Roo Employee Engagement

Roo Employee Engagement Culture, Community, Development, Fun

Human Resources welcomes you to the Roo Employee Engagement page, a comprehensive page designed to share upcoming engagement events and resources for managers to engage their employees. Our hope is to continue creating a culture of care by supporting our community of faculty and staff through events that focus on employee development and having fun. Events will focus on recognition, community building, development, family-friendly events, and more.

Upcoming Events


Walking Club

With fall upon us, we want to encourage employees to get outside and be active. We invite you to join the “Walk It Out!” UMKC Employee Walking Club!

The walking club will meet two times a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon on both the Volker Campus and Health Sciences Campus and aims to get employees moving and meeting others. Employees can log their participation on a Walking Log and if you complete an average of 2 walks per week between Tuesday, September 6th  through Friday, December 2nd, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card for new walking shoes or fitness gear!

The Kindness Campaign

The Kindness Campaign is an annual event sponsored by the Big Shifts Foundation that runs from October 14 through November 13 (World Kindness Day) with the goal of healing a hurting world, one act of kindness at a time. 


2022 Staff Development Seminars (October 31 – November 3)

 Great news! Registration is open for Staff Development Week 2022, the semiannual training conference sponsored by the Office of Human Resources. Join us October 31, November 1, 2 and 3 for this professional and personal development opportunity that has become a valuable resource for participants. Register for any of the 20+ sessions in Percipio now.

Professional Development

The programs listed below are offered regularly to provide development opportunities for employees. There will be additional professional development opportunities through the Roo Employee Engagement Program that will be listed in the Upcoming Events Section above. If you are interested in any of the programs available, please follow the links provided or reach out to for more information.

Supervisor Development Series

The Supervisor Development Series hosted by UM System HR is designed for newly hired or promoted supervisors who manage staff. By participating in this program, supervisors and managers will be equipped with the fundamental skills necessary to be an effective and successful manager of talent. For more information on this program visit Supervisor Development Series on the UM System website.

Visit our Professional Development webpage for more available opportunities.

The Series on Leadership Essentials (SOLE)

The Series on Leadership Essentials (SOLE) is dedicated to helping you lead in your role, and is facilitated by the University of Missouri System Human Resources Learning & Organizational Development team. This program focuses on developing leaders in the areas of communication, engagement, giving and receiving feedback, and navigating change. The next four-session series will begin this fall and will include participants from all campuses.

Visit the Series on Leadership Essentials website to learn more about the SOLE program.

Engagement Groups

Join an engagement group to connect with other employees across campus. If you have an idea for an engagement group, let us know by emailing

Book Club

We are currently working on an Employee Book Club to start in the future. Information on how to sign up coming soon!

Real Appeal Group

Real Appeal is a proven online weight loss program that’s part of your health benefits plan. With personalized guidance from an online coach, meal and activity tracking, and virtual group sessions, you get tools and resources to create healthy change. If interested in registering for Real Appeal and joining a supportive group of peer’s email Secily Adams, UM System Health Engagement Coordinator at For more information about the program go to

“Walk It Out!” Employee Walking Club

We want to encourage employees to get outside and be active. We invite you to join “Walk It Out!” the UMKC Employee Walking Club! More detailed information about “Walk It Out!” can be found here.

Resources for Managers

Coming Soon!

We hope you will continue to check out this website and find opportunities to engage with other employees at UMKC.