Search Committee Training Dates for Fall 2019

Search committees play an integral role in the recruitment and retention of many faculty and staff positions. The positive outcomes of a successful search committee include the potential to increase diversity within our faculty and staff and ensure that we welcome the best and brightest to our university community.

Search Committee Training is required every 18 months for all individuals (including external committee members) who serve on a search at UMKC.

Search Committee Training is two hours and includes the following modules:

  • Module One:Hiring for Inclusivity
  • Module Two:Search Committee Essentials (Dean/Chair Training is also available upon request for your search committees).

We offer this course on the regular training schedule about once per month. This schedule is subject to change, based on enrollment.

We will also work with your committee to arrange training to fit your specific recruiting timeframe. For additional dates, please allow as much time as possible to arrange a date for your team.

September 11, 2019     Administrative Center – Gillham Park Room    9:00am – 11:00am

October 15, 2019         Administrative Center – Gillham Park Room     1:00pm – 3:00pm

November 13, 2019    Administrative Center – Gillham Park Room     11:00am – 1:00pm

December 4, 2019      Administrative Center – Gillham Park Room      9:00am – 11:00am

Visit the Human Resources – Search Committees page for a list of resources explaining the search committee process, equitable recruitment and hiring practices, interviewing tips, evaluation forms, and other frequently asked questions.

Enroll through myLearn in Search Committee training.

For more information, email Christi Roeder in the Office of Affirmative Action or call 816-235-1323.

Upcoming Search Committee Training Dates – Fall 2019

Search committees play an integral role in the recruitment and retention of many faculty and staff positions. The positive outcomes of a successful search committee include the potential to increase diversity within our faculty and staff and ensure that we welcome the best and brightest to our university community.

Search Committee Training is required every 18 months for all individuals (including external committee members) who serve on a search at UMKC.

Search Committee Training is two hours and includes the following modules:

Module One: Hiring for Inclusivity
Module Two: Search Committee Essentials
Dean/Chair Training is also available upon request for your search committees.

We offer this course on the regular training schedule about once per month. This schedule is subject to change, based on enrollment.

We will also work with your committee to arrange training to fit your specific recruiting timeframe. For additional dates, please allow as much time as possible to arrange a date for your team.

Date                                             Location                                                               Time

August 6             Administrative Center Plaza Room                           11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

September 11     Administrative Center Gillham Park Room               9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

October 15         Administrative Center Gillham Park Room                1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

November 13    Administrative Center Gillham Park Room                11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

December 4     Administrative Center Gillham Park Room                 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Visit the Human Resources – Search Committees page for a list of resources explaining the search committee process, equitable recruitment and hiring practices, interviewing tips, evaluation forms, and other frequently asked questions.

Enroll through myLearn in Search Committee training.
For more information, email Christi Roeder in the Office of Affirmative Action or call 816-235-1323.

Search Committee Training

Search committees play an integral role in the recruitment and retention of many faculty and staff positions. The positive outcomes of a successful search committee include the potential to increase diversity within our faculty and staff and ensure that we welcome the best and brightest to our university community.

Search Committee Training is an annual requirement for all individuals (Including External Committee Members) who serve on a search at UMKC.

General search committee training sessions will be held on a monthly basis and includes the following sections:

  • Module One: Diversifying the Academy
  • Module Two: Search Committee Essentials
  • Dean/Chair Training is also available upon request for search committees.

Visit the Human Resources – Search Committees page for a list of resources explaining the Search Committee process, equitable recruitment and hiring practices, interviewing tips, evaluation forms, and other frequently asked questions.

To enroll in a Search Committee Training session, please click this link. There are sessions available through the end of June 2018. Sessions may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

For more information about this course, contact Kevin Sansberry at 816-235-5818 or Mikah Thompson at 816-235-6910.

Webinar: Equipping Search Committees

As an institutional member of HERC, our campus receives access to free professional development webinars led by national experts. HERC webinars are SHRM and HRCI certified and of relevance to senior leadership, academic affairs and human resource professionals, and anyone committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

On Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 12:00PM employees will be able to attend Equipping Search Committees: Tools, Technology, and Training Essentials.

Successful searches start with equipping committees to do their best work through preparation and planning. During this session, participants will learn state-of-the-art approaches to building a professional and successful search, as well as tips and advice for advancing institutional diversity goals. ​Presented by Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR, a leading authority on the search process. His first Search Committees book earned the 2001 Kathryn Hansen publication award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).

Visit the HR Calendar of Events to register for this free webinar.