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Inclusive Excellence Boone County

Inclusive Excellence Boone County is a collaborative initiative to promote the idea of Inclusive Excellence in the Columbia area and beyond. The concept of Inclusive Excellence is a framework to promote diversity and equity in the society, introduced by Dr. Kevin McDonald, the UM System Chief Diversity Officer & the MU Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. Inclusive Excellence Boone County is composed of two initiatives:

 

Inclusive EXcellence for Business

This initiative leads an 8 month program directed at local organizations and businesses to encourage constructing an inclusive environment, and adopting the cohesive, coherent, an collaborative integration of diversity, inclusion, and equity into the organizational structure. This institute is co-lead by the MU-Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. This is open to every business owner in the county.

Journey Towards Inclusive Excellence

This initiative is directed at everyone in the community. The mission: develop a self-awareness of our biases and the roles they play both personally and professionally; learn how to create a community where all feel valued and can thrive; recognize privilege and oppression and their impact on our community; and commit to impacting the systems which oppress others personally and professionally.

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE FOR BUSINESS

 
 

Inclusive Excellence for Business framework is composed of five scaleable dimensions and consists of understanding and adopting the principles of community.

 

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Five Dimensions of Inclusive Excellence

  1. Access & Success

  2. Organizational Climate & Intergroup Relations

  3. Training & Education

  4. Community Engagement

  5. Organizational Infrastructure


Schedule

 

WHEN

Friday, February 1, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

TIME

9:30AM-11:00AM

9:30AM-11:00AM

9:30AM-11:00AM

9:30AM-11:00AM

9:30AM-11:00AM

9:30AM-11:00AM

9:30AM-11:00AM

9:30AM-11:00AM

TOPIC

Understanding Principles of Community

Dimension: Access & Success

Dimension: Organizational Climate

Dimension: Training & Education

Dimension: Community Engagement

Dimension: Organizational Infrastructure

Implementation Overview

Principles of Community

WHERE

First State Community Bank

First State Community Bank

Columbia Health Department

Daniel Boone Regional Library

Daniel Boone Regional Library

Daniel Boone Regional Library

Daniel Boone Regional Library

Daniel Boone Regional Library


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JOURNEY TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

 
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Journey Towards Inclusive Excellence Objectives:

  • Develop a self-awareness of our biases and the roles they play both personally and professionally

  • Learn how to create a community where all feel valued and can thrive

  • Recognize privilege and oppression and their impact on our community

  • Commit to impacting the systems which oppress others personally and professionally.


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The Matters of Social Justice Guidelines:

We invite full participation and invite everyone to lean into discomfort. Dissent and conflict can be vital to building a community of inclusive excellence. We encourage you to speak up,Keep an open mind and be open to learning. It’s vital to remember to work through issues and to be respectful of the speaker even when we disagree. Click below to find out more.