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The Maryland Equity & Inclusion Leadership Program |Program Schedule

Program Schedule

For this year-long program, monthly sessions are held at the University of Baltimore and various locations within the Baltimore metropolitan area. Sessions will generally be held on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although times may vary. Participants will also be expected to complete various activities, such as individual reflective journaling, reading assignments, and facilitated group discussions, between sessions throughout the year. In addition, the program offers opportunities, such as happy hours, special events, and informal outings, for participants to build community and connection with one another.

2019 Session Dates Session Themes
January 24 & 25 Opening retreat – program overview and introductions – Maryland Realtors, Annapolis, MD
February 21 Historical and socio-political contexts – Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Baltimore, MD
March 21 Individual and interpersonal perspectives and practices – Maryland Public Television, Owings Mills, MD
April 18 Intra- and intergroup perspectives and practices – Maryland Nonprofits, Baltimore, MD
May 16 Organizational and leadership perspectives and practices – Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore – Weinberg Park Heights JCC, Baltimore, MD
June 20 Community and societal perspectives and practices – American Red Cross, Baltimore, MD
July 18 & 19 Integrative application I: Assessing DEI needs – Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD / Howard County Office of Human Rights, Columbia, MD
September 19 Integrative application II:  Designing DEI initiatives – North Point State Park, Edgemere, MD
October 17 Integrative application III: Implementing and evaluating DEI initiatives – Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD
November 21 Building DEI capacity and sustainability, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD
December 12 Capstone project presentations and graduation celebration – University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD