Free webinars available through Higher Education Research Consortium

Through the Argonne Leadership Institute, the laboratory is an institutional member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Research Consortium (HERC). This gives employees access to free professional development webinars presented by HERC and led by national experts. These webinars are of relevance to senior leadership, academic affairs and human resource professionals, and anyone committed to diversity and equity.

Upcoming HERC webinars include:

Toward Inclusive Excellence: Attracting and Retaining Diverse Faculty and Staff

 Thursday, March 30, 12 p.m. CDT

Approaching diversity work with an open mind, proven research and a plan of execution can achieve undeniable results. This webinar will explore strategies for recruiting diverse faculty and staff, and the supportive pillars necessary to retain them. Presented by Kevin McDonald, the University of Missouri System’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer, and the University of Missouri’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.

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Reclaiming Civility in the Workplace

Thursday, April 27, 12 p.m. CDT

Incivility in the workplace is a serious problem that’s only getting worse. Ninety-eight percent of workers report experiencing uncivil behavior, and it’s estimated that workplace incivility is costing organizations $14,000 per employee due to lost productivity and work time.

This webinar focuses on understanding the underlying causes of this growing issue, so you’re able to address it effectively at your institution and return to work with concrete and proven strategies and tactics to improve civility. Presented by Anja Wynne, Ph.D., Asst. Director of HR at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and Jann Gillingham, Compliance and Higher Education Industry Specialist at SkillSurvey.

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