LEARN ABOUT DIVERSITY
Workplace Diversity Series
Living our values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence
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. 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 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.
June 14, 2013
LGBTQ at Work
Noon to 1:30 p.m., S204 Memorial Union (Gus T. Ridgel Room)
Join Struby, LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator, as she discusses how to make your work place a safer place for LGBTQ and Ally identified individuals. Definitions, terminology, and basic dos and don'ts will be covered. There will be plenty of time for question and answer.
Presented by Struby Struble, LGBTQ Resource Center
Struby Struble is a graduate from the University of Missouri with a bachelor degree in English. Since her graduation in 2004, she has lived abroad in Spain, worked in the Department of Student Life at the University of Missouri in various positions, and played semi-professional soccer in San Francisco, Calif. She is currently the coordinator of the MU LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Resource Center, and gives trainings on all manner of LGBTQ issues, including but not limited to Safe Space Training, coming out issues, and transgender identity basics. She has also trained on feminism, gender, body image, media influence, why diversity matters, and intersectionality. Contact Struby at StrubleS@missouri.edu or 882-7909.
July 12, 2013
Rethinking Gender in the Workplace
Noon to 1:30 p.m., S207 Memorial Union (Todd Room)
Gender in the workplace is not a 'women's issue,' but rather an issue for everyone to consider to provide an inclusive workspace. Gender is area of importance to everyone because whether we realize it or not, all of us 'perform' our gender every day in ways that have implications for ourselves and others. In this interactive session, participants will learn gender terminology and engage in discussion about the impact of gender in the workplace.
Presented by Heather Eastman-Mueller, Student Health Center
Heather Eastman-Mueller works for the Student Health Center as a Certified Health Educator and is Coordinator of the Sexual Health Program at the University of Missouri. She currently serves as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and is the co-founder of the TransAction Team, a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, staff and students who advocate, educate and promote gender inclusion and policy change campus-wide. Her primary training includes issues of diversity (intersectionality) in general and in particular sexuality, gender, healthcare and LGBTQ issues. Contact Heather at EastmanMuellerH@health.missouri.edu or 882-5690.