Request your Diversity Ambassador Session!

Complete and submit this form to request Diversity Ambassador’s to facilitate a session with your student organization or class.

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    Embrace DiversityThe Science of Unconscious BiasUnderstanding Your Privilege and its ImpactCommunicating Respectfully in a Diverse World

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    Session Topic Descriptions

    Embrace Diversity
    Participants will:

    • Have a foundational understanding of common terminology related to diversity and inclusion
    • Deepen our understanding of our cultural selves
    • Develop strategies to support our own and our communities cultural competency for a stronger community

    Goal: Participants will better understand UMKC diversity and inclusion efforts and be encouraged to commit to at least one action step to continue to explore diversity and to increase cultural competencies for a more inclusive UMKC.

    The Science of Unconscious Bias & Its Professional Implications
    Participants will:

    • Learn about unconscious bias
    • Discuss implications for judgment and the environment climate/culture
    • Review strategies and resources to further identify unconscious biases and reduce their impact

    Goal: Participants will have an increased capacity to recognize biases and prevent or reduce unintended consequences in order to create a more inclusive campus and climate.

    Understanding Our Privilege and its Impact
    Participants will:

    • Learn how to define privilege and power
    • Learn how to identify their own privilege and the power and privileges that exist generally
    • Explore how privilege and the power structures impact themselves, others and society

    Goal: Participants will have an increased understanding of how privilege impacts our individual, institutional and structural systems and learn how to advocate and support those who do not hold power and privilege.

    Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World
    Participants will:

    • Understand the impact of stereotypes and bias statements, even when casually said
    • Identify the most common reasons people remain silent in the face of bias and stereotypes
    • Explore skills for speaking up against stereotypes and bias without blame or guilt

    Goal: Participants will enhance communication skills for promoting inclusion and respect in the workplace.