior change to support mental health. It's use is being expanded to Student Life advisers, supervisors and more. Learn basic, foundational skills for MI, including spirit, OARS (open question, affirmations, reflections, summaries), identifying and responding to change talk and discord. Lots of practice in "real plays" (you get to work on your own behavior changes that you are ambivalent about). While you won't be an expert at MI when you are done, you will be able to start the practice, know how to get good at it and maybe even want to learn more! All training dates in University Health Service (207 Fletcher), Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 on the fourth floor. Please only sign up if you are part of Student Life (unless you have prior permission) and can come for all the training dates, as each day builds on the prior session. All Fridays:


August 30, 8:30-5
(Please note this is the Friday before Labor Day Weekend)

September 6, 8:30-12:30


September 13, 8:30-12:30


September 20, 8:30-12:30
2 sessions available from September 20, 2019 to October 9, 2019
1 session on October 22, 2019
Certainly you are reading for your classes, but how often do you have time to read for pleasure and relaxation without worrying about grades or deadlines? Want to be able to engage in conversation about current literature, outside the academic? Join other Honors community members who love to read for pleasure. The group selects NYT Bestsellers for fall and winter terms, and one summer read. Then, we gather after-hours in the Honors Office for an informal discussion.


This is an Honors Program sponsored event and Honors students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you joined Honors in 2017 or later, you will have the opportunity to earn one engagement point towards the Sophomore Honors Award if you attend and participate in at least 3 Honors Reads meetings before the end of you sophomore year.
Please do not sign up if you do not plan to attend. A limited number of copies of the selected book are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registered students may stop by the Honors office (1330 Mason Hall) to pick up a free copy if one is still available.
1 session on December 3, 2019
Certainly you are reading for your classes, but how often do you have time to read for pleasure and relaxation without worrying about grades or deadlines? Want to be able to engage in conversation about current literature, outside the academic? Join other Honors community members who love to read for pleasure. The group selects NYT Bestsellers for fall and winter terms, and one summer read. Then, we gather after-hours in the Honors Office for an informal discussion.


This is an Honors Program sponsored event and Honors students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you joined Honors in 2017 or later, you will have the opportunity to earn one engagement point towards the Sophomore Honors Award if you attend and participate in at least 3 Honors Reads meetings before the end of you sophomore year.


Please do not sign up if you do not plan to attend. A limited number of copies of the selected book are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registered students may stop by the Honors office (1330 Mason Hall) to pick up a free copy if one is still available.