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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

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

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