Staff Advancing Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The mission of SADI is to identify, create, and support initiatives to advance the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion for staff in the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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SADI Subcommittees

Lunch & Learn Discussions Subcommittee

Prepare and present bi-monthly book club style discussions to Medical School staff. The subcommittee will identify reading material including articles and books, lead and facilitate group discussions as needed.

Recruitment, Development and Retention Subcommittee

Provide resources to Medical School departments, programs, units and offices to help them hire, develop and retain more staff of color. The subcommittee will also collect and share data on the number of staff of color employed in Medical School departments and on their job classifications.

STEP-UP Subcommittee

Increase Medical School participation in Step Up, a program that connects Minneapolis youth with internships in organizations across the city. We partner with Step Up, OED, and University Health Sciences staff to improve the experiences of Medical School supervisors and interns in the STEP-UP program.

Website Design Subcommittee

Design and provide updates to Medical School staff regarding diversity, inclusion and equity information on the committee’s activities, internal and external opportunities, OED certification, D&I resources, and many other D&I material.

Workshop Planning Subcommittee

Help to plan learning opportunities for the Medical School staff regarding a variety of topics within the realm of Diversity & Inclusion. This includes determining the topic and securing the speaker.