ODEI Virtual Professional Development Series for Faculty and Staff

On behalf of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion is now offering a great way to stay connected to your UMSL colleagues, as well as boost your knowledge, awareness, and skills for enhancing diversity & inclusion on campus.  Registration is required. You can sign up for any or all of the sessions offered.

All sessions take place on Zoom and require a web cam to participate. You can download the Zoom app on your phone if your computer does not have a webcam.

 

Participants earn 25 Wellness Points and a digital badge.

Diversity & Inclusion Foundations April 9, 2020 1:00 –2:30 pm
The purpose of this session is to provide participants with some foundational concepts related to creating an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive. In this session, participants will a) gain a nuanced understanding of the various meanings of, and the potential impact of, diversity in higher education and the workplace, b) gain an understanding of the new inclusive excellence framework, c) explore the impact of identities in workplace interactions and relationships, and d) learn some critical concepts for improving workplace relationships, practices, and culture.

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Understanding & Overriding Unconscious Bias April 16, 2020 1:00 –2:30 pm
Being able to recognize our unconscious biases and not act upon them is a key competence area for anyone who is concerned with fairness and equity in the workplace. In this session, participants will a) gain a basic understanding of the neuroscience of bias b) learn some of the ways that biases play out in the workplace c) explore various types of bias, and d) strategize ways to override biases in decision making.

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Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions April 23, 2020 1:00 –2:30 pm
In this session, participants will a) learn to define and recognize microaggressions, b) understand the issue of intent vs. impact, c) increase awareness in order to avoid making unintentional microaggressions, and d) learn strategies for addressing and confronting microaggressions. By building our awareness and skills in dealing with microaggressions, we can work towards a more inclusive learning and working environment for everyone.

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What’s culture got to do with it? Developing Cultural Awareness April 30, 2020 1:00 –2:30 pm
In this session, participants will a) gain an increased understanding of the concept of culture, b) explore the impact on values, perceptions, and behaviors c) learn a framework for cultural competence and how it applies to your work environment.

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For more information, visit https://www.umsl.edu/services/odei/prodev/index.html

Or contact marlo@umsl.edu

Touhill March 28: The Martin Hayes Quartet

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00PM

Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill have been touring the world for the past 25 years, creating a new sound in Irish music as a duo and as founding members of the Gloaming, The Martin Hayes Quartet, and Masters of Tradition on Tour.

Hayes, known worldwide for his soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music, created his critically-acclaimed quartet to expand upon the sonic possibilities of the Irish canon. With spacious new arrangements and unusual instrumentation, the group features Martin’s longtime musical partner, guitarist Dennis Cahill, along with classically-trained violinist Liz Knowles, and New York City’s downtown master bass clarinetist Doug Wieselman.

The program will feature a short opening set by the duo of Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill celebrating their 25 years of partnership.

Sponsored by the Smurfit-Stone Corporation Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies, UMSL Global, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Please note that ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  Ticket prices increase closer to show date.  Buy early to save!