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Doughnuts With the Dean

Listen as the Dean of the UW Graduate school shares the creative ways in which she worked to facilitate connection among her staff and students during the pandemic. She found ways to encourage people use the chat in zoom to talk with one another, she implemented games such as two truths and a lie as well as a joke telling segment of meetings all to add some levity. Her leadership is one that isn’t top-down but more about encouraging community which was especially important during the pandemic when everyone was isolated and being connected with each other helped everyone feel human again.

You can’t build camaraderie when one person is talking at you. So the way I tried to take that up, we had joke telling.