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Pride, Pronouns, and Privilege: How Intersectionality Informs our Allyship Journey

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship.

Forum Podcast Ep. 65: Developing Manager Inclusion Habits in the Virtual Workplace

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Kathy Kacher (Career/Life Alliance Services; The SMART Workplace), Latoya Burrell (Anderson Foundation), and Anu Mandapati (Talking Talent, Inc.) explore ways your organization can “up-skill” its managers to create excellent team cultures regardless of where managers and the team are working from.

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Study Indigenous Peoples Around the World at Model UN this Fall

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Apply now to take the fall semester Model United Nations course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the American Model United Nations from November 20-23, 2021, held in Chicago, IL.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in November. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The fall 2021 Augsburg delegation will be representing the countries of Guatemala, Namibia and Sweden. In addition, a focus of the class will also be the study of indigenous peoples and their connection to the United Nations, with emphasis on Canadian First Nations.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

We will accept applications until September 1, 2021 or until the program fills.

Prerequisite: students must complete thePOL 160 course before Fall 2021, or have relevant equivalent academic experience.

For more information, contact Professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to Chicago.

Apply by Priority deadline of September1!

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon Friday, June 11

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HR or Payroll Forms:
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon Friday, June 11th to be processed on the June 18th pay date. This includes routine forms for HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email if you have questions or need assistance.

Time Sheets
Please submit your timesheet by end of the day Friday, June 11th so your supervisor has time to approve it by the Monday noon deadline.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to for submission. Please contact and cc Payroll for questions.

Thank you!
– Your HR & Payroll Team

Register for a Global Course this Summer

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Looking for a way to keep up on some extra credits this summer? Want to hear from people all over the world to deepen your knowledge of international perspectives? If yes, we encourage you to register for an online course taught by CGEE staff for summer time 2!

These courses are taught by Augsburg CGEE faculty from Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa and will also bring in a variety of guest speakers and unique voices from around the globe using our community connections in those countries. Several courses also fulfill LAF graduation requirements!

Course Still Enrolling for Time 2 (June 28 – August 13):

*Apartheid, Mandela and Post-Apartheid Southern Africa (History 195/387), with instructor Albertina Shifotoka from Namibia

*Citizen Participation within a Globalized Economy (Political Science 310), with instructor Elisa Vanegas from Nicaragua

*In the Aftermath of War: History, Memory and Transitional Justice in Central America (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 355/History 355), with instructor Fernanda Soto Joya from Nicaragua

*Queer History in Latin America (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 281/481), with instructor Antonio Ortega from Mexico

*Spanish 111, 112, 225 taught by instructors from our partner language school in Mexico

You can register for any of these courses through Records & Registration.

Records and Registration

Paid Participants Needed for Stress Study

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Participants needed for a study investigating the effects of a short exercise session on perceived levels of stress. Estimated time commitment of two 60-minute sessions: session 1 will include completion of intake forms, surveys, and 30-40 min of exercise then session 2 will include completion of surveys and watching a short video. The second session will take place 1-2 weeks after the initial session. Compensation of $20 in Target gift cards will be provided upon completion of the second session. All sessions will be held via Zoom. No previous experience with exercise or access to equipment is needed for participation. To sign-up, please complete the following short google survey:

Questions can be directed to Kayla (URGO summer researcher) at

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Forum Webinar, A Psychologically Safe Workplace is the New Normal

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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

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