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.