LEARN ABOUT DIVERSITY
Training and Development
Cultural Competency and Leadership Development Program—A program of the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative, this program delivers customized professional development sessions, workshops and coaching for faculty, staff and students to become culturally-competent leaders. To request training, contact Noor Azizan-Gardner at 573-882-6282 or Azizan-GardnerN@missouri.edu.
Civility, You and Mizzou—As part of the campus-wide Show Me Respect campaign, the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative has developed a free, 15-20 minute, awareness-building online learning module for MU faculty and staff. The module is designed to provoke thought, provide information and tools, and generate some discussion about building a culture of civility in our individual units/departments as well as campus-wide.
Difficult Dialogues Faculty Development Program—This program helps faculty learn and practice classroom techniques in conflict resolution and deliberation; encourage cross-cultural empathy through interactive theatre; and gain awareness of diversity issues in higher education related to race, gender, sexual orientation and religious literacy.
Diversity 101 This online class is a highly interactive introduction to diversity particularly as it pertains to working at MU. A core aspect of the course design is peer-to-peer learning through discussion boards in order to draw upon the rich and diverse experiences of colleagues across campus. Other aspects of the class include videos, reflection journal, and self-guided activities.
Diversity, Difference and Conflict—Workplaces are filled with all kinds of diversity...differing beliefs, values, communication styles, work styles, and personalities. No matter who you work with, occasional conflicts are inevitable. So, the question becomes, does "difference" make a difference when you are faced with conflict in the workplace? And more importantly, how does our approach to conflict impact these relationships? Explore these questions and more through a free 20-30 minute online training, "Diversity, Difference, and Conflict: Awareness and Skills Building for Enhancing Workplace Effectiveness."
Diversity Peer Educators—Diversity Peer Educators offer cultural sensitivity education and training to cultivate a greater sense of respect and understanding of culture. This program challenges students to look at cultural assumptions, stereotyping, and the different "isms" everyone faces, with a critical eye. To request training, contact the Multicultural Center at 573-882-7152.
Equity and Hiring Training and Consultation—The MU Equity Office offers customized training and consultation on effective strategies and best practices for faculty search committees as well as training on equity issues such as sexual harassment and hostile workplace. To request training, contact the MU Equity Office at 573-882-9069 or email@example.com.
Green Dot Training—The Green Dot program promotes safety for everyone and communicates utter intolerance for rape, domestic violence, child abuse and stalking. To request training, fill out this online form or contact the RSVP Center at 573-882-6638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Space Training—Participants in the training learn about the challenges of homophobia, campus resources, and how to be supportive to members of the LGBTQ community. At the conclusion of the training, participants have the option to display a Safe Space symbol as a signal to LGBTQ individuals that they maintain a safe and affirming environment.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training—This online training program educates faculty and staff about the sensitive and often-misunderstood topic of sexual harassment and its effect on workplace morale and productivity.
Train-the-Trainers—This training workshop is provided by the Multicultural Center and the Diversity Peer Educators to help students, faculty and staff build the skills necessary to lead facilitated discussions on social justice issues. The program utilizes activities from the University of Massachusetts Social Justice education program. For more information contact the Multicultural Center at 573-882-7152 MendozaP@missouri.edu.
Women's Center Outreach Program—The Women’s Center offers outreach programs for residence halls, student organizations, sororities and fraternities, departments, classes and community organizations on important topics such as body image and disordered eating; personal growth and awareness; empowerment and self-esteem; gender socialization; women’s history; and feminism.
Workplace Diversity Training Series—Led by the MU Diversity Trainers Collaborative, the Workplace Diversity Series provides staff, supervisors and faculty an opportunity to learn about and discuss various workplace diversity issues with colleagues from across campus. Working in a diverse environment brings both opportunities and challenges. By becoming more informed, gaining skills, and having conversations with others, we can improve and enhance our workplace relationships as well as our overall campus environment. We all have a right to work in a place where we feel welcome, included, and appreciated. We also have a responsibility to do our part to create this type of environment for ourselves and others.