Inclusive workplace

University's Office of Equity and Inclusion announces spring workshops

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8:55 a.m., Feb. 12, 2013--The University of Delaware Office of Equity and Inclusion will be offering several workshops for the campus community to increase awareness and of and the importance of having an inclusive workplace.

Brief descriptions of the workshops follow. For complete workshop descriptions and to register, visit the Employee Education and Development website. Information on additional Employee Education and Development programs is available at that link.

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Unless otherwise noted, all training sessions will take place in the Human Resources Training Room 261 at 413 Academy Street. If a change of location is required for some reason, registrants will be notified in advance.

Finding the “U” and “I” in Equity, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22. Using a combination of statistics, self-awareness exercises, and group processing, this workshop will provide participants with the tools to help create a more inclusive environment and workplace.

Harassment and Discrimination Training, 2-4 p.m., Monday, March 4. This workshop discusses being sensitive to the differences of those around us while refreshing employees about UD policies and procedures that prohibit unlawful harassment and discrimination.

Relating Across Differences and Bridging the Communication Gap, presented by nationally recognized diversity speaker Maura Cullen, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, Multipurpose Room A, Trabant University Center. Cullen will present skills on how to relate across differences and how to bridge the communication gap. She will also address something often overlooked -- how Baby Boomers, Gen X-ers and the Millennials can learn from each other to create cohesion in the workplace. For this workshop only, register directly with OEI at oei@udel.edu

The ABCs of LGBT, 2-3 p.m., Monday, March 18. Who is the LGBTQQIAA community and why do they need so many letters? This workshop will provide those first building blocks of awareness – such as vocabulary, some myth-busting, and general awareness.

ADA Compliance for Managers, 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, April 19. 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 communicating and interacting with people with disabilities.

Workplace Bullies and Bystanders, 2-4 p.m., Thursday, April 25, in 209/211 Trabant University Center. 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. This workshop will arm participants with tactics to interject, respond, correct and do the right thing next time -- all with courage, grace and confidence.

LGBT Allies Training, takes place over two sessions (both are required for completion), 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 6. 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 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 workplace context.

Those with questions about the workshop offerings can contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at 831-8063 or via email at oei@udel.edu.

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