Future Leaders Workshops

As part of the Inclusive Leadership Program, Future Leaders Workshops focus on diversity-related themes and offer practical leadership skills. Workshops are open to all faculty and staff. Past workshops have been recorded with closed captioning and posted here.


Spring 2021

Doing Research with Indigenous Nations 

Wed, Feb 24, 12:00-12:45 (last 15 minutes are optional for questions), Zoom RSVP 

Presenters: Karletta Chief, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Environmental Science, and Historian, UA Native Faculty Association, & Ronald L. Trosper, Professor and Co-PI, Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program, American Indian Studies 

After a brief introduction to the principles of doing research with Indigenous Nations, the workshop briefly presents two examples of research projects, one with the Navajo Nation, presented by Karletta Chief, and the other with the Missanabie Cree First Nation, Ontario, Canada, presented by Ronald Trosper. Community-based and community-approved research combines features of research, service and outreach. Successful projects involve community members from the start, including determining research questions and assisting with research methods.  Because the community’s needs are addressed, outreach is not needed at the completion of a project.  Community approval is needed in all Indigenous research involving communities; when the project involves the community in the research, such approval readily occurs. The presentations will describe the benefits to the communities and also the research outcomes.  

Respectful Recruitments 

Tue, March 16, 12:00-12:45 (last 15 minutes are optional for questions), Zoom RSVP 

Presenter: Lisa Gundy, Director, HR Recruitment and Outreach, Human Resources 

This workshop explores some of the simplest and most affordable ways to transform your applicant pools for the better. By infusing respect and kindness into the selection process, leaders will create a stronger and more lasting network of strategic talent. In addition, they will set the foundation for a professional and supportive relationship that will last throughout an employee's tenure. Together, we will explore simple practices that all hiring teams should embed in their selection processes.  

BEST Practices: Recognizing and Responding to Bias on Campus 

Thu, April 1, 12:00-12:45 (last 15 minutes are optional for questions), Zoom RSVP 

Presenters: Nina Pereira, Director, Residential Education, & Whitney Mohr, Investigator, Civil Rights, Office of Institutional Equity  

This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of BEST, the Bias Education & Support Team. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through a BEST developed case study looking at bias on campus and learn more about University Resources. Participants will also be given the chance to ask questions of BEST committee members. BEST was formed in Summer 2020 in response to the University’s commitment to a campus of inclusivity for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The team, made up of stakeholders from across campus, works to educate and support members of the campus community who find themselves impacted by bias. 

For questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations, please contact Trinity Fuentes at tfuentes@email.arizona.edu. Learn more about the Inclusive Leadership Program here