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:

  • Introduction to UGA's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy 
  • Introduction to the USG Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • UGA's Sexual Assault Response (SAR) Protocol for University employees
  • Sexual violence awareness and prevention*
  • What to do if you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted
  • Best practices for accommodating students and employees with disabilities
  • LGBTQ Primer: Creating an inclusive community for individuals who identify as LGBTQ
  • Other NDAH Policy-related topics upon request

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://www.hr.uga.edu/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

Best Practices for Accommodating UGA Students & Employees with Disabilities

This class will discuss the University’s compliance obligations under Sections 504 & 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’ Faculty & Staff Relations, and the Equal Opportunity Office in responding to requests for accommodations and insuring legal compliance; and examples of reasonable accommodations. To register go to Training & Development at: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

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

Event date:
04/21/2017 - 9:00am

UGA’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

An interactive, introductory course on the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy that explains the practical applications of the Policy, including what kind of conduct the Policy prohibits, the reporting responsibilities of University employees, and discusses case studies.  Topics covered include: to who and in what locations does the NDAH Policy apply; definitions of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment; what to do if you have knowledge that discrimination or harassment may be 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 go to Training & Development at: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training

Presenter: Kristopher Stevens, Equal Opportunity Office

Event date:
05/10/2017 - 3:00pm

UGA’s Sexual Assault Response (SAR) Protocol 

This class will discuss the University’s SAR Protocol for responding to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual violence by students or other University community members.  Issues addressed in the SAR Protocol include: available resources for sexual assault survivors, addressing safety & medical concerns of survivors, which University employees have confidentiality (very few), mandatory reporting for all non-confidential University employees, and options for investigation by law enforcement and/or the Equal Opportunity Office.  To register go to Training & Development at: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

Presenter: Kristopher Stevens, Equal Opportunity Office

Event date:
05/11/2017 - 11:00am

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, go to Training & Development at: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training.

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

Event date:
05/31/2017 - 9:00am

UGA’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

An interactive, introductory course on the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy that explains the practical applications of the Policy, including what kind of conduct the Policy prohibits, the reporting responsibilities of University employees, and discusses case studies.  Topics covered include: to who and in what locations does the NDAH Policy apply; definitions of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment; what to do if you have knowledge that discrimination or harassment may be 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.  o register go to Training & Development at: http://www.hr.uga.edu/training

Presenter: Staff Attorney, Equal Opportunity Office

Event date:
06/09/2017 - 10:00am