Michelle Samura

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Chapman University

Dr. Michelle Samura is Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. She also is the founding Co-Director of the Collaborate Initiative and principal investigator of the Architecture of Belonging project. Dr. Samura conducts research, publishes, and speaks on the relationship between space and belonging. For the past 15 years, she has studied diverse student experiences on college campuses and is currently is gaining insights from the fields of design and architecture on key design principles and elements of built environments that promote belonging in educational, workplace, and community settings.


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

3:00 PM Building Belonging: Designing Inclusive Workplace Experiences

How can a spatial approach to understanding workplace experiences strengthen your company’s climate? How might your workplace more effectively facilitate belonging? And how
can diverse voices and perspectives of key stakeholders inform these efforts? The purpose of the “Building Belonging” workshop is to engage participants around these questions and
explore how a spatial approach to examining belonging and inclusion in the workplace can help decision makers better understand and address the needs of diverse stakeholders.

Key Takeaways
Workshop participants will gain interdisciplinary insights and an understanding of research-based approaches that emphasize diverse personnel perspectives in order to more
effectively design and support inclusive workplaces. As a result of participating in this session, attendees will be able to identify possible design elements in their respective
workplace settings to enhance belonging.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michelle.

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