The UNMC community is invited to explore the idea of teamwork during the Sept. 9 "Conversations for Inclusive Excellence."
Sheritta Strong, MD, assistant vice chancellor of inclusion, will host the discussion, which runs from 2-3 p.m. and connects cultural humility concepts to UNMC’s ITEACH values of innovation, teamwork, excellence, accountability, courage and healing.
Zoom links can be accessed via the campus calendar or via the Engage website.
On Sept. 9, attendees will hear from E’Ula Kenye Green, who has committed herself to assist with the medical and nutritional needs of others through mission-driven activities, by building and reinforcing infrastructure.
"Through her volunteer work, Ms. Green - who earned a master’s in social work from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa -- enhanced a sense for equity that was developed during her childhood," Dr. Strong said. "Describing scenarios where she has felt excluded, her family dynamics have deeply impacted her perspective on life by making her highly aware of the needs of others around her and how to make them feel like they are a part of the team. We will discuss how embracing diversity and inclusion helps us with our ITEACH value of Teamwork through a sense of community and belonging."
Access the Zoom link for the Sept. 9 session via Engage.
Upcoming presentations include:
Oct. 14 - Trust is the foundation for everything we do. But what do we do when it's broken? In an eye-opening talk, Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei gives a crash course in trust: how to build it, maintain it and rebuild it -- something she worked on during a recent stint at Uber. As a professor of technology and operations management at Harvard Business School, Frie’s research investigates how leaders create the conditions for organizations and individuals to thrive by designing for excellence in strategy, operations, and culture. Her presentation will relate to the ITEACH value of teamwork.
Nov. 11 - Sean Edmund Rogers, PhD, speaks to the importance of first, recognizing diversity of thought, and then ensuring concepts and topics particularly important to underrepresented communities are brought to the forefront of the conversation. He is the Spachman Professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations, and an associate professor of management in the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island. He also is the executive director of inclusive excellence at the college. His current research interests include unions and labor-management relations, employment discrimination and workplace diversity, and volunteerism. His presentation will relate to the ITEACH value of excellence.
Sponsored by the UNMC Office of Inclusion, "Conversations for Inclusive Excellence" allow participants to engage in meaningful and, at times, uncomfortable conversations to co-create understanding. Participants also gain tools to continue the dialogue within their departments and offices. The sessions, which take place on the second Thursday of every month, challenge participants and the assumptions we all make consciously and unconsciously.