How many of us try to enter spaces we thought would be open to us that aren’t? How many of us block others from accessing spaces, from being included and from experiencing belonging? There are some who know and feel justified in our actions. Some of us don’t even know that we do this. Others of us know it, but do not know how to not do it. And there are more and more of us who do not yet know how, but are taking steps to learn.
The Leading Inclusively Lab combines diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts with complexity and adult development ideas and practices. However, rather than focus on particular frameworks, we are attempting to facilitate a lived experience of what it means to lead and be led inclusively. The program is a lab where we dare to connect and stumble across our differences.
In this experiential session, we will explore and experience some inclusive leadership competencies together. Three lessons from the Leading Inclusively Lab will be shared: (1) being grounded in and explicit about the case for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; (2) fostering a space that invites, recognizes, and respects all kinds of social identity and cultural differences; and (3) slowing down to love people publicly across their differences.
This workshop is designed for master's students, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.