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Decentering Alcohol and Recentering Values & Professional Development: Inclusive Practices in Higher Education

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Alcohol consumption is deeply embedded in many cultures and social settings, but it can present challenges for individuals and communities that prioritize inclusion, diversity, and health. This webinar offers a safe and open space for participants to explore the concept of "decentering" alcohol and how it can promote greater inclusion in line with their personal and organizational values.

This webinar was produced as part of NCURA's 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series.

Originally Aired: November 9, 2023
Presenters: Booke Welch, JD MALD
Saiqa Anne Qureshi, PhD MBA
Facilitator: Tanya Blackwell,Seattle Children's Research Institute

Using Inclusive and Affirming Language in Higher Education - Regional Discussion

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As a follow-up to Mieko Failey’s presentation, the SCDEI will host a discussion facilitated by our members. This interactive discussion delves deep into the power of language and its impact on fostering a safe, equitable, and welcoming atmosphere within higher education institutions.

By the end of this discussion, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the significance of inclusive language in higher education. They will leave with actionable insights, practical strategies, and a renewed commitment to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered.

This webinar was produced as part of NCURA's 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series.

Originally Aired: September 20, 2023
Participants: Rashonda Harris, Pennsylvania State University
Lamar Oglesby, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
David Scarbeary-Simmons, University of Colorado Boulder
Samantha Westcott, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Facilitators: Brigidann Cooper, University of Washington, & Meena Ilyas, University of Delaware

 

 

Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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This webinar will be a dynamic and interactive session designed to help employers, managers, and employees understand and effectively integrate neurodiversity into the workplace. This webinar aims to foster a culture of acceptance, inclusion, and collaboration, where all individuals can thrive and contribute their best.

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of neurodiversity, the importance of neurodiverse teams, learn practical strategies and best practices for creating an inclusive work environment, and develop skills for effective communication and collaboration across diverse neurotypes. This webinar is for all individuals within an organization, including employers, managers, HR professionals, and employees at all levels. It is particularly valuable for those responsible for fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as well as those who directly work or collaborate with neurodiverse individuals.

This webinar was produced as part of NCURA's 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series.

Originally Aired: May 23, 2023
Presenters: Dr. Hala Annabi, Asscoiate Professor of Information Management and Director of ACCESS-IT Research Group at the University of Washington
Moderator: Lamar K. Oglesby, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Women in Research Administration Leadership Panel Discussion

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This panel discussion will include distinguished women who have made significant contributions to the profession of research administration. They come from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which will highlight the challenges faced by women throughout this profession.

The panelists will share their valuable insights and recommendations on how to overcome these barriers as well as discuss how diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession can lead to better outcomes.

The discussion will touch on several topics, including the impact of women in research administration leadership, how to develop leadership skills, and the role of mentorship and sponsorship in career advancement. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.

This webinar was produced as part of NCURA's 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series.

Originally Aired: March 29, 2023
Presenters: Rosemary Madnick, MBA, Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation ant Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Dannielle Sesay, MPA, New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education; Bryony Wakefield, PhD, University of Glasgow; Marianne Woods, PhD, JD, Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Advanced Academic Programs
Moderator: Tanya Blackwell, MRA, Seattle Children's Research Institute

 

 

How to Implement Inclusive Practices in Higher Education

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The session will focus on the importance of inclusive practices in the workplace, particularly with regards to making a Land Acknowledgement statement. Participants will learn about the benefits of acknowledging the land and its history, including building respect and understanding among different cultures and communities. The session will also discuss some of the common pitfalls to avoid when implementing this practice in an institution of higher education, such as tokenism or failing to make meaningful changes. The goal is to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the importance of inclusive practices and the steps that can be taken to create a more inclusive and respectful workplace.

This webinar was produced as part of NCURA's 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series.

Originally Aired: February 22, 2023
Presenters: Ft. Joan Collier, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey & Cori Bazemore-James, PhD, Seneca, University of Minnesota
Facilitator: Lamar Oglesby, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Managing and Leading a Culturally Diverse Workforce

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Managing and Leading a Culturally Diverse Workforce: An organization is only as good as its culture—and building that culture is not only a role for human resources, but also every manager’s and employee’s responsibility. This webinar will address organizational needs for more supportive and engaging workplaces by understanding the perceptual, institutional, and psychological processes that impact the ways people interact with each other.

This requires us to address challenges, such as cognitive biases, lack of cultural awareness and other contributing factors that impede diverse workforces. This webinar will also provide practical tools to improve engagement, counteract biases; while fostering an inclusive culture for all.

Originally Aired: November 15, 2022
Presenters: Olive Giovannetti, University of California, San Francisco; Rick Roberts, PhD, CRA, CFRA, Morehouse School of Medicine; Shawna Lewis, MPA, ASM, County of Los Angeles, Child Support Services; and facilitator Rashonda Harris, University of Connecticut

 

 

Educational Bias and Opportunities in the Workplace

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Educational Bias and Opportunities in the Workforce: This webinar seeks to explore the impact of educational requirements and mitigation strategies. A robust panel will discuss the impact of requirements, required vs. preferred, the range of educational backgrounds and post- graduate education that RA’s have and how they impact the work that is done, and how to mitigate for disproportionate impact of educational requirements.

This is the fifth of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: September 15, 2022
Presenters: Dr. Jamail D. Carter, Los Angeles Southwest College; Kairi Williams, University of California, Berkeley; and facilitator Rashonda Harris, University of Connecticut

Steps to Building a Multigenerational Diverse Workforce: Dealing with Unconscious Bias and Age

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Steps to Building a Multigenerational Diverse Workforce: Dealing with Unconscious Bias and Age: As the makeup of the workforce continues to shift, this webinar focuses on harnessing the power of an intergenerational team, communication, career planning, and inclusion in a multi-generational workplace, as well as shifting cultural norms to recruit, retain and promote the workforce of the future.

This is the fourth of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: July 14, 2022
Presenters: Mario R. Medina, PhD CRA, University of Kansas Medical Center; Denise Moody, NCURA Distinguished Educator, Boston VA Research Institute, Inc; Laneika K. Musalini, EdD; Saiqa Anne Qureshi, PhD MBA, University of California, San Francisco

 

 

International Diversity and Cultural Norms and Cultural Intelligence Training

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This session will discuss international diversity that US-based research administrators will interact with when working internationally. The cultural intelligence and inclusion training will educate attendees with the foundation knowledge, skills, and mindsets required to work effectively with culturally diverse stakeholders and to foster culturally inclusive work settings.

This is the third of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: May 12, 2022
Presenters: Beatrice Biney-Nyamekye, University of Ghana; Bruno Woeran, Paracelsus Medical University; and Facilitator Derick Jones, The Lundquist Institute

LGBTQ+ Community in the Workplace - Trans Inclusion

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This webinar will focus on inclusion of the wide LGBTQ+ community, discussing the breadth of that community, including varied gender identity and use of terminology, and on supporting and affirming transgender people in the workplace.

This is the second of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: March 10, 2022
Presenters: Joanna H. Foland, MA, CTA CC, Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE, Center for Faculty Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Alaiyia Nicole Williams, MSW, LCSW, Heart 2 Heart Counseling & Consulting, LLC; Rev. Valerie Spencer, MSW, Transcend Empowerment Institute; and Facilitator Derick Jones, The Lundquist Institute

 

 

Breaking Down Cultural Norms within the Academic Setting: Strategies for Creating a Safe Space for Honest and Open Dialogue

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Strategies for creating a safe space for an honest and open dialogue, open forum for breaking down cultural norms within the academic setting: It is critical to create safe spaces for open dialogue within the academic setting, and a vital component in this is breaking down cultural norms. The current cultural conditioning does not intentionally create an environment that supports research administrators to be active allies, speak truth to power and create open dialogue. This session will focus on strategies to create open dialogue.

This is the first of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: January 26, 2022
Presenters: Geraldine Pierre, Brandeis University; Theresa Caban, Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center; Laneika Musalini, Tri-County Technical College

AllyShip

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Allyship is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, action, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people. Allyship is a benefit of new awareness and behavioral norms, which in turn can drive inclusion. Attendees will receive invaluable take-aways in understanding and defining Allyship. Attendees will also gain an understanding of what an ally is and the potential impact in which one can have personally, professionally and within NCURA.

This is the sixth of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: November 18, 2021
Presenters: Rashonda Harris, University of Connecticut; Marchon Jackson, University of Maryland College Park; David Schultz, University of Houston; Bonniejean Zitske

 

 

Disability & -Isms: Racism, Sexism, and Ageism

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Disability & -Isms: Racism, Sexism, and Ageism - If an organization is overrun by “-isms,” everyone loses. This lively panel discussion will shed insight of the impact of racism, sexism, ageism, and ableism. When -isms are present in an organization, people do not work to their full advantage, teams are not as strong, communication is weaker, and consultation about important tasks that require collaboration and multiple perspectives may not happen. Attendees will gain an awareness of these -isms and understand how to combat these very common forms of bias.

This is the fifth of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: September 9, 2021
Presenters: Jamie Caldwell, University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine; Tre'Shawn Hall-Baker, PhD, Santa Monica College; Jared Karol, JaredKarol.com; and Samantha Westcott, California Institute of Technology

Research Administration and Data: What the data says about us and how we can leverage this information to be the change we seek

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Research Administration and Data: What the data says about us and how we can leverage this information to be the change we seek. In today’s climate, you’d be hard pressed to find an organization that does not talk about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) as a priority, a goal, a value, a differentiator, a part of organizational culture, and, at the same time, a focused area for improvement. This panel will examine the outputs of the latest NCURA climate survey as well as the trajectories and impact of a series of surveys of the research administration community. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the general make-up of both NCURA and the research administration community as a whole, comparisons to the US workforce overall, and the impact of an aging and heavily white and female community on the industry.

This is the fourth of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: July 8, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Laneika K. Musalini, Tri-County Technical College; Saiqa Anne Qureshi, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Mario R. Medina, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; and Jennifer Shambrook, PhD, University of Central Florida

 

 

Workplace Cultural Norms: Professionalism

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Workplace Cultural Norms: Professionalism - This panel will unpack the effect of workplace cultural norms and the unintended impact of those norms. Managers that hire employees who come from all economic and sociopolitical backgrounds will bring unique viewpoints and perspectives to the organization. Embracing cultural diversity allows employees from disadvantaged backgrounds to have a better opportunity to enjoy a rewarding, fulfilling career. This session will focus on case studies related to gender, accommodation, and tropes, as well as provide insight into the unintended impact. Attendees will unlock discoveries of how workplace exams, dress codes and definitions of “professionalism” are rooted in bias.

This is the third of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: May 4, 2021
Presenters: Saiqa Anne Qureshi, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Rashonda Harris, Johns Hopkins University's Master of Science in Research Administration Program; Anya Soto, Culture Crafters; Steven Lei, The Phillips Academy

Recruitment, Promotion, and Retention

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Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion are of great importance to university administrators, particularly now as Universities seek to be a microcosm of society that embrace diversity and full minority participation in all aspects of our culture. This discussion, with an expert panel on the impact of and the mitigation of bias in recruitment, retention, promotion, and redeployment, will give attendees an in-depth perspective on each topic with practical takeaways to deploy as needed in the workplace to reduce the impact of bias in their teams and larger organization.

This is the second of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: March 4, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Katrina Caldwell, Johns Hopkins University; 
Annette Hay, Coventry University; Jerry Knighton, Clemson University; Dr. Valyncia Raphael-Woodward, Western University of Health Sciences; and Dr. Marianne Wood, Johns Hopkins University

 

 

Unconscious Bias

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Unconscious Biases are social stereotypes of certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Attendees will learn the foundation and gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of unconscious bias; and the impact of an inherently racist social system, as well as mitigation strategies for the workplace. The DEI webinar series will include the following topics recruitment, retention and promotion; the impact on workplace cultural norms; data around who research administrators are; the effect on those with identified differences (disability, gender/sex and age); and allyship and its critical place in NCURA and research administration.

This is the first of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Originally Aired: January 7, 2021
Presenter: Wayne Moody, Certified Dream Builder Coach, and Rashonda Harris, Johns Hopkins University