Exploring Hidden Biases: Steps to Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Patricia W. Coleman-Burns, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Emerita, U-M School of Nursing
For many of us, the daily unfolding of diverse and disparate perspectives connected to an overabundance of polarizing topics in the public arena, has revealed various unconscious beliefs and attitudes in response. In this workshop, we will explore the role of "hidden" biases, and find constructive ways to engage in open, respectful, and transformative professional relationships, as well as dialogues and discussions with our colleagues, in order to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns is a U-M Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing and DAAS—Black Studies, currently teaching 160+ students. She recently completed an eight-year tenure serving on the Board of Safehouse Center on domestic violence and sexual assault. Her scholarly pathway focuses on intersecting identities, health disparities, social determinants of health, and efficacious research and community impact. She is a 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Lifetime Achievement Awardee.
Preparing Socially and Emotionally for Retirement
Justine Bykowski, M.A., retired, formerly with the Housing Bureau for Seniors, Michigan Medicine
Are you thinking about retiring? Have you thought about what this transition may offer in terms of opportunities, risks and rewards? For some, retirement planning feels like a burden, and for others, a dream come true. This session will focus on how retirement can unfold and evolve by exploring the changes and challenges in use of time, relationships, lifestyle, and life satisfaction.
Justine Bykowski is recently retired from Michigan Medicine after a career in gerontology that included counseling older adults and family members about long-term care and housing, teaching pre-retirement programs, and developing educational programs for professionals and the larger community. In retirement, she is teaching for the Michigan Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with grandchildren.
Stay Safe on Social Media
Matt Snyder, Senior Communications Specialist, University Human Resources-HR Communications
Shawn Sieg, IT Integration Specialist, University Human Resources-HR Communications
Learn how to have a more positive experience on social media. Matt and Shawn will talk about ways you can increase security, enhance privacy, and simply be a good digital citizen. They will share university-developed resources and show you how to add dual authentication to your Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Matt provides strategic and creative direction for University Human Resources with regard to communications, social media, and employee engagement.
As an uber-techie, early adopter, and lifecaster, Shawn stays on top of emerging trends and implements technology solutions enhancing communications and event experiences.
Paying Yourself, and Investing Confidently (TIAA and Fidelity shared session)
Theresa Serafimovski, J.D., Director of Financial Consulting, TIAA
Paying Yourself: Your Retirement Plan and Income Options -- If you are envisioning retirement, it is important to know how your retirement plan works. TIAA wants to help you to understand your plan options and simplify the retirement income discussion. We will explain basic rules that govern your retirement accounts and discuss ways to identify ways to tap into assets and maximize your savings plan.
Theresa Serafimovski is the Financial Consulting Director for TIAA Great Lakes Region. She has been with TIAA since 2011, and advising on retirement plans for over 14 years. Theresa and her team provide advice to individuals about retirement and other financial planning objectives. She holds a bachelor’s degree from U-M Dearborn and a Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School. She is a member of the Michigan Bar and holds series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses and maintains Life, Health and Variable Annuity licenses in Michigan, Ohio and Florida.
Michael Welton, Director and Retirement Planner, Fidelity Investments
Investing Confidently for Your Future -- You’ve worked hard for the things that are important to you, and may be saving for retirement, buying a new car or home, or helping someone pay for college. In each case, your goals and needs are unique. We’ll focus on helping you look at your investments across all your accounts and help you build a long-term plan you can feel confident about.
Michael Welton, a Fidelity Director and Retirement Planner, has more than 15 years with the company. He was previously a senior account executive at Fidelity's Ann Arbor Investor Center. A Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM, investment advisor representative, registered securities representative, and licensed insurance representative, Michael holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Central Michigan University.
Get Your Giggle On: Laughter for Wellness (activity session)
Carolyn Christopher, President and Number One Laugher, The Laughter Project
Join us for a laughter-filled activity session that will include easy stretches (no downward dog), calming breathing practices, and an assortment of intentional laughter techniques that offer numerous health benefits. Come laugh with us and discover how much better you will feel!
Carolyn was trained in Laughter Yoga in 2007, and founded The Laughter Project in Ann Arbor in 2008. She has worked with groups of 10 people up to 750, for clients including U-M, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and Washtenaw Community College.