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Applications Being Accepted for Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program

September 9, 2016
Contact: Public Affairs
Phone: 410.837.5739

Today's workplaces and communities are faced with a renewed focus on addressing social and cultural inequities. In response, the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy are launching a new program next year entitled the Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program to support organizations in taking a proactive approach to addressing diversity and inclusion.

"This program offers a unique opportunity for non-diversity professionals to understand equity and inclusion issues and acquire the skills they need to create more inclusive organizations," said Ann Cotten, director of the Schaefer Center.

"As we continue to combat inequality in the workplace, it is clear that innovative programs like MEILP are needed to support emerging leaders with a passion for building a meaningful and sustainable organizational culture committed to diversity, community, and respect," said Commision on Civil Rights Executive Director Alvin Gillard.

Participants in MEILP will learn diversity and inclusion best practices, enhance their personal leadership and management skills, and become part of a diverse alumni network of program graduates. Leaders from all sectors—public, private, and non-profit—are encouraged to apply. There are 30 slots available. Applications are being accepted beginning Monday, Sept. 12 until Monday, Dec. 12. Check out the online application.

The Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program is/will:

  • ideal for current and emerging leaders ranging from high level executives, mid-level managers, and individuals looking to take on leadership roles in the future;
  • feature a number of dynamic speakers, including renowned diversity experts from the federal government, private industry, humanitarian orgs, etc. For example, Howard Ross, author of Everyday Bias, will be an opening speaker for the March, 2017 retreat;
  • support those organizations seeking to build a stronger leadership pipeline with employees who have diversity and inclusion experience and skills;
  • a great way for organizations who want to be responsive to the current issues and be part of effective/strategic change in our communities;
  • perfect for individuals committed to workplace cohesion that lends itself to greater organizational success;
  • help leaders to acquire the tools and skills necessary to develop strategies and solutions around diversity and equity challenges.

Interested applicants should contact Tara Taylor, MCCR director of Education & Outreach, at 410.767.6459 or Ann Cotten at 410.837.6185.

Learn more about the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy.

Learn more about the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.


Last Published 6/9/16