The Culture Journey: Engaging Our Community podcast provides an opportunity to learn how the university values are being put into action. New episodes are released twice per month during the academic year and once per month during the summer. View complete episodes and subscribe to the podcast.

Episodes

Mini Summit Tiny Talks

Recorded at the 2024 Culture Journey Mini Summit, this episode features staff giving “tiny talks” to attendees about culture updates from their areas. Danielle Sheen shares efforts by Environment, Healthy & Safety to connect the core values to their work and leadership development. Juan Florencia and Caitlin Taylor from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance describe “Listening to our Community” in order to build community as well as events and responding to feedback. Anita Bohn talks about Student Life’s efforts to connect work and values and values in action. Anté Britten from Rackham Graduate School emphasizes the importance of staff input to create trust, integrity, transparency, accountability and respect.

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Purple Initiative

Aliyah Mitchell, Organizational Learning, hosts Becky Morgan and Steve Vinson in conversation about the Purple Initiative, Michigan Medicine values, allyship and solidarity in the workplace. Check out the Michigan Medicine Short Takes video about the Purple Initiative.

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Earl Lewis

Sonya Jacobs, assistant vice president for Workplace Culture and Experience and special advisor on culture to the president hosts Earl Lewis, director of the Center for Social Solutions and Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University professor of history in this episode about values-driven leadership and navigating challenges of effecting high level change.

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“You Belong” Campaign

Aliyah Mitchell, communications specialist, Organizational Learning, hosts Celia Alcumbrack, marketing manager, School of Dentistry, in conversation about the School of Dentistry’s “You Belong” campaign, values and more.

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Provost Laurie McCauley

Sonya Jacobs, assistant vice president for workplace culture and experience and special advisor on culture to the president in conversation with Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.

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Patient Hair Care

Aliyah Mitchell, communications specialist, Organizational Learning hosts Megan Johnson, clinical nurse specialist, University Hospital, adjunct clinical instructor, School of Nursing and Steve Vinson, DEI program manager, Ambulatory Care, Michigan Medicine, in conversation about university values and responding to patient requests regarding hair care.

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Barbara McQuade

In this episode about values-driven leadership and accountability, Sonya Jacobs, assistant vice president for workplace culture and experience and special advisor on culture to the president, hosts Barb McQuade, professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School, author and legal analyst.

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Carmeda Stokes and Jane Pettit

Carmeda Stokes, strategic initiatives consultant and Jane Pettit, director of programming, Organizational Learning introduce the Culture Journey podcast and offer background about the Culture Journey at the University of Michigan.

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Podcast Trailer

Trailer for the Culture Journey: Engaging Our Community podcast. This podcast was created to bring this audience the latest in Culture Journey news, stories of the values in action and education related to this topic.

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