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Educational Offerings

If you would like to request an offering listed below, complete the form below. If you are looking for a training that is not listed below, please let us know.

Understanding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

The goal of this training is to educate employees on how to understand and apply employment discrimination and harassment laws. This 2-hour training introduces many of the basic harassment and discrimination concepts, which includes education about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws, Protected Classes, workplace discrimination and harassment as well as issues concerning the value and management of diversity.

Title IX Education

We offer many educational sessions about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and cater the material to the specific audience. If you would like to request a session for your department or your students, please complete the Training Request Form.


Responsible, Who, me?

The goal of this training is to educate the ECU community about the requirements and expectations of a Responsible Employee under Title IX. 

Responding to Sexual Misconduct: The Trauma Informed Approach

The goal of this training is to inform the ECU community about the impact of trauma from sexual misconduct and its effects, and appropriate reporting resources.

Protected Classes: Defined

The goal of this training is to educate university employees about discrimination and harassment issues related to the protected classes defined in East Carolina University policies. These trainings introduce the basic concepts of the Protected Classes at the federal, state and university levels. The trainings also explain how workplace discrimination and harassment can apply to each Protected Class. The request of this session is unique as it may be catered to suit the needs of any particular group by including in depth explanations of the Protected Classes that need attention.

Unpacking Bias in Personnel Decisions

The goal of this training is to talk about the natural biases, which have developed over the course of our lifetimes and how to overcome them for the betterment of the University's diverse environment. This training gives participants the opportunity to explore their personal biases and how they may affect their participation in employment, recruitment and tenure decisions. Participants will be given the tools to address their own biases and offer an equitable search process for all applicants.

Creating a Strategic Recruitment and Outreach Plan

The goal of this training is to educate search committees and hiring authorities about the importance in strategically planning how positions will be advertised to best ensure recruitment and outreach efforts will generate a well-populated, diverse pool of qualified applicants. To compete for diverse candidates, search committees must do more than simply issue a job announcement and wait for resumes or curriculum vitas to appear.

Discovering Bias in the Workplace

The goal of this training is to help participants acknowledging personal biases and to take action in creating a more welcoming workplace. This training introduces participants to bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Participants will develop tools and resources for responding to bias and discrimination and harassment formally and informally.

Equal Employment Opportunity Institute Training (EEOI)

OED offers the mandated Equal Employment Opportunity Institute Training EEOI Level 1 course for University supervisors and managers. The state-developed training focuses on equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, workplace harassment and discrimination, as well as issues concerning the value and management of diversity. The goal of this training is to educate supervisors and managers on how to understand and apply employment discrimination laws in management decisions; assess personal biases and understand the effect of prejudice and stereotyping on employment decisions; as well as creating an action plan to improve or incorporate employment practices that establish fairness, equity and consistency.

Student employees are to complete the material through Blackboard.

Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence

Our office offers this educational module through Cornerstone to educate the ECU community about sexual assault, sex discrimination, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act and other related terms and regulations. This module is mandatory for all employees to complete every five years.

EHRA (formerly known as EPA) Search Committee Recruitment and Selection

Individuals serving on EHRA search committees are required to complete this educational module every two years. This module is available for ECU employees through Cornerstone and through Blackboard for ECU students. If you have a non-ECU search committee member, please contact Tiffanie Simerson.

EEO Laws and Discrimination Prevention

Discrimination in the workplace can be harmful to our inclusive and welcoming environment at ECU. This educational module is offered through Cornerstone and is designed to provide education about prohibited behavior and discrimination. This is valid for two years and replaces former training offered through emTrain.

Unlawful Harassment Prevention

Harassment is also seen as prohibited behavior at ECU. This training is provided through Cornerstone to educate the community about why harassment compromises the community and how you can protect yourself from such behavior. This is valid for two years and replaces former training offered through emTrain. 

 

* IT IS SUGGESTED TO USE INTERNET EXPLORER OR MOZILLA FIREFOX TO COMPLETE THE MODULES IN CORNERSTONE

Our office sponsors Diversity Seminars on different topics to continuously encourage and support development of diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways. Those who attend the seminars qualify to apply for a corresponding Mini-Grant.


Books and videos in our Lending Library highlight a range of topics including social psychology, racial, cultural, leadership, workplace and historical diversity.

Located in Old Cafeteria Complex, suite G-406 and is accessible from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. If you want to check out materials or check on material availability, contact the office by email or phone.

ECU faculty and staff may borrow up to two items for a period of two weeks and accept responsibility for all materials. If you need additional time, please contact the office. An overdue notice will be sent after three weeks.

The Diversity Education Collective (DEC) is a cross-campus collective of professionals working to educate the university community about diversity, communication and conflict. DEC will consist of a variety of training offerings to educate the university community members about different behaviors that may be harmful to the positive and inclusive workplace environment. 

Bridging our Cultural Differences

This is the first training to be offered through the DEC.  The training will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the depth of their biases, cultural differences and communication barriers that could create conflicts in the workplace.  Participants will practice skills acquired from the training and learn how to use these new skills to create a more harmonious workplace environment.

Protected Classes: Sexual Orientation

The goal of this educational offering is to educate university employees about discrimination and harassment issues related to sexual orientation. Participants will develop an introductory understanding of the terminology regarding sexual minorities, develop skills for creating a more inclusive workplace for people of all sexual orientations, and develop a took kit of on campus resources. 

Protected Classes: Gender Identity

The goal of this educational offering is to educate university employees about discrimination and harassment issues related to gender identity. Participants will develop an introductory understanding of the terminology regarding gender identity, develop skills for creating a more inclusive workplace for all genders, and develop a took kit of on campus resources.

Protected Classes: Sex

The goal of this educational offering is to provide an overview of the protections available for biological sex and gender in the workplace. Participants will become more aware of the laws which protect sex, how sex can influence workplace interactions, and develop a tools and resource kit for overcoming bias around sex and gender. 

Protected Classes: National Origin

The goal of this education offering is to introduce participants to concepts around cultural identity and how it effects daily interactions. Participants will gain a better understanding of the value and influence of cultural identity in the workplace and develop an openness for appreciating other cultures.

Protected Classes: Religion

The goal of this educational offering is to create an understanding and awareness of how religion, spirituality, or lack thereof can affect our daily interactions in the workplace.  Participants will establish a took kit for becoming inclusive regarding religious difference in the workplace and become knowledgeable about resources for accommodation and self-advocacy.







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