2013-2014 Presentations

Microagressions: Overt to covert - visible to invisible

Thursday, May 1, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Carrington Hall 208

Presented by Lela Panagides, Director of People and Organization Capability at Microsoft.

Ms. Panagides gives her time and talents to various non-profit and governmental organizations which focus on historically excluded groups and empowering girls and women through leadership experiences.

In 2011, Ms. Panagides was selected by the Springfield Business Journal as one of the Most Influential Women. She has lived and worked in six countries and resides in Springfield, Missouri.


Cultural stereotypes: Perception or reality?

April 7, 2014

Gain a better understanding of the changing demographics and how they will affect our cultural stereotypes.

Cultural stereotypes: Perception or reality? (PDF)


Why diversity matters

January 30, 2014

The massive demographic changes that are occurring in the United States are likely to have a significant impact on American life in the coming decades. In this presentation, Dr. Stout will present information on the various ways that diversity and social capital are related to a wide range of economic, social, and educational outcomes. The presentation will begin with a discussion of the changing demographics of the United States and a brief overview of the connection between diversity and social capital. The presentation will then continue by examining the relationship between diversity and a variety of outcomes including community and economic development, well-being, American politics, and education. The presentation will conclude by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of an increasingly diverse society.

Why diversity matters (PDF)


ADP diversity goal

December 2, 2013

The ADP Diversity Goal presentation will help employees understand the importance of incorporating diversity into their individual Appraisal Development Plan (ADP).

  • Get insight about how MSU views and values diversity
  • Learn what our campus is doing to ensure growth as a community of diverse faculty, staff and students.

What's an ADP goal got to do with it? (PDF)