Workshops & Compliance Trainings

Workshop Descriptions
2013-2014 Year

Office of Equity & Inclusion – Our mission is to create equal opportunities for an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. Applying this knowledge and promoting this awareness will help us build a stronger and better UD. Join us for one or more of our sessions by registering at www.udel.edu/oei/knowledge-awareness/workshops.html. You will also find several online “briefings” you may watch at your convenience.
 

ONLINE TRAINING


HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION TRAINING
At UD, we believe in the rights and dignity of all employees and students, regardless of their protected class status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Supervisors, managers, and department heads shoulder tremendous responsibility for assuming an active role in the prevention of harassing or discriminatory conduct (or behavior) in the working environment, as well as responding if a situation should arise. Using a variety of training methods, this workshop enables employees to correctly identify potentially troublesome environments/actions, understand their (sometimes mandatory) reporting options, their role in the informal or formal grievance process, and using best practices when responding to people and situations.
*You will be provided an online briefing about protected classes prior to this workshop, which you are encouraged to review prior to attending.

Facilitator(s): Becki Fogerty & Paul Hengesteg, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum Registration: 6 people
Maximum Registration: 20 people
Dates scheduled:
Monday, September 9; 2:00 – 4:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Tuesday, February 11; 2:00 – 4:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261

 

ABCs OF LGBT
Who is the LGBTQQIAA community and why do they need so many letters? For those who are unfamiliar with the queer spectrum, learning about the community can be a very daunting task. To be an Ally, self-education is critical, but where do you even begin?! This workshop will provide those first building blocks of awareness – such as vocabulary, some myth-busting, and general awareness.

Facilitator(s): OEI and Allies
Duration: 1 hour
Minimum Registration: 6 people
Maximum Registration: 20 people
Date scheduled:
Friday, October 4; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Monday, April 7; 1:00 – 2:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261

 

LGBT ALLIES TRAINING
For those with basic awareness of the LGBT community already under their belt, this training offers individuals the opportunity to advance their awareness and sensitivity on LGBT issues.
The Allies Training covers issues of homophobia and heterosexism in our culture, describes the process of coming out of the closet, identity theory and models, and provides you with the resources necessary to help students and other employees who may reach out to you for support. The goal of this program is to create a network of individuals who are prepared to openly support the LGBT community at the University and to address any issues that may arise in the working and learning environment.

Facilitator(s): Becki Fogerty and Paul Hengesteg, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Duration: 5 hours total, may be broken into 2, 2.5-hour segments (both sessions required)
Minimum Registration: 6 people
Maximum Registration: 25 people
Dates scheduled:
Tuesday, October 15 & Thursday, October 17; 2:00 – 4:30 PM each day; Trabant University Center, Room 206
Wednesday, January 15; 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch provided): Trabant University Center, Room 206
Thursday, June 12; 11:30 – 5:00 PM (lunch provided); Trabant University Center, Room 219

 

ADA FOR MANAGERS
This training is designed to provide managers and administrators an opportunity to become familiar with the American with Disabilities Act as it pertains to the workplace, as well as information about the university's policies and procedures, information about the best way to identify reasonable accommodations, communicating with people with disabilities, and thoughts on how people with disabilities can be incorporated into the workplace. It also includes information on the various resources available that can provide valuable guidance for those with disabilities and for those who wish to learn more about supporting those with a disability.

Facilitator(s): Tom Webb, Director, Disability Support Services
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum Registration: 6 people
Maximum Registration: 20 people
Dates scheduled:
Wednesday, October 23; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 130L Alison Hall (Disability Support Services Conference Room)
Friday, April 11; 2:00 – 4:00 PM; 130L Alison Hall (Disability Support Services Conference Room)

 

FINDING THE “U” AND “I” IN EQUITY
Creating an equitable and inclusive community is critical at UD. But how does that happen? First, you find the “U” and “I”, then you’re ready to see the 3Ps – power, privilege and perception. All of these are vital in understanding how we can make efforts to help create that idyllic diverse community – or perhaps unknowingly halt the creation. Using a combination of statistics, policy, and group processing, this workshop will provide you with the tools to help create a more inclusive environment and workplace.

Facilitator(s): Becki Fogerty and Paul Hengesteg, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum Registration: 8 people
Maximum Registration: 20 people
Dates scheduled:
Tuesday, October 29; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Wednesday, March 26; 2:00 – 4:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261

 

WORKPLACE BULLIES & BYSTANDERS
Situations of bullying and harassment, whether large or small, can have a negative impact on the working environment if left unchecked. Studies have indicated that somewhere between one-third and one-half of all employees experience some type of workplace bullying or harassment – either as a victim or an observer. While lots of behaviors may be problematic, how do you know when it crosses the line into unlawful? Are you willing to do something if you witness this in your working area? This workshop will help you recognize and correctly identify troubling behavior when you see it, understand the difference between bullying and harassment, what you can do to be an effective bystander, and how to access resources when they are needed.

Facilitator(s): Becki Fogerty and Paul Hengesteg, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum Registration: 6 people
Maximum Registration: 30 people
Dates scheduled:
Thursday, November 14; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Trabant University Center, Room 219
Thursday, April 24; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Trabant University Center, Room 219

 

EQUITY-IN-BRIEF
This one-hour seminar will be provided to the campus community to either respond to current equity issues in the news relevant to higher education, showcase underutilized resources on our campus, provide other need-to-know information, or introduce new topics for training. Facilitators will vary depending on topic. Lunch will be provided.

Minimum Registration: 6 people
Maximum Registration: 20 people
Dates scheduled:
Wednesday, January 22; 12:00 – 1:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Thursday, February 27; 12:00 – 1:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Thursday, May 8; 12:00 – 1:00 PM; 413 Academy Street, Room 261

 

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Sexual Harassment Brochure

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2013-2014 Workshops

Our mission is to create equal opportunities for an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. Applying this knowledge and promoting this awareness will help us build a stronger and better UD. Join us for one or more of our sessions by registering at www.udel.edu/oei/knowledge-awareness/workshops.html

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

As prepared by the Diversity and Equity Commission and The President's Diversity Initiative

The University of Delaware's educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.