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Maryland Equity and Inclusion
Leadership Program

The Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program is offered jointly by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at The University of Baltimore and the Maryland Commission on Civil RightsThe 14-week program combines asynchronous and live online instruction. It is comprehensive, academically grounded, and job-relevant. Participants interact online and in peer groups. They complete a project focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program aspires to develop, engage, and support current and emerging leaders from private, public, and nonprofit sectors who are interested and committed to helping their organizations become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive at various levels. It is ideal for experienced and developing professionals, from public, nonprofit, and private organizations who want to design, lead, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their organizations. Download a PDF brochure.

Who May Apply?

The Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program is open to executive, mid-level, and emerging leaders without substantial DEI knowledge or experience and who wish to acquire the requisite knowledge, attitudes, and skills to develop and support DEI in their organizations.

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Maryland Equity and Inclusion
Leadership Program
Schedule & Topics

Orientation: August 26, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Weekly Sessions
Each week has two mandatory sessions:

1. An asynchronous session to be completed on your own via The University of Baltimore learning management platform Monday-Thursday.

2. A synchronous (live) Zoom session on Friday from
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Week 1: Program Overview September 6-10, 2021

Week 2: Equal Opportunity & Discrimination in Maryland; Legal Protections & EEO Challenges September 13-17, 2021

Week 3: Understanding Race & Racism in the United States & Maryland September 20-24, 2021

Week 4: Understanding Race and Racism in the Workplace; Understanding Equity; The Importance of Mediation in Race Disputes; Policy Analysis, and Writing September 27-October 1, 2021

Week 5: Understanding the Implications and Interplay Between Ethnicity and Culture October 4-8, 2021

Week 6: Paradigm Shift: Workplace without Boundaries; Addressing and Transcending “isms” October 11-15, 2021

Week 7: Understanding Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace; Identifying Faith-based Biases and Discrimination; Building Awareness
October 18-22, 2021

Week 8: Binary and non-binary Identifications; Gender-based Discrimination in the Workplace; Title VII Resources and Trainings
October 25-29, 2021

Week 9: Disability and Discrimination in the Workplace; Prioritizing Accommodations; Overview of Best Practices November 1-5, 2021

Week 10: Paradigm Shift: Implementing Best Practices in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion November 8-12, 2021

Week 11: Final Project Assistance November 15-19, 2021

Week 12: Thanksgiving Week – No Class November 22-26

Week 13: Final Project Assistance November 29-December 3, 2021

Week 14: Project Presentations & Award Ceremony December 6-10, 2021