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CBD2020: Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias:Contemplative practice to deepen respect & inclusion

In this session, we will explore everyday implicit, or unconscious, biases in the workplace: how to identify bias, how to address bias, and ultimately, how to make our unconscious biases conscious. We will cover the literature on bias and inclusion in education, academic medicine specifically, and the workplace more generally as we work together to building a more inclusive culture in our own spaces.

Quick Bytes: Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward: Resourcing Ourselves for Resilience

You may have heard that resilience is about “bouncing back” after an experience of failure or adversity, but did you know that you can “bounce” forward? In this presentation we will discuss definitions of resilience, ways to respond resiliently to life’s challenges and consider what it means to cultivate the resources that are the foundation for resilience. Additionally, we will learn the importance of having a growth mindset AND opportunity mindset when facing stress which together build our failure tolerance, a key ingredient in resilience.

Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from three campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.

Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education & director, DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, VPGE

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Angie Hawkins, associate director of educational programs, VPGE

CBD 2020: Summon the Hero Within: the power of mindset for dealing with change

Unforeseen changes require new strategies. The Hero's Journey describes the existential process we all go through as we live in and adjust to changes in our world and ourselves. The need to expand the constructs of our mind and perceptions may arise many times in our lives. Come and explore the power of mindset and create your superhero persona.

CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored.

Webinar – How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage in the Time of COVID

Join best-selling author, TED speaker, and Stanford University lecturer Kelly McGonigal for a webinar on how to harness the power of movement to increase happiness, resilience, and social well-being. People who are physically active are not only physically healthier but also have a stronger sense of purpose and experience more gratitude, love, and hope. They feel more connected to their communities and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed.

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