Mission & Initiatives

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SADI's Mission

The mission of SADI is to identify, create, and support initiatives to advance the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion for University of Minnesota Medical School staff, both on the Twin Cities, and Duluth campuses. SADI's focus is in supporting Medical School employees whose primary position is classified as an academic, professional and/or administrative role other than faculty or learner. This includes full-time, part-time, temporary, and student-employee positions. The SADI Leadership Committee and Subcommittees are dedicated to providing valuable learning and engagement opportunities, resources, support options, and helping the Medical School move towards a more diverse workforce to better serve our school and community.

SADI's Structure

SADI Structure


SADI's Initiatives

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Communications Subcommittee

Current Initiatives: We are currently developing our website, finding new ways to connect and reach staff in all areas of the Medical School (both TC & Duluth campuses), and starting to branch into social media platforms. This is all being done in collaboration with the Office of DEI and the Medical School’s Communications team to maintain consistency, eliminate redundancies, and to ensure a thoughtful flow between all DEI initiatives in the Medical School.

Events & Education Subcommittee

Current Initiatives: We are currently expanding and offering regular Connect & Learn discussions, Hot Topic forums, and workshops by identifying content (readings, videos, podcasts), brainstorming hot topics, and thoughtfully recruiting speakers and experts from within the University of Minnesota (both TC & Duluth campuses) while avoiding cultural taxation.

Recruitment, Development, & Retention Subcommittee

Current Initiatives: We are currently collaborating with North Hennepin Community College to develop a professional pipeline between their Associate Degree programs and the Medical School’s job postings. Additionally, we are working closely with Central HR to develop immediate and long-term changes to the Medical School’s hiring processes. We are developing the structure for Affinity Groups specifically within the Medical School for staff to build stronger and more inclusive relationships within the Medical School.

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If you're interested in getting involved with SADI, have questions, suggestions, or would like to collaborate, please reach out via email.

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