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Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p64/

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Memorial Day – Timesheet and Payroll Deadlines

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

**Payroll Deadlines change due to Memorial Day holiday: Payroll and HR Closed Monday, May 31**

Routine Benefit or Payroll Forms Deadline: Thursday, May 27 at 12:00 pm
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please submit any change forms to HR by noon Thursday, May 27. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding (W-4 form) changes. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheets
If you will not be working over the Memorial Day weekend or on the holiday, please submit your timesheet to your supervisor by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to https://augsburg.leapfile.net/ for submission. Please contact hr@augsburg.edu for questions.

Thank you so much!
Your HR & Payroll Team

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Forum Webinar, A Psychologically Safe Workplace is the New Normal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: June 17, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm central
Presenters: Jesse Bridges, EVERFI  |  Erin McClintock, EVERFI

2020 brought with it an international a pandemic, a financial crisis, a polarizing presidential election, and an acute and overdue focus on racial and structural inequities. The effects still ripple in 2021, with one being a renewed energy and focus to create safe and healthy work environments, for all. This requires not only enduring conversations about workplace equity, but also “lifting up the hood” and exploring where employees’ ability to flourish, connect and contribute without fear of retribution may be hindered. In this podcast, speakers will discuss the connections between psychological safety, well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learning Outcomes
Identify actionable strategies for promoting psychological safety in the workplace
Apply the eight (8) dimensions of wellness in the workplace
Use an organizational diagnostic to assess equitable wellness

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/a-psychologically-safe-workplace-is-the-new-normal/

Tomorrow, Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 27, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Global Diversity
Presenter: Luiza Dreasher, Mastering Cultural Difference
Cost: Free

With the trend toward a more diverse workforce continuing, so are the ways we conduct business. In the past, most U.S. businesses functioned primarily within our borders. Today, globalization is proving to be a huge game changer for many companies, big and small. With globalization and increased immigration, the potential for misunderstandings in the workplace is really high. First, language differences may lead to miscommunication and misinterpretation. Second you fail to take into account significant cultural differences. For example, during a performance review, you provide constructive criticism to an employee with the intent of helping him improve his performance. Later on you learn that he quit his job because of the shame and loss of face your feedback caused. In this interactive Webinar, you will understand the impact of cultural differences in the workplace and learn strategies to bridge those differences effectively.

Learning Outcomes
Learn the importance of paying attention to cultural differences in the workplace
Recognize differences in communication styles
Apply strategies to communicate effectively with a global workforce

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/mastering-cultural-differences-strategies-for-leading-a-global-workforce/

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Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!
About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.

Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more about the role via CNCS: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and FAQ: http://www.mcnvista.org/faq

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