Professional Enrichment Day 2020 Part 1 – Sep 1, 2020

Professional Enrichment Day Part 1 - Sept. 1, 2020

The two mutually supporting themes for this year’s PED, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Wellness, reflect two current events that have greatly influenced our personal and professional lives: the COVID-19 pandemic and the global protests on police brutality and racism.  We, the PED Planning Committee, acknowledge that coming together to engage in principles of DEI and Wellness is critical in keeping our community healthy.

We therefore continue with the theme of previous PEDs by focusing on the critical topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  In recognition of how challenging DEI work can be and of the difficulties we are all experiencing related to work, life, and the pandemic, we are also centering on Wellness.  Being well and resilient will help us better address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and improving our DEI practices will support our individual wellbeing.  

The PED Planning Committee is composed of members of the Faculty Development Committee, leaders of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, leaders of BeWell SMU, Office of People and Culture, Academic and Instructional Innovation, and Office of Academic Affairs.

Although participation in PED is not mandatory, we do look forward to your contributions to the discussion. 

Introduction to PED2020 by co-chairs of the Faculty Development Committee.


The following activities were recorded:  

  • Welcome Address
  • Wellness: An Imperative for Our Times
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SMU
  • Closing and Wrap-up (Pledge Presentation, PED Part 2, PED Survey, HeartMath Heart Lock-in Technique)

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TimeActivityActivity RecordingsPresentersActivity Resources
08:45 - 09:35Welcome AddressSee RecordingPresident Ching-Hua Wang 
09:35 - 9:45BREAK   
09:45 - 10:10Wellness: An Imperative for Our TimesSee RecordingLiz Kleine, of BeWell SMU

Pre-Work: Wellness-Self-Assessment & Goals

Resource: Scientific Foundation of the HeartMath System

Resource: HeartMath Quick Coherence Technique

Resource: Beyond Survival: Resilience During and After a Pandemic

Resource: BeWell SMU Hub

10:10 - 10:30

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SMU

  • OPC DEI Staff
  • DEI Volunteer Champions
  • DEI Task Force
See RecordingChe Abram
Marcus Penn
Celeste Villanueva
Watch: Glenn Singleton Session I
10:30 - 10:40BREAK
10:40 - 11:05

Wellness Breakout Sessions:

“Strategies for Wellness at SMU Discussions” We will break into small groups to brainstorm ways to bring wellness into our lives at work using the two guiding questions:

  • How can you integrate wellness into your professional life?
  • What changes can be made at SMU to support your health and wellbeing?
Wellness Breakout Sessions - not recordedAll the BeWell SMU breakout rooms are self-facilitatedResource: Strategies for Wellness Discussion
11:05 - 11:15Wellness Breakout Report OutWellness Breakout Report Out
- not recorded
Liz Kleine
Christine Broz
Katherine LeRoy
Allyson Purcell
Arlene Swinderman
Amy Anderson
11:15 - 12:00DEI Breakout Sessions - Join one of the concurrent breakout session below.
 Restorative Practices at SMU
We will apply restorative tools within opportunities of Wellness and DEI by Restoring Professional Accountability In Relationships (RePAIR).
DEI Breakout Session 
- not recorded 

Facilitator: Marcus Penn

Chat moderator: Robyn Wu

CV: Dr. Marcus Penn

Resource: RePAIR Intro Sheet

Resource: Restorative Justice as the Rx for Mistreatment in Academic Medicine

 White Accountability Dialogue
This breakout session is for colleagues who want to come together to challenge racism and anti-blackness through engaging whiteness and white supremacy. Our intention is to create a  community of white-identified people who are ready to discuss and engage how white supremacy shows up in ourselves, our lives, and our professional practice, so that we can be better allies and partners for racial justice. 
Breakout sessions - not recorded

Kathryn Ward
Craig Elliott 
Rachel True

Chat moderator: Cynthia Stacy 

Resource: White Supremacy Culture
 Allyship Dialogue
An ally is any person that actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts that benefit people as a whole*.

Allyship is often described as an ongoing process, a lifelong endeavor, and one that involves a lot of work. Here is how the Trauma Transformed organization graphically represents Allyship. Join us for a dialogue to explore more about what allyship means to you and what it looks like at SMU.

*As defined by Sheree Atcheson
Breakout sessions - not recorded

Che Abram
Celeste Villanueva

Chat Moderator: Rhea Kimpo

Read: Guide to Allyship
 Community Dialogue 
In solidarity with our 3 recent Community Dialogues, members of the SMU DE&I Strategic Plan Task Force are holding a 4th opportunity for our campus communities to share during PED. Receiving continued communications regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion work, we have responded by seeking broad feedback on our 7 Goals outlined in the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.

These Dialogue sessions serve as a platform for providing extra insights, ideas, and thoughts on the draft of the Strategic Plan. We welcome your participation

Community Dialogue on Strategic Goals 1, 2, and 3
Breakout sessions - not recorded

Goli Hashemi
Shawna Holbrook
Stephen Hill

Chat moderator: Terry Nordstrom

Resource: Draft - Strategic Vision for Diversity, Inclusion 2021-2026
(login required)
 Community Dialogue on Strategic Goals 4, 5, and 6Breakout sessions - not recorded

Jessica Arauza
Emily Prieto-Tseregounis
Keamiyah Walker

Chat moderator: Amin Azzam

Resource: Draft - Strategic Vision for Diversity, Inclusion 2021-2026
(login required)
12:00 - 12:10BREAK
12:10 - 12:30

Closing and Wrap-up

  • Pledge Presentation
  • PED Part 2
  • PED Survey
  • HeartMath Heart Lock-in Technique
See RecordingChe Abram
Adriane Kiefling
Robyn Wu
Cynthia Stacy
Paulina Van
Richard MacIntyre
Complete the PED Survey