LEARN ABOUT DIVERSITY
Workplace Diversity Series
Living our values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence
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. But it’s not always easy. Attend the Workplace Diversity sessions to get information, ideas, and support in a safe, informative, and collegial environment.
Questions? Contact Marlo Goldstein Hode, graduate coordinator of programming and professional development, at email@example.com.
All sessions are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. and are free. Please feel free to bring your lunch! We ask that you sign up at least 48 hours in advance. Pre-registration is NOT required to attend, but sessions with less than 10 pre-registered participants will be cancelled. Participants who have pre-registered will receive an e-mail reminder about the session or notification in the case of cancellation.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Tigers Take Action for Mental health
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Student Center Rm 2205 (A&B)
Mental health problems are common in the U.S. and around the world. Nearly 50 percent of adults in the U.S. will face a diagnosable mental illness at some time in their life. And the cost is high. Without appropriate support and treatment, mental illness can result in significant loss including jobs, relationships, productivity, creativity, and more. The key to maintain or regaining mental health is early identification and intervention coupled with solid support. Join us to learn how to recognize that someone may be experiencing emotional distress or mental illness. We’ll also share concrete skills and action you can take to provide consistent, effective support. Your actions can help a friend, colleague, or co-worker cope more effectively and maintain life roles and goals.
Presented by Christy Hutton, MU Counseling Center
Christy Hutton is a psychologist and outreach coordinator at the Counseling Center. Christy has worked at the Counseling Center for 7 years. She coordinates outreach and prevention efforts for the Center across campus. She has devoted much of her career to teaching others on campus and across the nation how to respond in a mental health crisis. She is on the National Training Team for Mental Health First Aid, an international public health initiative. Mental Health First Aid serves to empower the public to recognize and take effective action to help a person who is experiencing emotional crisis or mental illness. Dr. Hutton has a passion for changing the language and culture around mental illness, breaking stigma, and opening the door to effective mental health care. Contact Christy at HuttonCC@missouri.edu or 573-882-6601.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Title IX Need-to-know Updates
Noon to 1:30 p.m., (location to be determined)
Title IX applies to all students and employees at the University and prohibits unequal treatment based on sex as well as sexual harassment and sexual violence. Recent changes to the law require some updates to our reporting requirements, disciplinary processes, mandatory training, and other issues. Come to this Q & A session to learn more about these changes and how they might impact MU policies and practices. This session is open to students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about Title IX at MU, please visit the MU Equity website.
Presented by Noel Ann English, MU Equity Office
Noel English is the director of MU Equity for the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative. Noel has experience as director of affirmative action and coordinator of disability services in a higher education setting. Noel earned a law degree from Northwestern University, but nevertheless believes that a strictly legalistic approach is not necessarily the best way to help people who seek assistance. She remains optimistic that at an institution of higher learning people can learn to listen to one another. Contact Noel at EnglishNo@missouri.edu or 573-882-9069.