School of Medicine: Professional Development Series

Join IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Spring 2020 Professional Development Series, offered exclusively for the MU School of Medicine faculty and staff. This series is designed to enhance the capacity of faculty, staff and students to engage in conversations about challenging, emotionally-laden topics (i.e., race, discrimination, policy, politics, etc.). The skills learned in this series can be applied in the workplace, including patient care settings, the classroom, as well as interpersonal and community contexts outside of the School of Medicine. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life situations to the sessions to serve as practice and learning opportunities. This new series will be offered Spring 2020!

Dates and Locations: 

  •  Tuesdays Noon-1:30 p.m.

    • March 17: Reframing Intercultural Competencies (LC 401)
    • April 14: Unpacking Cultural Humility (LC 401)
    • April 21: Negotiating Differences Through Intergroup Empathy (M 243)
    • May 19: Pronoun Power & Gender Identity Solidarity (LC 401)

*Read additional information on each course.

Pre-registration is required for all sessions. We welcome requests for ADA accommodations. Please contact Alejandra Gudiño at or Kate Wessler at to make arrangements.

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