Past Events & Meetings

We Don't Have to Fight Loneliness Alone


The group listened to an episode from the "WorkLIfe with Adam Grant" podcast, titled We Don't Have to Fight Loneliness Alone, followed by a brief discussion. The episode also features Michigan Ross Professor Emerita Jane Dutton.

Episode description:
"Many workplaces have become increasingly lonely, even before the coronavirus pandemic made more of us literally remote. It's not just an unpleasant feeling -- loneliness can hurt our health and our job performance. Find out why it's time for happy hours to finally die -- and how it might take less than a minute to start building real connections."


Harnessing Disruption to Accelerate Your Growth


Jill Dark, Director of Leadership, Learning & Talent Transformation at Steelcase

We are standing in the face of the largest forced experiment in human history. Everything we believe about work and technology is shifting. How will you use this opportunity for growth? As the head of leadership, learning, and talent transformation at Steelcase, Jill Dark knows how to harness disruption and turn it into value. “We may not be able to predict the future, but we can take actions that shape it,” says Jill Dark.

Speaker-Recommended Resources:

WITCoP Member-Recommended Resources:

UofM Women in IT June 2020-Harnessing Disruption by Jill Dark.pdf

COUNTS (U-M Council for Nontraditional Students) Toolkit for Supporting Students

Community Outreach


Morgan Tibble, LLMSW, CEW+ Program Coordinator, University of Michigan

Morgan Tibble led a conversation about supporting nontraditional students on campus and discussed professional development opportunities geared for University staff, including CEW+ services to support staff members' career and educational goals.

Hour of Code at AAPS

December 2019

Women in IT supported for its third year. Together we had 50 volunteers from U-M and the overall reach of this event was:

  • 26 schools had volunteers.

  • 132 total volunteers.

  • 216 total volunteer shifts.

  • ~5,000 AAPS students interacted with volunteers

Check out the impact report for more information.

2019 Michigan IT Article to recruit volunteers:

Hour of Code at AAPS 2019 Impact Report

Debunking the Interview Process



  • Lija Hogan: Engagement Director, UserTesting

  • Audrey Schmidt: Interim Senior Director of Data, Reporting, and Analytics, Health Information Technology & Services

  • Jean Tennyson: Program Manager, HR Recruiting and Employment Services, University Human Resources


Less Stress, More Peace & Women's History Month Celebration Activity


Office of Counseling & Workplace Resilience

A hands-on mindfulness session


A Trip into Cyber Safety - Learn about Information Assurance

It's more diverse than you think

Campus Outreach Subcommittee

Topics included:

  • Cybersecurity, security incidents, who works in cybersecurity, current trends

  • Sign-up to take part of an onsite excursion at Michigan Medicine to explore these topics in more detail.

To register for the excursion, send an email to:


Information Assurance Education & Outreach

Molly McPhall

Maggie Lin


An Hour of Code Can Inspire Possibilities. -- Volunteer Drive for the 2018 Hour of Code at AAPS

Community Outreach Subcommittee


  • Tom Pachera, Project Lead the Way Lead, Ann Arbor Public Schools

  • Nancy Shore, Business Engagement Lead and Volunteer Lead, Ann Arbor Public Schools

  • Michelle Zuelke, Senior Performance Support Analyst, Enterprise Application Systems, ITS - UM

  • Ben Balk, Senior Storage Engineer, ITS Infrastructure - UM

  • Lily Lee, Software Development Manager, Global Volunteer Network of Ann Arbor (GVNAA), Committee Chair for Education Initiatives or Community Partnerships - Thomson Reuters

- How to Volunteer Hour of Code at AAPS:

- Community Outreach Toolkit:


Demystifying the Salary Negotiation Process


Hiring & Recruiting Subcommittee

Cassandra Callaghan

Director of Dental Informatics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan

Sarah Diebel

Human Resources Manager, Michigan Medicine

Karen Sloan

Director of Human Resources, Information and Technology Services, University of Michigan


Why Change Leadership Matters


Amy Peters, ITS Infrastructure Planning Lead

Topic: Change Management


Managing Your IT Career: The IT Job Search



Director of Human Resources, Information and Technology Services, University of Michigan


WISE: Women in Science and Engineering University of Michigan


Campus Outreach Subcommittee

Jamie Saville, Assistant Director WISE


Events Prior to 2018

Coming soon...