Judy Levy Ethics Workshop: Building an "INclusiveness Climate" - Addressing "Ism Issues" in the Workplace in Trying Times

September 15, 2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
6501 N. Charles St.
Towson, MD 21204

Workshop Overview:

Social workers manage multiple relationships—colleagues, managers and clients, among others. Many of those with whom we engage—maybe even ourselves—are impacted by racism and other “ism” issues. Surfacing and discussing manifestations and impacts of these issues in the workplace, and with vulnerable clients, can be difficult in the best of times. External events that are national, deeply felt and/or impacting specific groups of people can seep into life and morale, exposing differences in the “worldview” of individuals based on historical perspective, lived experience and cultural frame. As our workplaces and our client base become increasingly “diverse,” how can we build, strengthen and maintain a climate of inclusion that unflinchingly addresses issues with which we—and the country—are struggling? And how can we do it in a way that holds together and builds the morale of our teams and our relationships with those clients with whom we work?

Join us as we take a deeper look at using our privilege to build inclusion and to disrupt “ism manifestations”—such as microaggressions, implicit biases, “horizontal hostilities,” etc.—that work against an inclusive climate.

Workshop Presenter:

A. Adar Ayira, Director of Programs
"More in the Middle" Initiative
Associated Black Charities

A. Adar Ayira is the director of programs for Associated Black Charities’ “More in the Middle” initiative. Previously, she was principal consultant for Core Concepts, a consulting firm specializing in working with the nonprofit industry. For more than 20 years, she has trained others in racial equity and has provided facilitation and training for corporations, community groups, nonprofit organizations and individuals, both regionally and nationwide. A founding member of Baltimore Racial Justice Action—a network of Maryland professionals committed to system transformation to achieve social and economic equity, with an emphasis on racial equity—she continues to work as a facilitator, trainer of trainers, and analyst for the network.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop addresses the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Code of Ethics, No. 6, Standards of Practice regarding Professional Competence: “The licensee shall: 1.) Limit practice to the areas in which the licensee has gained proficiency through education, training, and experience.” This facilitation assists with the journey of developing an equity lens to enhance the effectiveness of our work as social workers.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor Social Work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This workshop qualifies for 6.0 Cat. I Continuing Education Units. For further information, contact the Social Work office at 443-923-2802.

This workshop satisfies the three-hour annual ethics requirement for social workers.

For More Information:

For more information, including workshop overview, directions to event, continuing education credits and registration form, please download the electronic brochure

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