The Leadership Diversity Institute, a one-day conference open to all UMSL students, will be on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Millennium Student Center.  The focus of this year’s Summit is to engage and educate participants in the areas of diversity and social justice through respect. Registration is required and due Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

The Institute is open to all UMSL students who are currently active or interested in becoming active in Student Involvement and leadership and UMSL.

Respectivity: How Respect Can Grow Our Diversity 

When was the last time you were disrespected?  How did you react and how did it make you feel?  What about the last time your were respected and valued?  What if you could help the employees in your organization to feel more of the latter?  Research has shown that individuals who feel greater levels of respect and value actually are more engaged, more productive, and can contribute more to the innovation and creativity of the organization.   Participants will be able to:

  •  Apply the Listen. Learn. LEAD Model to effectively engage respect in their everyday lives
  • See why the foundation of Diversity is really Everyday Respect and how to create better customer experiences
  • Leave more people encounters with respect, dignity, and honor to positively impact employee and team engagement
  • Take responsibility to communicate differences respectfully
Registration is now closed.  
All sessions will be held on the 3rd floor of the Millennium Student Center



MSC 3rd Floor


Welcome & Keynote

Century Rooms


Breakout Session #1

Various Locations



MSC 3rd Floor


Breakout Session #2

Various Locations



Century Rooms

Breakout sessions are an integral part of the Leadership Diversity Institute! The Leadership Diversity Institute is structured on the Social Change Model.  Change means improving the status quo, creating a better world, and demonstrating a comfort with transition and ambiguity in the change process.  Breakout sessions are 50 minutes long at the following times:

  • Breakout Session #1: Individual Values (11:10am-12:00pm) can be viewed here 
  • Breakout Session #2: Group Values (1:00pm-1:50pm) can be view here