Education and Training
The Equity Office offers several education and training opportunities throughout the year. Please check back to this page for updates and opportunities to register.
Many universities have faced legal challenges claiming those involved with resolving investigations (administrators, investigators, conduct officers, etc.) were not properly trained or proper investigative techniques were not followed while addressing title IX, discrimination and harassment complaints. Sara G. McGrane will offer three workshops on proper investigative techniques, as well as proper procedures to follow, so you are properly trained as you process these important issues. Please see below for registration information.
Tuesday, September 26: Resolving Discrimination, Harassment, and Title IX Complaints - Arikara, Memorial Union
8:30-9:30 am Workshop for Cabinet and Deans Register Here
11:00 am-12:30 pm Workshop for Chairs, Heads, Directors, Academic Leaders Register Here
3:00-4:30 pm Workshop for Investigators and Review Committee Members Register Here
Sara G. McGrane is Attorney, Partner, Litigator at the Law firm of Felhaber larson. She is "an experienced litigator who has handled hundreds of matters in both the federal and state courts of many states, including Minnesota and North Dakota." Sara G. McGrane's experience includes working as Assistant Attorney General in the North Dakota Attorney General's Office. For Sara's bio please see http://www.felhaber.com/people/sara-gullickson-mcgrane/
Training Requirements for NDSU Employees
All NDSU employees are required to complete Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training.
- Within the first 30 days of employment, you must complete the online training entitled "Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act for Faculty and Staff".
- The online training can be accessed at this link: https://slate.workplaceanswers.com/northdakotasu (Please note: If you have difficulty logging in, try another web browser.)
- Within the first 6 months of employment, you must complete the face-to-face Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training. Attending the face-to-face session meets this training obligation for 3 years.
- Review the list of scheduled trainings below. Select a date that works for you and click on the registration link.
- Current employees are required to participate in face-to-face Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training. Attending the face-to-face session meets this training obligation for 3 years.
- If you have not yet attended a face-to-face session, select a date that works for you and click on the registration link in the next section.
For those who are unable to attend the face-to-face session, we currently offer an online version of the training through Moodle. You can link to this training, which fulfills the mandatory training obligation for only 1 year at this link: https://community.ndus.edu/course/view.php?id=400
Equal Opportunity/Title IX Mandatory Training Sessions
Participants in these in-person, interactive training sessions will be in compliance (will not need to complete further Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training) for three years.
|September 18, 2017||10:00 - 11:30am||MU Badlands Room||Register here|
|October 17, 2017||10:30am - 12:00pm||MU Badlands Room||Register here|
|November 28, 2017||2:00 - 3:30pm||MU Mandan Room||Register here|
Supervisor Supplement - EO/Title IX Training Sessions
For supervisors who have completed the mandatory Equal Opportunity/Title IX training session, the Equity Office is pleased to offer a supplemental training opportunity. This session seeks to more fully address the responsibilities of supervisors in addressing potential climate issues in your work areas. Supervisors of full-time or part-time, professional or student employees are all encouraged to participate. Starting with a brief overview of NDSU policies and procedures for addressing Equal Opportunity/Title IX policy violations, attendees will spend most of this session with practical application, discussing "What to do if..." situations and case studies.
|September 19, 2017|
2:00 - 3:00pm
|MU Mandan Room|
|October 9, 2017||10:00 - 11:00am||MU Lark Room||Register here|
|November 15, 2017||3:00 - 4:00pm||MU Lark Room||Register here|
Safe Zone Ally Training Sessions
Three levels of Safe Zone Ally Training are offered throughout the year. Participants are asked to take these sessions sequentially, as the information is scaffolded. Training descriptions are available at the Safe Zone website - www.ndsu.edu/safezone
Register here for Safe Zone Ally Training
|Level 1 - Becoming an Ally||September 13, 2017||1:00 - 2:30pm||MU Rose Room||Register here|
|Level 2 - Gender Identity/Expression||September 20, 2017||1:00 - 2:30pm||MU Rose Room||Register here|
|Level 3 - Upstander||September 27, 2017||1:00 - 2:30pm||MU Rose Room||Register here|
|Level 1 - Becoming an Ally||October 5, 2017||1:00 - 2:30pm||MU Badlands Room||Register here|
|Level 2 - Gender Identity/Expression||October 12, 2017||1:00 - 2:30pm||MU Badlands Room||Register here|
|Level 3 - Upstander||October 26, 2017||1:00 - 2:30pm||MU Mandan Room||Register here|
Community of Respect Training
The Community of Respect initiative has been in place at NDSU since 2011 and is designed to improve inter-cultural competencies and provide hands-on strategies to assist participants in learning how to work more effectively with colleagues and students whose cultural backgrounds are different from their own. Additional information about Community of Respect can be found at this link: https://www.ndsu.edu/equity/education_and_training/community_of_respect/
|November 14, 2017||9:00 - 11:00am||MU Badlands Room|
Online Training Modules
Several online training modules, focused on equity, respect, and inclusion, are now available to NDSU employees and students. Training title availability is depending upon the primary role of the individual at NDSU. Some of those titles include:
Student Empower Plus - student-focused, related to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct
Bullying Prevention - student-focused, related to interpersonal ways of addressing bullying behavior
The Bystander Effect - related to intervention when one witnesses sexual misconduct or bullying behaviors
Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act - helpful for employees with questions about ADA and reasonable accommodations
Power of Respectful Language - addresses respect and inclusion
Uncovering Implicit Bias - addresses respect and inclusion
These titles can be accessed at the following link: https://slate.workplaceanswers.com/northdakotasu (Please note: If you have difficulty logging in, try another web browser.)