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Diversity & Inclusion Training

Making Implicit Bias Conscious

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. This training examines the impact of implicit bias, explores how implicit bias is manifested in our day to day, and discusses strategies to identify and interrupt our implicit biases.  

Date/time TBA


University of Maryland Events

The Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education:Race, Racial Justice, Civil Discourse and Free Speech

Join Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and Voices of Social Change for a panel discussion for the entire University of Maryland community. Michele Norris, Jelani Cobb, Carolyn Lukensmeyer and Suzanne Nossel, the featured panelists.
Date/time: October 17, 2018 6pm
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom

Accessibility of Online Content: Understanding Barriers to Success

Join us for Accessibility of Online Content: Understanding Barriers to Success. Experience how websites and other online content look and feel to users with a variety of disabilities.

Date/time: October 23, 2018 12-1pm
Location: Edward St. John Building, Room 1103

RadAccess Disability Justice Workshop

An interactive workshop which offers the basics of ableism and what radical access and disability justice means. This workshop is meant for people in solidarity with disability justice movements. A workshop on what ableism is, what disability justice is, and what access for people with disabilities would mean.

Date/time: October 25, 2018 3-5pm
Location: Mckeldin Library Special Events Room 6137

Meet & Greet with Champions of Disability Inclusion

Employers attending the EmployABILITY Bootcamp requested time to meet with our talented Terps. Limited registration for social hour and networking event with employers interested in recruiting and hiring neurodiverse students, students with disabilities.

Date/time: November 1, 2018 3-4pm
Location: The Atrium at the Stamp Union
Contact PCDI at pcdi@umd.edu or (301) 405-3364 if you have any questions or need to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in the events, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille, handouts in large print, wheelchair access, electronic text, etc. Learn more about the President’s Commission on Disability Issues at go.umd.edu/PCDI.

Past Events

Diversity & Inclusion Training

How to Have Crucial Diversity Conversations

This training focuses on some common crucial conversations that need to happen in work environments striving for inclusion and diversity. Topics include interrupting harmful ways of relating with one another, having conversations when you have immediate diversity concerns, and proactive conversations that help create a culture of inclusion.

Date/time: February 13, 2018 12-1:15pm
Location: Van Munching Hall, Room 1203
Target audience: SPP faculty and staff

Cultural Competency in the Classroom: Strategies & Suggestions

Culturally competent courses strive to create environments that allow for effective, ethical and accountable conversations across difference. This training aims to help you think about and strategize how you make your classroom brave enough for students to engage in conversations about difference. 

Date/time: February 21, 2018 12-1:15pm
Location: Van Munching Hall, Room 1203
Target audience: SPP faculty and TAs


SPP Events

Strengthening Our Community

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Jason Nichols, lecturer in the African American Studies Department of the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences. The discussion will be moderated by Corinne Paul, MPP student and president of Black Students in Public Policy. 

Date/time: February 28, 2018 7pm
Location: Van Munching Hall, Atrium

Leadership in Fraught Times: Responding to Hate and Bias

Join us for a discussion with Doron Ezickson, Anti-Defamation League regional director, and Chief David Mitchell, UMD chief of policy and director of public safety, moderated by Dean Robert Orr. 

Date/time: March 8, 2018 7pm
Location: Van Munching Hall, Atrium

2018 Parren J. Mitchell Symposium on Racial Wealth Inequality

The School of Public Policy is a co-sponsor of the 2018 Parren J. Mitchell Symposium on Racial Wealth Inequality. See confirmed panels and speakers. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.


University of Maryland Events

Social Justice Day

The University of Maryland will host its 2nd Annual Social Justice Day on Monday, April 23, 2018 in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union and Memorial Chapel. Drawing from the success of the inaugural event, Social Justice Day 2018 will be a daylong exchange inviting faculty, staff, students, and our community to learn about the work of others involved in important causes and to share ideas.

Date/time: April 23, 2018 8:30am-5pm
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom

Thrive Thursday: I Get Diversity, But What's Inclusion?

Join us at the Thriving Workplace Initiative's monthly learning session. Learn why inclusion goes beyond paying attention to protected categories and instead means embracing everyone's diverse strengths and contributions to the whole.
Date/time: May 24, 2018 9am-10:30am
Location: UMD Center for Leadership & Organizational Change, 4716 Pontiac St., Room 0110

Be Yourself, Make a Difference: Neurodiversity

ADHD, learning differences, autism, mental health challenges? Join leaders from Accenture Federal services in an interactive workshop, titled Be Yourself, Make a Difference: Neurodiversity, to help you define and embrace your authentic self to make a difference in the workplace and your life.
Date/time: October 11, 2018 5-7pm
Location: Hornbake Library South 3rd floor

Adaptive Climbing Clinic

Come on out to the RecWell Climbing Wall for an Adaptive Climbing Clinic and experience the exciting sport of rock climbing. Adventure Program staff will help you reach new heights and teach you about the systems and equipment that can help people of all abilities experience the joy of climbing.

Date/time: October 12, 2018 2-4pm
Location: RecWell Climbing Wall