Education & Outreach Events

MCCR's Education & Outreach Unit hosts regular events that are open to the public. You can find more information on these programs and trainings, including registration details, below. To learn more about or to request programming offered by MCCR, please visit the Education & Outreach Unit's page​.

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May Public Trainings & Programs

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Dimensions of Diversity
10am to 1pm
Presented by Keith A. Merkey, M.Div./CE, MCCR Education & Outreach Associate

This interactive training workshop provides both information and opportunity to examine and understand the concepts of culture, cultural information and its’ origin, and how it impacts the workplace.

Workshop content includes:
  • Key Diversity Definitions
  • Cycle of Information/Misinformation
  • Examining and understanding the issues of bias
  • Multi-Cultural Communication Awareness​

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Employment Discrimination for Supervisors
12pm to 2pm

This two-hour course will address common employment discrimination issues faced by supervisory staff, best practices, and common situations. A 20 minute prerequisite video on employment discrimination will be disseminated to ensure all participants are aware of the basic concepts and legal protections. Participants should be comfortable with employment discrimination basics for employees as this course focuses exclusively on workplace management.

Monday, May 24, 2021
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
10am to 1pm

This interactive training workshop examines the role of interpersonal conflict and its’ impact on the workplace. The workshop provides both insight and information on the causes and process of conflict and offers conflict management techniques.

Workshop content includes:
  • Causes of Conflict
  • Cycle of Conflict
  • Conflict styles
  • Case Studies
  • Conflict Management Tools & Techniques​​

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Managing Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace: Reasonable Accommodations, Interventions, Best Practices and Coping Strategies 
12pm to 2pm

Participants will be given the opportunity to select one of the breakout rooms below for their first 40 minute session. At the 40 minute mark, all breakout rooms will be closed for a 10 minute break and then participants can select a different breakout session (no duplicate attendance). Each breakout room host will present their session twice. 

Breakout Room 1: Workplace Reasonable Accommodations: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Glendora C. Hughes, General Counsel 
MCCR Staff Support: S. Spencer Dove, Executive Associate

Breakout Room 2: Creating a Workplace Culture That Prioritizes Mental Health 
Kerry Graves, Executive Director, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
MCCR Staff Support: Dia Drake-Sprague, E&O Assistant 

Breakout Room 3: Managing Addiction and Recovery in the workplace: Prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support 
Katina Palmer, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
MCCR Staff Support: Janiya Proctor, E&O Assistant 

Breakout Room 4: A First Hand Account of Navigating Mental Health Issues at Work
Nao Gamo and Nova Getz, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore

Breakout Room 5: Navigating Substance Abuse at Work: Legal Protections and Coping Strategies
Alesha Bell, Investigations Supervisor and Melissia Dorsey, Investigations Supervisor