Workplace Diversity Education
The Office of Academic Inclusive Excellence coordinates institutional-wide efforts related to workplace diversity education and offers scheduled and on-demand diversity and inclusion-focused educational programs. AIE also provides educational resources and tools designed to assist departments with enhancing their diversity and inclusion efforts. Workshops include:
- The Value of Diversity
- Microaggressions, Bias, and Discrimination: Barriers to Creating an Inclusive Environment
- Implicit Bias and Its Impact
- Responding to Bias in the Workplace
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Managing a Diverse Workforce
- Moving Beyond Compliance Towards a Respectful and Inclusive Work Environment
- Creating a Culture of Change: Leading a Diverse Workforce
For more information about workplace diversity educational programs or to inquire about a training opportunity for your unit, please contact Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Director of Campus Culture and Climate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fostering a Culture of Respect I: Understanding the Legal Landscape of Discrimination and Harassment. After this training, participants will be able to articulate and understand the basic tenets of discrimination and harassment laws and policies. Participants will gain more understanding of the American with Disabilities Amendments Act Amendments Act, including new updates in the law regarding pregnancy and reporting requirements around disability issues. A question and answer as well as discussion session will allow for meaningful exchange around discrimination, harassment, disability, and diversity.
Fostering a Culture of Respect II: Disability Equity: Laws, Etiquette, and Awareness. Participants will understand the importance of the American with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Non- Discrimination Act (GINA), and other disability laws. They will learn the dos and don’ts around disability etiquette and engage in discussions on disability awareness in our work environments.
Fostering a Culture of Respect III: The Power of Inclusivity and Cultural Competence. A diverse workforce brings varied perspectives and understandings. At times, diversity can present challenges in creating an inclusive environment. This seminar empowers the participants to connect and understand the importance of being culturally competent and see how through inclusivity their work environments will blossom as we maintain a community of respect and civility.
Social Justice and Inclusion Training
Five Days for Change (5D4C)
This week-long training program challenged staff and faculty members to understand how personal identities affect interactions with others. Through 5D4C, participants learned to use power, privilege, and position to influence positive change in the University of Illinois campus climate.
In the Zone Allies and Advocates Trainings
In the Zone, a collaboration funded by a Student Affairs Initiatives Grant to bring together the allies and advocates trainings which provided identity specific training for faculty, staff, and students. Offerings included Disability Ally Program, ICARE bystander intervention training, LGBT Ally Network, Racial Justice Allies and Advocates Training, Undocumented Student Training, and Veteran Ally Workshops.
In the Zone is a collaboration of the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, Disability Resources & Educational Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Chez Veterans Center, College of Applied Health Sciences.
Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Training for Employees
Employees at Illinois support those impacted by sexual misconduct and must understand their various responsibilities to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the University. See below for important trainings for employees.
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination Training for Faculty & Staff
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination Training for Faculty & Staff addresses topics such as identity and power, privilege and communication, stereotypes, tolerance, being an ally, and inclusivity, as well as explicit and implicit bias, discrimination and prejudice, and bystander interventions. This training will also provide information on responding to disclosures, the role of responsible employees, identifying potentially harassing behaviors and forms of sexual misconduct, and will guide participants through scenarios to practice how to handle a number of situations with students and other employees.
For more information, visit FAQs about Annual Training on the We Care: Sexual Misconduct Support, Response, and Prevention website.
Campus Security Authority Training
The Clery Act designates certain institutional officials and units as Campus Security Authorities (“CSAs”) who are required to report good faith allegations that certain crimes occurred on campus, in public areas bordering campus, and in non-campus buildings owned or controlled by the university. University employees should work with the campus Clery Act liaison to determine whether they are a CSA and what training they will need to have to comply with the Clery Act. You can learn more about who is a CSA, what being a CSA entails, and other details about the Clery Act, at the University of Illinois Police Department website.
Programs and Trainings by Request
Employees may also receive training on various issues regarding sexual misconduct. See Programs and Trainings by Request for more information on training opportunities.
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