You Spoke, We Listened.

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Have you ever intended to compliment someone, but they did not take what you said as a compliment? Explore the differences between intent and impact and in 10 meaningful minutes earn your digital badge.

Let's Dig In.

Have you ever intended to compliment someone, but they did not take what you said as a compliment? Our words and actions can have a negative impact on others even if we have the best intentions. In this course, you'll learn the difference between intent and impact, and you'll find new ways to shift your focus to the impact you have on others rather than on your intentions. Recognizing these moments and responding intentionally can help build an environment that broadens understanding, promotes positivity, and creates a more well-functioning community. By completing this GEM, you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between intent and impact.

  • Determine where the impact may have been different from your intentions in past experiences.

  • Develop skills you can apply to future situations where your intent may not align with your impact.

  • Add an exclusive credential to LinkedIn and other platforms.

GEM Contributors

Instructional Designer with ansrsource

Dr. Jon Humiston

Dr. Jon Humiston (they, them, theirs) is a scholar-practitioner with 20+ years of experience working in higher education. They are an adjunct faculty member in Educational Leadership with a focus on inclusion, social justice, qualitative research and campus climates and an Instructional Designer at ansrsource. Their research centers on the campus climate for transgender and nonbinary students in a university setting. They speak at national conferences on the importance of creating an inclusive environment for transgender and nonbinary students.

Instructional Designer with ansrsource

Dr. Jon Humiston

Dr. Jon Humiston (they, them, theirs) is a scholar-practitioner with 20+ years of experience working in higher education. They are an adjunct faculty member in Educational Leadership with a focus on inclusion, social justice, qualitative research and campus climates and an Instructional Designer at ansrsource. Their research centers on the campus climate for transgender and nonbinary students in a university setting. They speak at national conferences on the importance of creating an inclusive environment for transgender and nonbinary students.

Director of Inclusion Education at UW-Madison

Aaric Guerriero

Aaric Guerriero (he, him, his) is a student affairs professional with 15 years of experience leading departments and programs focused on identity, inclusion, and social justice. He has served as the Director of three different LGBT campus centers and has a particular passion for elevating voices of queer, trans, and non-binary folx of color. Aaric currently serves as the Director of Inclusion Education within Student Affairs at UW-Madison. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, as well as a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration both from Central Michigan University. Aaric currently resides in Madison, WI with his pet, and best friend, Dot.

The GEM Strategy

Rajiv Narayana, President & CEO, ansrsource

"The quickening pace of change that organizations and that each of us are experiencing can be overwhelming. We’ve observed an increasing need for efficient and timely experiences that help enable transformation, allowing learners to make sense of and keep pace with a constantly changing world. ansrsource is very excited to launch our GEM learning experiences to meet the need of Accelerating Transformation Through Learning™."