Training and Development Preview: October 2016

Welcome Fall!

Take a look at these upcoming training opportunities plus a weekend volunteer opportunity in October:

The Supervisory Development Series continues on with the sessions: Time and Labor and The Science of Unconscious Bias and its Professional Implication, so check your calendars!

Other training this month includes:

  • Embrace Diversity
  • Managing your Career
  • Shots Fired: Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
  • Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World
  • Crucial Conversations

Please see your calendars for more details about the Harvester volunteer event on October 15th.


What is Campus Climate?

At UMKC, each voice counts. We are dedicated to measuring and improving our existing campus climate.

What: The climate survey is coming. Campus climate impacts each individual on campus. We want to hear from you, how you feel about the level of fairness, inclusion and respect on campus.

Why: Each voice counts. The climate survey will gauge the campus climate at UMKC. Using your feedback, we will enact change to create a thriving community for all.

How: Take the survey. Students, faculty and staff can take the confidential survey October 4 – November 4. Plan at least 15 minutes to take the survey. Participants can choose to enter their names for prize drawings.

The Campus Climate Survey launches today, October 4th. Find out more information and take the survey HERE.

Highlights from last month: September

Thanks to everyone who attended last month’s ergonomicsergonomics courses.

A special thanks to our EAP partners, Saint Luke’s LIFEWISE Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialists. These courses helped you earn 25 wellness incentive points, congratulations for taking an interest in your well being!

The Employee Assistance Program is available to all faculty, staff and their dependents since April 1, 2014. The UM System’s Total Rewards and UMKC Human Resources departments have partnered with Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City to provide this service to you for free. Their staff of professional counselors is trained to help with issues related to family or relationship difficulties, stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse problems, work concerns and financial problems.

Employees are eligible for up to three phone or in-person counseling sessions for any personal issue. If you need more sessions, you can be referred to an outside service provider. In addition, you have access to more than 5,000 online articles and 500 videos about health topics.

Visit for more information.

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