UMaine Diversity Leadership Institute accepting applications for 2019–20 cohort

The University of Maine’s Division of Lifelong Learning and Diversity Leadership Advisory Committee encourage UMaine employees who are interested in helping to shape a diverse and inclusive campus community to apply for the UMaine Diversity Leadership Institute (UMDLI) 2019–20 cohort.

UMDLI was established in 2004 with the mission to provide opportunities to understand, appreciate, support and strengthen the diversity of UMaine’s community. The mission aligns with the university’s commitment to honoring the heritage and diversity of the state and nation.

Now in its 15th year, the institute is a one-year intensive training program designed to foster awareness of all facets of diversity and inclusion and provide leadership skills to enable change.

The Diversity Leadership Advisory Committee, with the support of the Division of Lifelong Learning, is offering the program at no cost to the participant or their department.

“This is truly a unique opportunity to explore various topics of diversity with colleagues from across the campus in a safe and supportive environment. As a 2017–18 participant, I looked forward every month to our thoughtful and candid conversations,” says Monique LaRocque, associate provost for the Division of Lifelong Learning.

Applications and additional information on UMDLI are online. The deadline to apply is March 8. For more information, call 581.3113 or email Barbara Blazej, or Barbara Cochran,