Join us for the Welcome Table series facilitated by the Alluvial Collective, focusing on community building, dialogue, and experiential learning about race and equity. This engaging, participatory approach uses deep listening, storytelling, and relationship building as prerequisites to creating more inclusive and equitable communities and work dynamics. The process helps us learn more about issues of equity and inclusion, and more deeply investigate the consequences of inherited systems and structural inequities without personal shaming or blaming. Past participants have described it as a valuable, empowering experience. Because each session builds on the previous one, you're encouraged to attend the entire series.
The series consists of 5 sessions that build upon one another, starting with deeper relationship- and trust-building, moving to learning sessions, and often concluding with the group’s recommendations for their own organization.
In a society that has become more and more polarized, it’s imperative that we find ways of to better connect with others both professionally and personally, to practice better communication through deep listening and learning, and to create spaces that are more welcoming and inclusive of all in our nation.
Participation is open to all UMMC staff, faculty, trainees and enrolled students with a strong interest in leading others, building intellectual capacity, and creating long-lasting partnerships with authenticity in mind and at the forefront of their work.
Participants will be required to work alongside a consistent cohort made up of UMMC staff, faculty, trainees and students as the sessions are carefully designed in a scaffolded manner, with each meeting building on the previous one.
Sessions will be virtual (on Zoom) and will last approximately 90 minutes each. Participants may select to join Cohort 1 or Cohort 2 and be present on the following days and times within the cohort selected.
Sessions are from 4pm-5:30pm on the scheduled dates.
Up to 15 individuals (no more than) will be selected for each Cohort. You may not crossover and attend sessions between cohorts, so choose carefully.
NOTE: COHORTS 1 AND 2 ARE CURRENTLY FULL. Please submit the form below to request to be added to the waiting list for subsequent cohorts.
At the conclusion the conclusion of the series, each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion and will receive the customized “Transformational Leader” lapel pin.
Selected individuals will be notified of their participation by Friday, January 21, 2022. Applicants enrolling in Cohort IV of the UMMC Diversity and Inclusion Champion and Professional Development Program are not encouraged to apply and attempt to complete both programs simultaneously.
Registration for Cohorts 1 and 2 is currently closed. Please submit an interest form below to be added to a waiting list for subsequent cohorts.
The views expressed in guest presentations made during inclUsive conversations, the Distinguished Lecture Series, and other ODI events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Presentations at ODI events do not constitute an endorsement of speaker's views, products or services.
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