The Equity Speaker Series, a collaboration of Maryland Nonprofits and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, brings together an exciting line-up of engaging legal experts and diversity professionals to share tools, tips, and best practices for creating equitable and inclusive organizations.
March 13, 2019: Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Individuals: How to be an Ally
The Safe Spaces workshop is an innovative, dynamic, hands-on approach to creating safe spaces for all; focusing specifically on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex & Asexual (LGBTQ+) community.
June 6, 2019: Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace
The session will focus on understanding sexual harassment laws, prevention, and employer liability. Topics covered include types of sexual harassment, current statistics, case examples, common workplace scenarios, and best practices to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.
September 12, 2019: Religion in the Workplace: Awareness, Accommodations & Best Practices
This interactive and informative workshop will review Maryland law related to religious accommodation in the workplace and include an in-depth discussion on religious, spiritual, and cultural traditions for the 5 major religions in Maryland and the U.S.
December 4, 2019: Building Board Diversity: Turning Intention into Results
This session will bring together a panel of experts, including current and former board members, to discuss the challenges, current trends, and best practices for working to make your board more diverse and inclusive.
October 30, 2018: Unconscious Bias: How Our Minds Lead Us Astray
This interactive three-hour workshop will start a conversation about unconscious bias, how it affects our everyday lives, our work, and the communities we serve. Leave with tips, strategies, and de-biasing techniques that can be applied to any setting.
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