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Leadership Styles for Weathering Crisis

Dec. 7, 2020

For leaders, adapting and keeping up with changes isn’t a new challenge. However, the changes we’ve faced recently, especially with the challenges of COVID-19, the fight against racism, climate change, and economic uncertainty, require leaders to update their toolboxes. This article discusses five different leadership styles to prepare for and weather crisis situations.

Holding Space and Turning Toward Black Grief

Nov. 12, 2020

With racially motivated shootings, healthcare disparities, and historic and systemic racism, the collective mental health of the Black community needs support. Dr. John Gottman, psychological researcher and clinician, developed the ATTUNE method to help build trust in relationships. If you have a Black partner or friend, this article provides details of how the process of awareness, turning toward, tolerance, understanding, non-defensiveness, and empathy, can help build trust and help your loved one process grief.

Resources for Supporting Our Black Colleagues and Combating Racism

Sept. 24, 2020
At the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we want acknowledge the pain and impact to our community related to current, historical, and systemic racism and violence against Black Americans and people of color, and we recognize that racism not only exists in these obviously painful ways but also through implicit bias. 

Building a culture of repair: Resmaa Menakem and Robin DiAngelo in Conversation

July 21, 2020

Extending and deepening the discussion from Resmaa Menakem’s conversation with Krista Tippett in June of this year, Robin DiAngelo joins the dialogue bringing her scholarship on the idea of “white fragility.” This recently released podcast episode explores racial identity, systemic racism, and how we might begin building a new culture of repair.

How to begin talking about race in the workplace

July 16, 2020

Throughout this summer on UT’s campus there have been many conversations amongst alumni, faculty, staff and the Board of Regents about systemic racism and how the university might step into a new season of equity and inclusion. Dr. Stephanie Creary, Management Professor at Wharton, offers a framework to help managers initiate a conversation with employees to address systemic racism.

"Rest as Reparations" article

June 19, 2020

"May we remember how far we have come and also the work that still must be done.”

-Morgan Harper Nichols, artist

On this Juneteenth we honor June 19, 1865 when over 250, 000 enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed them. We celebrate Black joy, freedom, and the long road of equity and justice.