Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics in September and October!

Flu season is quickly approaching, and getting your annual flu shot is as important as ever as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you get vaccinated in the safest way possible, the university is holding drive-thru flu shot clinics. Flu shots are covered for faculty, staff, dependents (children 7 years and older accompanied by a parent or guardian) and retirees enrolled in UM System medical plans.

Find a clinic near you, the consent form and additional information about this year’s drive-thru clinics at

Tips for attending a drive-thru flu shot clinic:

Bring your insurance card and a completed flu shot consent form.
You’ll receive your vaccination from the convenience of your car. It’s recommended you wear loose-fitting clothing or short sleeves so your arm is easily accessible.
Someone will collect insurance information, payment (if necessary) and provide additional details about the process. Signs will help direct traffic flow. Please be patient and anticipate a wait.
Staff members will screen for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. If you are not feeling well, attend a clinic later or get your vaccination from another location offering flu shots when you are feeling well.
To protect staff members, keep your windows rolled up as you wait. Everyone at the clinic is required to wear a face covering—including those in vehicles. Children under the age of two should not wear face coverings.
When receiving your shot, keep your face covering on and face forward to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 573-882-2146 or

Help Change Behavior with Green Dot at UMKC

Green Dots are small, intentional actions anyone can take to influence culture change on our campus. Some Green Dots are reactive – actions you can take if you witness a potentially violent situation – and some Green Dots are proactive – actions you can take at any time to educate yourself, your friends and make your commitment to ending violence clear.

Green Dot is a comprehensive bystander intervention training program meant to encourage all members of the campus community to effectively respond to violence, including dating/intimate partner violence, sexual misconduct, and stalking. There are two upcoming Green Dot trainings that are open for all staff and faculty within the UMKC community. The first training is October 27th at 12pm and the second training is being offered on November 17th at 12pm. Registration is through myLearn at

If you are interested in scheduling a bystander intervention training specifically for your office or department, please email with the date and time you would like the training. A notice of at least three weeks is appreciated to allow us to secure facilitators for the training.

Anyone can do a Green Dot at any time, and when we get everyone at UMKC to do one Green Dot every day, we will reduce instances of violence on our campus and within our communities. To learn more, check out our website at, send us an email at, or call us at (816) 235-5560.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: The Secret to Work-Life Balance

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 15, 2020, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is The Secret to Work-Life Balance.

Description: In our busy and fast paced lives, it can be difficult to effectively meet the demands of our work without compromising our personal lives. This insightful session will uncover the secret to securing a healthy work-life balance.

You do not need to register in advance to attend Online Seminars at a set time. Seminars will be prerecorded and uploaded on the date above. At any time while viewing the Online Seminar, if you have questions about the seminar, please type them into the “Ask a question” box located to the left of the video window. You will receive an emailed answer within five business days.  

Click Here to access the webinar


To access other recorded seminars, visit the EAP website at: Passcode: UMKC.  Open the link and enter the password. This will bring you to the homepage. Scroll down until you see the ‘ONLINE SEMINARS’ and then follow the hyperlink provided. This will take you to a page with all uploaded seminars, select the seminar you would like to review.

September RISE Events!

Below are a few upcoming events that the RISE: Resources, Intervention, Support, and Education Office, formerly known as Violence Prevention and Response Program (VPR), will be hosting during the month of September. Information about the events are listed below. Please click on the titles of the events to obtain a flyer. We look forward seeing you!

  • Getting to Know Green Dot. Tues, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stop by our info session to find out what a Green Dot is and how you can use them to help create a safer campus. Ask questions about bystander intervention and learn how you can commit to making UMKC a violence-free campus.

   Zoom Link: pwd=TjBNeUlHT0tVSExOZjFaUEJFQngwZz09. There is no password required for this event.

  •  Survivor Support Forum. Wed, Sept. 16, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Do you have questions about how to support friends or loved-ones who have experienced or been impacted by violence? This open forum will be a safe space where you can ask questions and gain insight on how to best support someone who has experienced victimization. Co-Sponsored by Counseling Services.

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Please feel free to share the flyers as you see fit. If you have any questions, please contact Maya Burtin at burtinm@umkc,edu.

Fall 2020 UMKC Supervisory Development Series

UMKC Supervisory Development Series

The UMKC Supervisory Development Series restarts on September 16. The fall sessions are on Wednesday in the morning on Zoom. Sessions are available for enrollment on myLearn.

The online portion of the program is available continuously on myLearn.

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

Fall Dates: September 16 –November 11, 2020
Supervisory Foundations Sept. 16,  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Embrace Diversity Sept. 23, 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
Policy Overview Sept. 30, 9:00 –10:00 a.m.
Time and Labor Oct. 7, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Litigation Landmines Oct. 14, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Importance of Feedback Oct. 21, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Legal & Effective Discipline Oct. 28, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Interviewing & Selection Nov. 4,  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Science of Unconscious Bias Nov. 11, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Enroll in the instructor led and online programs on myLearn at UMKC Supervisory Development Series. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Susi Mickey at