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Word of the Month

Each month, there will be a meaningful, positive word posted around campus, underscoring UMMC’s values. The “Word of the Month” is a visual reminder of the institution’s standards when it comes to the promotion of a respectful and inclusive environment. Words are posted in the elevators and bulletin boards around campus. Managers are encouraged to post the word in their departments or units and to use the word as a “talking point” to stimulate dialogue with employees.  



The act or process or an instance of integrating: incorporation as equals into society or an organization of individuals of different groups: coordination of mental processes into a normal effective personality or with the environment


Suggested talking points
and questions:

  • What are your expectations of employee engagement?
  • What does growth and career development look like in your work environment?
  • Does your department celebrate individual’s success?
  • What are your thoughts on the current work climate and culture of campus?

Quote from UMMC employees:

“In a perfect society, integration would be taking everyone’s thoughts, opinions and beliefs to reach mutual, equal goals that would be advantageous for everyone. We, as a society, prefer or desire a certain group to be in power. Therefore, shared, common goals are not obtained, and full integration does take place.”

Jan Michael Williams, PhD
Professor, Graduate Program Director
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Mississippi Medical Center

This month recognizes:

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
World Hepatitis Day (Thurs., July 28, 2022)


 Article: "Workplace Development in Integrated Care: A Scoping Review"
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