Sheltering in Love: Improvise Every Day in Unprecedented Times

The Sheltering in Love Series is a webinar series focused on several self-care and change management topics relevant to what is going on right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Each session covers a different topic. You can also view more information about the complete series or view a recording of past sessions.

Improvise Every Day in Unprecedented Times

How can we foster a growth mindset for navigating troubling times? We all find ourselves without a playbook. Join us for a conversation around silencing the inner critic, deep listening and holding space for others during these ambiguous times. 

About Heidi Sherick

Heidi is the director of leadership development at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. She has over twenty years of leadership experience working in education settings. She is an accomplished educator and a catalyst for diversity in engineering education and student support programs in higher education. She has an established track record of successfully creating value for institutions seeking capacity-building initiatives, a deep understanding of leadership informed by her own experience as a leader and a research-based understanding of leadership development. In addition, she infuses the tenets of her training in improvisational comedy – listening, teamwork, communication, acceptance – into her approach to coaching.

Heidi received her B.S. and M.S. in biology, broad field science teaching and higher education administration from Montana State University-Bozeman and her Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration from the University of Nebraska.


Anyone who is interested in navigating uncertain times more effectively

Program Note

This workshop is being offered in an online webinar format. Online session login information will be delivered in the registration confirmation email. You will need to click on the link provided in the confirmation and register in BlueJeans. Once you register in BlueJeans, you will receive another confirmation email that will contain the link for the session.

Topic Area

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Self Development

Domain and Expectation

  • Self
    • Adapt
    • Communicate


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


  • Level 1: Awareness