UCBAC leadership event will feature Van Williams
The 2023 UC Black Administrators’ Council (UCBAC) Summer Webinar Series has been featuring a diverse array of topics for UC colleagues. In next week’s leadership panel event, participants will include Van Williams, vice president of Information Technology Services and chief information officer, UC. Mark your calendar and plan to tune in!
Identifying How to Collaborate with Neurodivergent Family Members, Students and Staff Who Learn Differently
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 12 – 1 p.m. (PT)
During this session, Behavioral Health Coordinator Christian Jacobs, M.S., L.M.F.T., of Student Mental Health & Well-being at UCOP, will continue his discussion from the UCBAC conference on creating a psychologically safe work/life balance. Up to 20% of employees and students have a neurodivergent condition such as dyslexia, autism, or ADHD. Neurodiversity means that people learn differently based on multiple mental factors — there is no single way for a brain to be typical. These unique skills and abilities can benefit organizations and society at large; however, many families face challenges in parenting or caring for loved ones who are neurodivergent. This webinar will clearly define neurodiversity and provide tips on how to collaborate with neurodivergent family members, students, colleagues and staff of color. The material will also provide tips on how to develop work-inclusive environments in a remote/hybrid world for those who may learn differently.
Leadership Pathways: Honoring Every Journey
Monday, Aug. 28, 12 – 1 p.m. (PT)
In Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” she states, “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child – What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.” As Mrs. Obama suggests, career paths often evolve and incorporate planned and unplanned transitions. Members of this dynamic panel will discuss their personal journeys as Black, women and/or first-generation leaders in higher education. They will share their career trajectories and offer leadership principles and practices for career advancement that all colleagues can learn from.
- Moderator: Raquel Rall, Associate Professor, Higher Education
UC Riverside; Co-chair, UCBAC, 2023-24
- Panelist: Adrienne Harrell. Executive Director & Senior Diversity Officer, UC Santa Cruz Foundation & University Relations
- Panelist: Alece Alderson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life
UC San Francisco
- Panelist: Milmon F. Harrison, Associate Vice Provost, Academic Programs, Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor, Department of African American & African Studies, UC Davis
- Panelist: Van Williams, Vice President of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, University of California
How to tune in
UC Black Administrators’ Council Summer Webinar Series events take place virtually over Zoom. For the meeting location, register online here.
About the UC Black Administrators’ Council
The UCBAC represents UC’s systemwide effort to increase and support the African American/Black presence on UC campuses, and to improve diversity in student recruitment, faculty retention, curriculum development and administration at the university. Visit the UCBAC website.
For questions, contact Lori.Fuller@ucop.edu.Tags: leadership, neurodiversity, UCBAC, Van Williams