Training

Equal Opportunity Office staff members are available to provide training upon request to any University department or student, faculty or employee group.  Training topics include:

  • Introduction to the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy 
  • Accommodating persons with disabilities
  • Understanding sexual consent at UGA
  • UGA's sexual assault response protocol for University employees
  • What to do if you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted
  • Creating an inclusive community for individuals who identify as LGBTQ
  • Other NDAH-related topics upon request

To schedule a training, please contact the EOO at ugaeoo@uga.edu or (706) 542-7912.

Additionally, at least twice each quarter, the Equal Opportunity Office offers through UGA’s Training and Development Center an introductory course on the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy that explains the practical applications of the policy and the reporting responsibilities of University employees. Attending this training counts as an elective toward the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. To register, please go to: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

The attached PDF file also identifies sexual violence awareness and prevention programs that are available at UGA through the EOO and other offices on campus.

 

Upcoming Training Events

This class will discuss the University’s compliance obligations under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act relating to UGA students and employees with disabilities; the respective responsibilities of the person with a disability and the University for requesting and obtaining accommodations and the associated procedures; the respective roles of UGA’s Disability Resource Center, Human Resources and the Equal Opportunity Office in responding to requests for accommodations and insuring legal compliance; and examples of reasonable accommodations. To register, please go to: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.  

Presenters: Patricia Marshall, Disability Resource Center & Clare Norins, Equal Opportunity Office
Location: UGA Training & Development Center, 315 South Thomas St. Athens, GA 30602

Event date:
02/18/2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Presented by UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator, this program will discuss UGA’s Sexual Assault Response (SAR) Protocol for appropriately responding to disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and sexual assault, by students or other University community members.  Issues addressed in the SAR Protocol include: how to respond in a manner that supports a survivor in the disclosure and recovery process; available resources on campus and in the greater community for sexual assault survivors, including confidential support resources; mandatory reporting of sexual assault disclosures by all persons in a position of authority (e.g., faculty, administrators, supervisors, etc.); and options for investigation by law enforcement and/or the Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator.  To register, please go to: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

Presenters: Kristopher Stephens, Equal Opportunity Office
Location: UGA Training & Development Center, 315 South Thomas St. Athens, GA 30602

Event date:
02/25/2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This class discusses what it means to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) and how to create a more inclusive culture within the UGA community for LGBTQ-identified students, faculty and staff.  This course counts as an elective toward the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. To register, please go to: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

Presenters: Meg Evans, LGBT Resource Center & Clare Norins, Equal Opportunity Office
Location: UGA Training & Development Center, 315 South Thomas St. Athens, GA 30602

Event date:
03/03/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

An interactive, introductory course on the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy that explains the practical applications of the Policy – what kind of conduct the Policy prohibits, the reporting responsibilities of University employees, and discusses case studies.  Topics covered include: who and where the NDAH Policy applies; definitions of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment; what to do if you have knowledge that discrimination or harassment is occurring; mandatory reporting obligations for persons in positions of authority; and EOO procedures for responding to and/or investigating complaints under the NDAH Policy. This course is recommended for all University employees and counts as an elective toward the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. To register, please go to: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

Presenter: Jarmon DeSadier, Equal Opportunity Office
Location: UGA Training & Development Center, 315 South Thomas St. Athens, GA 30602

Event date:
03/15/2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Presented by UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator, this program will discuss UGA’s Sexual Assault Response (SAR) Protocol for appropriately responding to disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and sexual assault, by students or other University community members.  Issues addressed in the SAR Protocol include: how to respond in a manner that supports a survivor in the disclosure and recovery process; available resources on campus and in the greater community for sexual assault survivors, including confidential support resources; mandatory reporting of sexual assault disclosures by all persons in a position of authority (e.g., faculty, administrators, supervisors, etc.); and options for investigation by law enforcement and/or the Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator.  To register, please go to: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

Presenter: Jarmon DeSadier, Equal Opportunity Office
Location: UGA Training & Development Center, 315 South Thomas St. Athens, GA 30602

Event date:
03/22/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm