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Diversity Strategic Plan Discussion Board

Let’s start a conversation; let’s make a change!

As part of the development of UMB’s first ever Diversity Strategic Plan, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) developed a platform where you can share your ideas with other members of the UMB community. The diversity strategic plan discussion board will complement the Listening Sessions that will be held in April.

We want to hear from you and invite you to join the conversation!

Listening Sessions

As part of UMB’s first Diversity Strategic Planning Process, The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will be holding multiple listening sessions across units and schools that include faculty, staff, and student, and affinity groups based on both personal and positional identities. Your participation increases belonging and inclusion at UMB. Notes from all these meetings will help form themes and focus areas for the Diversity Strategic Plan.​ 

This first round of listening sessions is based on the availability of volunteers to lead and take notes. Future listening sessions will address additional communities. Please be on the lookout in the Elm or check back on a weekly basis for added sessions.

Meetings will be in-person, virtual, or hybrid to try to maximize accessibility.

If you are interested in leading a listening session for your community at a later date or have questions, please contact

Sign up for a listening session today using the form below!

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