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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, Postdoctoral Fellow in Diversity Education and Research, at goldsteinhodem@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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Staying Cool while Responding to Hot Button Situations

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Memorial Union S203

We all have particular topics or issues that are ‘hot buttons’ for us.  When someone hits on one of our hot buttons, we may not always react as well as we would like.  Responding effectively to hot button situations is import for our relationships, our workplace environment, and our own mental health. This session introduces some tools and strategies to use when someone hits your hot button and provides a safe space to practice what you have learned.

Amber Cheek Presented by Stan Hudson, MU School of Medicine
Stan Hudson is a health literacy expert and health policy analyst with 20 years of experience in health services research and 12 years of experience in health literacy with a focus on curriculum development. He earned an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri and B.A.s in History, Political Science, and Sociology from Columbia College. Over the last decade he has led the development and implementation of health literacy education programs for consumers, health professionals, public health agents, consumer advocates, and health educators. In 2014, he became an NCCJ-certified Facilitrainer and has been developing and implementing inclusion and diversity workshops for education, health, public health professionals, and students.

Contact Stan at hudsonst@health.missouri.edu.

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Last Updated: June 08, 2016