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.