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This presentation provides an initial step in examining the issues surrounding the variety of the dimensions of diversity

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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

The Presenter is Keith A. Merkey, M.Div./CE

Keith A. Merkey is an Education and Outreach Associate for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights where he provides educational workshops and conducts trainings on a variety of topics such as diversity, discrimination prevention, sexual harassment, conflict resolution, sexual orientation/gender identity, and other issues for Maryland’s agencies, universities, businesses and organizations. The majority of his work has been in the area of adult training and education. Mr. Merkey has worked for the past 35 years in the area of training, service, and education for both MCCR as well as non-profits such as Stop AIDS Campaign, Planned Parenthood of Maryland and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maryland.

Mr. Merkey received his Bachelors of Art in Religion and Philosophy from Campbell University in North Carolina and his Masters of Divinity and Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has received post-graduate training in prejudice–reduction, conflict resolution, mediation, and diversity as well as EEO, Fair Housing and Safe Spaces Training. He presently serves as the Secretary on the Greater Baltimore Community Housing Resource Board, volunteers at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and is the past Board President of The Book Thing, Inc. of Baltimore.

This public education program is brought to you by the Education and Outreach Training Program of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR)


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