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In order to build an inclusive campus environment, the office provides professional development programs, learning-on-demand resources and trainings by request.

Learning-on-Demand Resources 

ODEI offers a curated set of online resources on a variety of DEI topics on our blog (open to all) and on Percipio (campus log-in required). 

 The Cap-A.B.L.E. Workshop Series

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to participate in the Cap – A.B.L.E. Workshop Series. The Cap – A.B.L.E. Workshop Series is a new programmatic approach in exploring issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) inside of higher education. The series is built around the principles of intergroup dialogue – active and engaged learning environment, facilitated discussions, and an intergroup focus. Throughout the series, participants will: (1) examine the organizational structures and social foundations of higher education, (2) define and recognize the importance of DEI to the academic enterprise, (3) practice fostering and facilitating conversations around DEI, and (4) create an action plan for enacting change. More information

Diversity 101: DEI in the Academic Workplace (Next session: TBD)

This course is designed to help participants develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills for providing leadership around diversity and inclusion issues; working more effectively with people from backgrounds different than your own; and for making our campus more welcoming and inclusive for everyone. In collaboration with MU Extension, this fully online course is now open to all UM System employees. For more information, contact Dr. Dwayne James.

Chancellor's Certificate in Advancing DEI in the Workplace (Next session: Spring 2024, dates TBD)

The Chancellor’s Certificate in Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is a highly interactive, cohort-based, online professional development program that explores the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. This non-credit bearing program is open to all professionals in the Greater Saint Louis community. Click here for more information and registration. 

Training by Request

If you would like to schedule a diversity, equity, and inclusion training for your team or department, please contact odei@umsl.edu


Additional Training at UMSL

Safe Zone

Green Zone

Human Resources 

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