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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 mbgnb9@mail.missouri.edu.

Upcoming Sessions

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, November 14, 2014
Trans 101

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Student Center 2206A

In honor of Trans Awareness week, Struby Struble, LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator, will discuss how to make your work place a safer place for individuals falling in the transgender spectrum and their allies. Definitions, terminology, and basic dos and don'ts will be covered. There will be plenty of time for question and answer.

Struby Struble

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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 573-882-7909.

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Last Updated: November 05, 2014