In order to build a welcoming and inclusive campus environment and to fulfill our educational and strategic mission as a global university, faculty and staff at all institutional levels must have the awareness, knowledge, and skills to work effectively with diverse coworkers, students, and other constituents.The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) supports this imperative through in-person and online educational opportunities to develop and enhance their cultural competence.

ODEI Professional Development 

ODEI offers a variety of in-person and online programs on a variety of DEI topics for individuals and team. For information on our current programs, please visit our blog.

Diversity 101: DEI in the Academic Workplace (Next session: January 23-June 7, 2023)

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. Click here for more information and registration.  


Chancellor's Certificate in Advancing DEI in the Workplace (Next session: January 23-June 23, 2023)

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. 


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