Participants at Unity in Community Forum to Provide Feedback on Strategic Plan for County To Be More Inclusive Environment

Leaders Have Been Developing Strategic Plans for Diversity,

The Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland presents the 2017 Unity in Our Community Diversity Forum, beginning at 8:30 a.m., April 1, at the College of Southern Maryland's La Plata Campus, as an opportunity to review and provide input on strategic plans drafted over the past several months by various major institutions with Charles County.

CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, who will be hosting the forum, explained that leaders from various entities, including county government, the sheriff's department, state?s attorney's office, public libraries, CSM and public schools, have been working since the fall to develop strategic plans for their units that will promote a more diverse workforce, a positive working environment for all their employees, a provision of services that meets the needs of the community and feedback systems to ensure success.

This year's forum will center on discussing these plans, with participants receiving draft copies of the plans and hearing from the leadership of each organization. They will be asked to provide input, and after the forum, the three-year plans will be updated and finalized.

Gottfried described Charles County as one of few, if any, communities which has undertaken such an extensive planning process. “If the leaders of the community do not work together to craft a comprehensive plan, we will never create the kind of environment that we all hope for and need,” he said.

Charles County residents are encouraged to attend this free forum, which will be held in the Fine Arts (FA) Building on the La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Coffee and pastries will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the forum to start at 9 a.m. in the theater, FA-100. The forum will conclude by noon.

For planning purposes, attendees are asked to RSVP online in advance at http://www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/diversity-institute/unity-in-our-community/.

 

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Unity in Our Community Forum: Reviewing Strategic Plan for Diversity/Inclusion. 8:30 a.m. to noon, April 1. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Md. The Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland presents the 2017 Unity in Our Community Diversity Forum, focusing reviewing and providing input on strategic plans drafted over the past several months by various major institutions with Charles County. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with the presentations to begin at 9 a.m. For planning purposes, attendees are asked to RSVP online in advance at http://www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/diversity-institute/unity-in-our-community/. Free. Information: Evan Green, 301-539-4743 or egreen1@csmd.edu.

 

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