Training

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

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

The Equal Opportunity Office offers trainings on many of the topics listed above on a quarterly basis through UGA's Training and Development Center.  "Introduction to the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy" and "LGBTQ Primer" both count as an elective toward UGA's Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. To review course offerings at the Training and Development Center and to register, please go to: http://hr.uga.edu/employees/training/

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

 

Upcoming Training Events

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.  Registration for this class is available starting July 5, 2017 at https://hr.uga.edu/employees/training/.

Presenter: Kristopher Stevens, Equal Opportunity Office

Event date:
07/14/2017 - 10:00am

This class will discuss the University’s compliance obligations under Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as relates to UGA students, employees, and other University community members with disabilities.  The class will explain the respective responsibilities of the person with a disability and the University in terms of making requests for accommodations and participating in the interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided.  The class will also explain 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 will discuss examples of reasonable accommodations.  Registration available starting July 5, 2017 at https://hr.uga.edu/employees/training/.    

Presenters: Trisha Tonge Barefield, Disability Resource Center & Clare Norins, Equal Opportunity Office

Event date:
07/20/2017 - 9:00am

Presented by UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator, this program will discuss UGA’s Sexual Assault Response 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 SART 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.

Registration for this class is available starting July 5, 2017 at https://hr.uga.edu/employees/training/.

Presenter: Kristopher Stevens, Equal Opportunity Office 

Note: This program is also available to individual departments and units upon request by contacting the Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator at (706) 542-7912.

Event date:
07/26/2017 - 11:00am

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.  Registration for this class is available starting July 5, 2017 at https://hr.uga.edu/employees/training/.

Presenter: Louis Castenell, Equal Opportunity Office

Event date:
09/07/2017 - 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. Registration available starting July 5, 2017 at https://hr.uga.edu/employees/training/.

Presenters: Meg Evans, LGBT Resource Center & Clare Norins, Equal Opportunity Office

Event date:
09/11/2017 - 9:00am