Diversity Ambassador Sessions

Our Diversity Ambassadors are available to lead discussion with your class, group or organization on any of our diversity and inclusion topics or to customize a topic for you. All sessions are available free of change.

Diversity Ambassador Session Topics

Embrace Diversity

Participants will better understand UMKC diversity and inclusion efforts and be encouraged to commit to at least one action step to continue to explore diversity and to increase cultural competencies for a more inclusive UMKC.

  • A foundational understanding of common terminology related to diversity and inclusion
  • Deepen our understanding of our cultural selves
  • Develop strategies to support our own and our communities' cultural competency for a stronger community

The Science of Unconscious Bias and Its Professional Implications

Participants will have an increased capacity to recognize biases and prevent or reduce unintended consequences in order to create a more inclusive campus climate.

  • Learn about unconscious bias
  • Discuss implications for judgment and the environment climate/culture
  • Review strategies and resources to further identify unconscious biases and reduce their impact

Understanding Our Privilege and Its Impact

Participants will have an increased understanding of how privilege affects our individual, institutional and structural systems and learn how to advocate and support those who do not hold power and privilege.

  • Learn how to define privilege and power
  • Learn how to identify our own privilege and the power and privileges that exist generally
  • Explore how privilege and the power structures impact ourselves, others and society

Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World

Participants will enhance communication skills for promoting inclusion and respect in the workplace.

  • Understand the impact of stereotypes and bias statements, even when casually said
  • Identify the most common reasons people remain silent in the face of bias and stereotypes
  • Explore skills for speaking up against stereotypes and bias without blame or guilt

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