Workshops & Compliance Trainings
OEI’s mission is to provide leadership and support in creating an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. OEI provides education and resources in the areas of bias, prejudice, harassment and discrimination to encourage and develop awareness and knowledge of individuals’ differences and similarities. 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 through UD’s Learn IT Calendar at http://www.it.udel.edu/learnit
Here are several online “briefings” you may watch at your convenience on topics related to policy compliance.
- Search Committee Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Briefing
- Understanding and Recognizing Harassment and Discrimination
2014-2015 COMPLIANCE TOPICS
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 have a tremendous responsibility for assuming an active role in the prevention of harassing or discriminatory conduct in the working environment, as well as responding if a situation should arise. This workshop enables employees to correctly identify potentially troublesome issues, understand their mandatory reporting options, and practice responding to people and situations. Must complete online briefing provided by OEI prior to workshop.
Monday, October 13; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Tuesday, January 13; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
ADA & EMPLOYEE ACCOMMODATIONS
This training is designed to provide information about the university's policies, procedures, and resources for supporting those with disabilities in our community. The training will also create familiarity with the American with Disabilities Act as it pertains to the workplace, and provide guidance about the best way to identify reasonable accommodations for those who need them. The workshop covers communicating with people with disabilities, and thoughts on how people with disabilities can be fully welcomed into the workplace.
Wednesday, October 15; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 130L Alison Hall (Disability Support Services Conference Room)
Thursday, April 16; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 130L Alison Hall (Disability Support Services Conference Room)
These one-hour seminars will be provided to the campus community to 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. Each topic will differ, and facilitators will vary depending on topic. Last year’s sessions included parental leave policies and resources and search committee tips and tricks. Specific topics will be updated on the Learn IT Calendar and announced on UDaily.
Wednesday, October 29; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery
Wednesday, November 12; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery
Tuesday, April 21; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery
UNDERSTANDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Gender-based violence on college campuses has been the focus of recent news articles, governmental regulations, and campus conversations. This workshop will provide an overview and a foundation for understanding gender-based violence—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and stalking. Additional topics, such as how to access campus and local resources, and reporting obligations, will be addressed. This contemporary conversation is especially encouraged for managers and department chairs, and anyone else looking to better understand the issue and to be part of the solution.
Monday, March 23; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
2014-2015 SKILL/AWARENESS BUILDING PROGRAMS
ABCs OF LGBT
Who is the LGBTQQIAA community and why do they need so many letters? For those who are unfamiliar, learning about the community can be a very daunting task. To be supportive and understanding, self-education is critical, but where do you even begin? This ninety-minute workshop will provide those first building blocks of awareness.
Friday, September 26; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Wednesday, May 6; 2:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
LGBT ALLIES TRAINING
For those with basic awareness of the LGBT community, this training offers individuals the opportunity to advance their awareness and sensitivity on LGBT issues. The Allies Training program covers the power of language, heteronormativity in our culture, the process of coming out of the closet, identity theory and models, and provides you with the resources necessary to help students and colleagues 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. Must have completed the ABCs of LGBT or have some familiarity with the LGBT community.
Monday, October 20 & Wednesday, October 22; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day;
Perkins Student Center, Ewing Room (Both parts required for completion)
Thursday, January 8; 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Trabant University Center, Room 209/211
Wednesday, June 11; 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery
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. 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.
Wednesday, February 11; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 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 – either as a victim or an observer. What does bullying look like in today’s workplace? 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, define the difference between bullying and harassment, and educate you on how to be an effective bystander.
Wednesday, October 1; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Trabant University Center, Room 209/211
Wednesday, April 9; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Trabant University Center, Room 209/211
MICRO-AGGRESSIONS: Small Acts & Subtle Behaviors
Micro-aggression is a term that describes small acts and subtle behavior between people of different races that could potentially be interpreted as racially biased. This workshop analyzes the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture, and provides participants with some strategies to become more aware of bias and prejudice.
Tuesday, February 24; 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Academy Street, Room 261
STEWARDS OF CHILDREN: Prevent, Recognize & Respond to Child Sexual Abuse
This program, created by Darkness to Light, is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. All participants receive a certificate of completion. CEUs may be available for this program, depending on the agency. Contact OEI for more information about approved CEUs for this program
Instructor: Certified Stewards of Children Instructor, managed by a multi-agency collaboration, sponsored by the Delaware YMCA
Sessions offered each month; 2-hours; 413 Academy Street, Room 261; Visit the Learn IT Calendar for exact dates and times.