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Inclusive Leadership Series

Facilitated by the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity
Antonella Valdivia, Assistant Director
Kauthar Gaber, Program Coordinator
Alumni Hall 206

How can leaders create a culture where everyone feels they are valued, fostering an environment where everyone can and will meaningfully contribute? Students will explore these themes during this three-part Inclusive Leadership Series hosted in partnership with the Graduate and Postdoc Academic Success (GPAS) Program. Participants will have the opportunity to take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), which will include an individual debrief session with our certified IDI administrators at the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity. Although students can register for individual sessions, we strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions in the series for the full benefit. All sessions will be held in Alumni Hall 206 from 12:15 – 1:30 pm and lunch will be provided.  

Session I: Intercultural Competence

Tuesday, February 21st
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In this session, participants will be introduced to foundational concepts of culture and intercultural competency.

Session II: Combatting Microaggressions & Stereotype Threat

Tuesday, March 7th  
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This session will focus on defining various forms of microaggressions and stereotypes. Participants will learn how to develop the skills to address microaggressions and stereotypes within the Vanderbilt community and beyond, as well as strategies for reflect on and reduce/interrupting bias.

Session III: Tools for Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, March 21st
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During this session, participants will focus on best practices for culturally responsive, and inclusive leadership, including the opportunity interactively strategize how to intentionally incorporate inclusive practices in terms of their personal and professional experiences.


These workshops are open to all graduate school students (PhD, MA, MFS, MLAS & MS) and postdocs.
Spaces are limited and registration is required. 



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