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1 session on March 30, 2021
This program has been modified to deliver in a remote setting and updated to include content directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please direct any questions or accommodation requests to Mikalia Dennis ( as soon as possible.

In this session, participants will learn:
The role of allies in creating inclusive environments and creating changeThe best practices for being an allyHow to apply these best practices in a work environmentTo identify unique obstacles towards being an ally in a remote working environmentTo challenge their own practices to be more intentional and effective allies
You will benefit by:
Raising self-awareness and initiating new actionsEnhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the jobPositively influencing personal and organizational decisionsCreating stronger and more positive work relationships with others
This session is open to all LSA Staff.

Upcoming LSA DEI events sponsored by the DEI Office are listed here.
2 sessions available from April 2, 2021 to June 4, 2021
Our Foundations course will introduce to you the concepts that support successful improvement efforts. We demonstrate the importance of understanding the cause of a problem, the danger of assumptions and how to focus your efforts identifying the factors that will help you drive real change.

We use a mix of real life examples, small group work and discussion to illustrate how these concepts translate into our day to day lives. Attendees are asked to bring with them a process from their work that they think could be improved. Throughout the session, attendees will be reflecting on the process to better understand how these improvement concepts can be applied to their own work.
You will leave with:
Ability to define value and describe it from your customer's perspective.Understanding of the 8 kinds of waste and practice spotting them in action.
Insight into the importance of investigating issues at the source and using open-ended questions to elicit better information.
Awareness of the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust cycle, a proven problem-solving methodology.
Understanding of how Organizational Excellence can provide support to you and your team.Session length: 3 hours

1 session on April 5, 2021
Do you think a graduate program in STEM might be right for you? Join us for a virtual panel of graduate students who will answer questions about the admissions process, how they decided what program to attend, and their experiences thus far in the graduate program.

This semester, we will talk to students who went straight through to grad school from undergrad.
1 session on April 6, 2021
The Navigate Training Program is offering this virtual Navigate: Budgeting Basics for Sponsored Projects course. It will be delivered through two half-day Zoom sessions, along with pre-class assignments, a homework assignment, and an optional lab hour and homework review session. All course materials will be available in Canvas, including links to the Zoom sessions for each day.

Enrollment is limited (first come, first served basis). Register to attend by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021.
If the course is full, you will be added to the wait list and notified as openings become available.

Note: Attendance at both sessions of the course is required. This single registration form covers registration for both sessions.
Day 1 - April 6, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day 2 - April 14, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*Billing the cost of this course is temporarily waived due to budgetary restrictions that Covid-19 may have placed on the schools/units/departments.
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2 sessions available from April 6, 2021 to June 7, 2021
The Lean in Daily Work (LIDW) in a Nutshell course is designed for new and existing members of any campus team utilizing LIDW. This 2 hour training will provide insight into the five pillars of LIDW and provide participants the chance to reflect with and learn from other users of LIDW. This training covers Lean in Daily Work for campus users, it is not intended for Michigan Medicine LIDW teams.

Participants should be a member of a campus team utilizing LIDW.

1 session on April 6, 2021
Join Women in Science and Engineering to learn how to make a good impression interviewing for jobs and internships on Zoom. We will talk about interviewing tips, making a professional video setup, and what hiring managers are looking for in a virtual interview.
We will be recording if you would like to view it later.
1 session on April 12, 2021
There are limitless options for a pre-med student beyond medical school and a traditional career as a doctor. Join us in exploration of other career tracks with alumni and experts. There is a world of options to apply skills in science, critical problem solving, and a desire to help people. Find your option for wealth beyond health. We will highlight all new career paths in this iteration of our popular fall workshop.
1 session on April 13, 2021
NOTE: All ELI Workshops Are Offered Online in Winter 2021. These workshops will not be recorded. They are interactive events, not lecture presentations.
All currently-enrolled U-M students are welcome to participate.

Each semester, ELI presents a series of free interactive, participatory workshops focusing on specific English writing and speaking skills that graduate and undergraduate students need to succeed in their academic and professional careers. Workshops are facilitated by ELI Lecturer IV Pamela Bogart.

Sign up here for any of the six workshops listed below.

2 sessions available from April 15, 2021 to August 19, 2021
Learn about the various funds that make up the university's general ledger. This is an introductory course on Fund Accounting, Chartfields, Revenue Types and restrictions, Class Codes, Journal Entries, and more! Note: this course is lecture-based with no hands-on training.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes scheduled for June and July, due to peak year-end processing for the Accounting Customer Service team.
1 session on April 15, 2021
2 sessions available from April 16, 2021 to April 28, 2021
For admitted Honors students looking for more information about the LSA Honors Program
2 sessions available from April 21, 2021 to June 16, 2021
Deliver more value and less waste to your stakeholders and sponsors by using a customer focused mindset. This course is designed for project managers and those in positions to oversee projects in any capacity.

You will leave with:

An understanding of the importance of value to the customers of your project.
How to predict, mitigate, and communicate the impact of the project to stakeholders.
How to react quickly to the unexpected and help those you are working with adapt to changes.
How to help your sponsors focus on continuous improvement over perfection.

1 session on April 30, 2021
The pandemic led to a strange and stressful year for advisors across campus. Brew some tea and join us as we take time to reflect on the year. This informal session will provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues, discuss some of your more challenging advising conversations from the past year, and consider the impact of the last year on your advising practice.

Faculty, staff and grad students involved in coaching, mentoring, guiding or advising students are encouraged to attend regardless of whether "advisor" is your formal job title.
1 session on August 27, 2021
This program is for Student Life staff, unless you have prior approval of Marsha Benz to attend. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a terrific tool for helping people change behavior. It's an especially helpful 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 (Compassion, Acceptance, Partnership, Evocation), OARS (open questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries), identifying-evoking-responding to change talk and identifying-responding to discord. we'll have 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 OR Zoom, depending on how things go. Please only register if you can attend all of the training dates, as each day builds on the prior session. Staff who have been through the training before are welcome to come to any part of the training (just let me know). All Fridays:
* August 27, 8:30-4:30
* September 3, 8:30-12:30
* September 10, 8:30-12:30
* September 17, 8:30-12:30