Sessions For: Student Life

13 sessions available from February 25, 2019 to April 22, 2019
8 sessions available from February 25, 2019 to April 22, 2019
Bystander Intervention Training for student organizations intending to receive over $1000 in funding from Central Student Government's Student Organization Funding Committee.
6 sessions available from February 26, 2019 to April 16, 2019
1 session on February 27, 2019
Attend one of the many student organization training opportunities provided by the Center for Campus Involvement to support advisors. This includes advisors of VSOs & SSOs as well as those that are faculty, staff and community members.
1 session on February 28, 2019
Introduction to the basic features and using and managing content on Student Life websites. We will cover the website page elements, creating articles (pages with content), adding images and or YouTube video, how to save, publish, archive, and other functionality. You can get a head start on many of the features our sites offer here:
6 sessions available from March 1, 2019 to March 29, 2019
These offerings are available to Student Life Professional Staff and our academic colleagues, they are voluntary, and are designed to build staff skills and capacities for advancing University and Divisional strategic priorities including the University’s DEI strategic plan.

You can register for all workshops at Sessions@Michigan (
All workshops are free to Student Life Professional Staff Members
For Non-Student Life Attendees the registration fee for workshops is $100.00 per participant
Registration site will ask for a shortcode and the registration fee will be transferred from the account after attendance

4 sessions available from March 6, 2019 to April 24, 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.


Diversity in Hiring Project Team
4 sessions available from March 8, 2019 to April 12, 2019
Readers & Best was created in the Summer of 2014 as a joint collaboration between the Ginsberg Center’s Literacy Initiatives and the Athletic Department’s Let’s Go Do program. The goal was to provide opportunities for students across campus to come together to support reading in local schools through one-time visits. We provide the monthly curriculum for each visit, which includes a book and activity specific to the grade level of the classroom. The general Readers & Best visit requires a 2.5 hour time block from student volunteers. This includes the brief orientation, travel and the time at the school. Typically, we offer 10 slots for schools participating in the Readers and Best curriculum. The visit is led by a site leader and up to 6 additional students (since we can fit 7 people in a van). Volunteers are at the school for an hour and a half, so each volunteer reads to 2 classrooms for 30 minutes each. The Ginsberg Center provides transportation to and from the schools.
7 sessions available from March 12, 2019 to April 19, 2019

The Michigan Men: An Expedition of Manhood Program is looking for fraternity members to join its Winter 2019 Cohort. The Michigan Men Program’s mission is to assist fraternity members in developing concrete strategies to promote their own personal wellness (ex. mental, physical, emotional), develop strong, supportive & fulfilling relationships (ex. friendships, fraternal relationships, intimate relationships), and fraternity cultures that live out the values of brotherhood and service. Benefits of participating include:

Forming supportive relationships with other participants Developing actionable strategies that promote healthy relationships, consent, and good pleasure focused intimacy Identifying and practicing self-care strategies/philosophies Engaging in meaningful discussions around masculinity Developing one’s own personal definition of what it means to be a man or masculine Receiving a $50.00 Amazon gift card following the successful completion of all seven sessions

The Michigan Men Program is a 7-week, seven session, 8-15 member dialogue program. Each session lasts 80-minutes and will be held in the OSCR Conference Room (Ste. 100, Student Activities Building, 515 E. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109).

The weekly Michigan Men meeting time will be based-off all members shared availability. Please disregard the specific dates listed for each session. Following the completion of the sessions page all participants will receive a link to an electronic scheduling site in order to share availability. The weekly Michigan Men meeting time will be based-off all members shared availability. The registration deadline is 3/7/19 at 11:59 p.m. Please contact Jim McEvilly, Michigan Men Project Director, with any questions (E: P: (734) 936-6308)
1 session on March 13, 2019
You do not need to have a background in IT to use technology to support the work of your office. This session will explore how two Hall Directors (with differing degrees of comfort in using technology) have implemented the use of several programs with student staff and their graduate and family apartment community. In addition to learning some functions of programs that are accessible to all members of the UM community, participants will be able to brainstorm how to incorporate new technologies to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in their role.
Back by popular demand after the 2018 Student Life Professional Development Conference!
2 sessions available from March 22, 2019 to April 3, 2019
These sessions of Impact Training are specifically for fraternity and sorority members or potential members. Please bring your mcard for attendance.
1 session on March 26, 2019
Student Life is committed to a culture of inclusive well-being for its staff and campus community. We pride ourselves on being student-centered and in holding a high level of care in working with students, and yet we can’t pour from an empty cup. Framing around these values, and also using the model of personal well-being at the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion, this session aims to engage staff in reflection around the eight dimensions of personal well-being. Using restorative practices and the power of the circle process, staff will share stories of well-being to enhance and continue our best work in supporting students and each other.
Back by popular demand! After a great response at the Student Life Professional Development Conference, we are offering this session again as part of Student Life Professional Development.
4 sessions available from March 29, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Women in Student Affairs affinity group meetings for University of Michigan professionals and graduate students.
1 session on April 18, 2019
This semester Diversity and Inclusion - Housing is hosting the 2nd Annual intersectional conference, a unique opportunity to participate in a conference that focuses on the intersections of our identity. Often in our work we talk about identities in separate boxes, but what we know in reality is that our identities intersect and show up in different ways depending on the space we are in. During this conference participants will have an opportunity to pick a conference track related to different intersections of identity and to discuss how that affects our work and interactions with colleagues and students. Sessions will be kept small for more personal reflection and will consist of small group discussions, presentations, and dialogues. We hope you will join us for this opportunity.
Conference will be kept small; therefore, we are limiting registration to 30 individuals. If the conference is full when you sign up, there will be a waitlist.
Registration is $25.00 per Student Life person and $150.00 for non-Student Life participants. A full lunch will be provided.
Conference Level: Intermediate
2 sessions available from April 19, 2019 to 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”!

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 for more information on cost assistance.
Light breakfast and coffee will be provided, along with lunch each day.