Early Career Leaders Community of Practice

Our quarterly sessions include networking, learning and skill development. The June 2020 session will focus on self-care and community while navigating change.

Creating Room for Self-Care and Community

In this session, we will provide room for some dialogue on how our world has shifted since COVID-19 and the tools that can support us as we move forward. The session will be interactive and is an opportunity to learn from each other as we navigate change.

About Clarissa Love:

Clarissa is a DEI consultant in the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion. She brings more than 12 years of experience on DEI issues within academia, broader community and non-profit sectors. As a physicist, African-American woman, and someone who was born with spina bifida, she believes in sharing her intersectionality and embracing the intersectionality of others to foster intentional (brave) spaces where staff, faculty, resident and students can unleash their full potential to create high performing teams.

In her role within OHEI, she works to support Michigan Medicine DEI strategy, engagement, and report on organizational progress. Her primary responsibility is  providing resources and guidance for DEI implementation leads across Michigan Medicine. DEI implementation leads are responsible for communication, collaborating and champion DEI in their respective departments. In conjunction, she provides consultation to executive leaders, faculty, and staff to help advance health equity, diversity and inclusion programs or projects. She is a trained facilitator in unconscious bias, hiring and selection best practices and Intergroup dialogue, and practices restorative justice.

A tireless advocate for disability nationally, locally and across Michigan Medicine, she co-leads the Michigan Medicine Disability Resource Group. Her research interests include strategy, organizational engagement, disability and health equity.  

Program Note:

This workshop is being offered in an online webinar format. Online session login information will be delivered with the registration confirmation email. 


Anyone who would like to dialogue with others about current leadership issues and how to make time for self-care and community

Past Session Topics:

  • January 2020: Purposeful: A Daily Dose of Purpose with Dr. Vic Strecher

Topic Area

  • Conferences and Special Events

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
    • Lead innovation and change
  • People
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Adapt
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture


  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization


  • Level 2: Skill building


Code: OL20CRSCC01

Presenter: Clarissa Love

Cost: $0

  • Wed 6/10/20 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar