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S24-901 Beyond Acknowledging Diversity: Moving Towards Inclusion and Allyship

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

Spring 2024 Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice Workshops
700 Professional Growth & Development |  900 Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
Nicole Palmore, MSW
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



It is time to move beyond simply acknowledging diversity in our organizations. We must move to create a more inclusive organizational climate for our organizations. This work is done through allyship and action. In this course, you will assess your organization’s diversity and inclusion culture and develop an action plan to build a more inclusive organization.


**This workshop meets the requirement for Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice for Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners COMAR with a focus on implicit bias and social justice. 


Nicole Palmore, MSW Related Seminars and Products

Nicole K. Palmore is the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Administration and Finance Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Administration and Finance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Before this role, Nicole was the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing. In these current roles, Nicole assesses, designs, and develops initiatives to holistically increase diversity, inclusion, and equity. Nicole has exceptional facilitation and course design skills. She has designed, developed, and delivered hundreds of courses in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; leadership development; and change management.    

Nicole holds a bachelor's degree in psychology cum laude from Georgetown University and a master's degree in social work summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She completed a master's certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a second master's certificate in Intercultural Leadership at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation in Higher Education Leadership at Frostburg State University. Throughout her career, Nicole has been a trusted business partner to her clients, providing workplace solutions for some of the most challenging problems.   


Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:50 – 9:00 Log on  


9:00 – 12:15 pm  

Section  I. How mature is your organization in terms of DEI? 

Section II. 'How do you holistically view your organization's DEI efforts?  

Section III. What actions can help increase your organization's DEI capacity? 


Fifteen Minute Break TBD 


12:15 Questions and Adjournment  



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Assess your organization's DEI maturity.   

  • Examine your organization holistically for DEI.   

  • Develop a DEI action plan

Bibliography & References


Gundling, E. & Williams, C. (2019). Inclusive Leadership: From Awareness to Action. Asperian Global. 


Loden, M. & Rosener, J. (1990) Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity as a Vital Resource.McGraw Hill. 


Rajesh, S. (2018). The 99 Day Diversity Challenge: Creating an Inclusive Workplace. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd. 


Shore, L. M., Cleveland, J. N., & Sanchez, D. (2018). Inclusive workplaces: A review and model. Human Resource Management Review, 28(2), 176–189. 


TED Talk – MelindaEpler 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

Please refer to the tab "Live Interactive Webinar Policies & FAQs" for UMSSW Office of CPE policies regarding all live interactive webinar related matters.

Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

The base price is $70 and includes CE credit. A non-refundable late fee of $20 is added on May 2, 2024

Cancellations** must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.

Late fees cannot be refunded or applied to  account credit. 

**ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.**

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms


The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

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ADA Accommodations

If you are requesting ADA accommodations, please contact our office via email at least two weeks prior to the workshop date. Requests after that date may not be fulfilled.  

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