Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Calendar & Events

Inclusion Illusion

Professional EDGE
Student Organization
Friday, February 23, 2018 -
9:30am to 2:30pm
Reynolds Alumni Center
Business Attire: 
Business Casual
EDGE Points: 
EDGE Competency: 
Value Differences

Verna Myers once said, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to the dance.” During this conference, National Association of Black Accountants hopes to take students a step beyond diversity by helping them develop and demonstrate an inclusive attitude in the workplace. We hope to attain this goal by beginning with an interactive ice breaker and barrier breaking table discussions facilitated by Title IX faculty. These discussions will include topics exploring individual branding, self-identification, and how companies can support diverse employees as they persist in their professional and personal development. Next, on the agenda will be our keynote address from a KPMG partner, and the event will conclude with an open panel discussion. Our panel discussion will include companies who desire to inform students on the steps they are taking to create a more inclusive environment. Students must RSVP for the event by February 16 through the provided link. 

Important note: Any student who cancels or no shows will be charged $50 to their student account.


  •  Business casual attire is the minimum attire requirement for attendance at this event. View a description of this attire.
  • Approximately 5 hours is the expected time commitment for successful completion.
  • 35 PDP points earned for successful completion.
  •  Value Differences | Competency/ies addressed in this professional development experience.
  • Special check-in instructions: Students will check IN to the event before the first session, and then OUT of the event at the conclusion. Only students who attend the event in entirety AND who appear on both check points will receive PDP credit/points for this event. The student's MyPoint record will not automatically be updated upon card swipe; credit will be reflected within five business days after the event and students will be notified via email. 
  • The NABA (National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.) organization is the organizer for this event. This organizer is working with the PDP office to have PDP points awarded for students who successfully participate in their event; therefore, procedures for event registration, check-in, timeline for processing PDP points and other event details may be different from typical in-person PDP sessions. Please refer to information in the body of this calendar event and/or emails from the event organizer for possible further information and/or instructions. Important note: while some details may vary, there will be no change from the PDP Programming Syllabus regarding (1) the students’ responsibility to take appropriate steps to have their presence documented in order for attendance to officially be recorded (2) specifics for the minimum attire requirement, and (3) students will have 5 business days after the event is posted to dispute points awarded/not awarded.