Talk It Up! This September

We at UMKC are committed to each other’s learning, growth and success. With the beginning of our academic year it’s time for us as supervisors and employees to start making a conscious shift towards having productive two way conversations around individual development. Leverage on the learning from the Talk It Up training sessions and have your first Talk It Up conversation in September. Moving forward, schedule additional Talk It Up conversations at least once per quarter.



Talk It Up! Conversation

                    Supervisor                <—–>           Employee

Supervisor and employees meet to give and receive developmental feedback in a positive, constructive and mutually supportive manner


Supervisor insights are particularly important to developing our employees.  Individuals need to work with their supervisor to make sure they are getting the feedback they need related to their professional strengths & development.

Click here for a few tips for supervisors and employees for their first Talk It Up Conversation.

To learn more and to review the materials from the Talk It Up Training, visit the Talk it Up webpage.

It’s all about connection & collaboration between Supervisor & Employee. So why wait …….schedule your first Talk it Up now!

Fall 2019 UMKC Supervisory Development Series

The Fall UMKC Supervisory Development Series sessions begin on August 28. All sessions are on Wednesday mornings on the Volker campus. The September 25, Litigation Landmines and Time and Labor are at the Miller Nichols Library in room 325. All other dates are in the Administrative Center Conference Center space. All sessions are open for enrollment!

If you have started the program, now is a great time to pick up the courses you still need to finish. Courses do not need to be taken in order and most people complete the program over two terms.

Fall Sessions Dates 

Supervisory Foundations                  August 28, 2019                       9:00am – 11:00am

Embrace Diversity                              September 11, 2019                 9:00am – 11:00am

Policy Overview                                  September 18, 2019                 9:00am – 10:00am

FMLA                                                 September 18, 2019                  10:15am – 11:00am

Litigation Landmines                         September 25, 2019                  9:00am – 10:00am

Time and Labor                                  September 25, 2019                 10:15am – 11:15am

Importance of Feedback                       October 2, 2019                      9:00am – 11:00am

Legal & Effective Discipline                 October 9, 2019                      9:00am – 11:00am

Interviewing & Selection                      October 16, 2019                     9:00am – 11:00am

The Science of Unconscious Bias        October 23, 2019                    9:00am – 11:00am

Enrollment for the instructor led courses is on myLearn. The online part of the program is also on myLearn.

Enroll on myLearn at UMKC Supervisory Development Series

Wellness Incentive Deadline!








If you completed Cycle 1 of the 2019 Wellness Incentive, don’t miss your opportunity to receive an additional $225 on your final October paycheck for earning 225 points for Cycle 2 by September 30, 2019.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: Mindful Eating

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri System cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The UM System’s Total Rewards, UMKC Human Resources, and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City have come together to provide monthly online Employee Assistance Program seminars to equip you with skills to help you excel and grow in your professional or personal life. On September 25, 2019, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Mindful Eating

Description: Habits of mindless eating are not easy to change. Learn how to pay attention to the experience of eating and drinking and its benefits inside and outside the body

The monthly webinars are approximately an hour in length and are conducted live at 11AM and 2PM on the scheduled day, but, even if you are unable to view the webinars live you can listen to the recordings at a later date.

Click here to sign up for this webinar today.



Once you login please click on Webcasts, please select the webinar listed under the 2019 schedule.