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  • 300: EDU: Supervisor Anti-Harassment
    Course Overview:
    This course trains supervisors to identify, avoid, and eliminate workplace harassment. It also provides broader protection for our University, covering other forms of descrimination besides sexual harassment, and it covers retaliation.
  • 101: EDU: Stop Harassment & Discrmination
    Defense against Workplace Harassment:
    Over forty years ago, federal laws were enacted to guarantee equal employment opportunities for all employees. These laws unleased an explosion of harassment and discrimination lawsuits that contine today. Employers cannot afford to allow employees' ignorance or confusion about proper conduct to create the risk of legal liability.

    This training expresses BGSU's strong disapproval of any form of harassment and discrimination based on a variety of "protected characteristics" under state and federal EEO laws.

    Course Overview:
    This course is designed to raise awareness about workplace harassment and discrimination and reduce or prevent incidents of misconduct. Besides introducing faculty and staff to the equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, the course also helps employees identify the difference between legal discrimination and an illegal "hostile environment," promotes appropriate behavior, and reduces the potential for harassment claims.

  • 413: EDU: Report & Prevent Sexual Misconduct (OH-A)
    Campus SaVE Act is Coming - Training Can Help:
    The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act took effect on October 1, 2013. The Campus SaVE Act updates how institutions report sexual violece cases in the community and consolidates existing policies under both the Clery Act and Title IX to ensure that institutions of higher education have comprehensive procedures in place to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

    Colleges and universities need to include their compliance policies, procedures, and programs in their Annual Security Report due in October 2014. That means schools must have education programs in place for faculty, staff, and students by fall of 2014. The Campus SaVE Act applies to all colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

    Course Overview:
    This course is intended for all BGSU faculty and staff. It uses interactive case studies and examples of real cases, to prepare us for real-world situations, including how to:
    Report sexual misconduct
    Accommodate pregnant and parenting students
    Identify sexual misconduct
    Recognize the signs of an abusive relationship
    Help create a safe campus environment
    Intervene to prevent sexual assault
    Assist victims of sexual violence
    Respond to sexual harassment in the classroom

  • 114: Bullying in the Workplace
    Knowledge is Power in Eradicating Bullying:
    Often ignored by employers, workplace bullying is a growing problem. Bullying is now four times more common than illegal discrimination and harassment and has devastating long-term effects on both the workforce and on the employer's bottom line. Still, many managers do not know how to spot or handle bullying, and most employees do not know how to prevent becoming a victim of bullying.

    Course Overview:
    This course trains supervisors and non-supervisors to recognize and prevent workplace bullying. In this course, workplace bullying is defined, its effect on the workplace is outlined, and the types of bullies and reasons for bullying are examined. Finally, the course provides practical tips for dealing with bullying and for maintaining a bully-free environment.

  • 109: Diversity: Skills for Collaboration
    Celebration our Differences:
    As the world around us is changing and getting more complex, so is the workplace. It is an increasingly diverse workforce. Since people, in general, are not comfortable with change or the unfamiliar, faculty and staff must learn to collaborate with those who are both like and unlike themselves for maximum individual productivity and organizational effectiveness.

    Course Overview:
    This course is designed to help faculty and staff successfully work together with diverse co-workers by encouraging respectful behavior, reducing bias, and explaining how cooperation can overcome conflict. The course also identifies the challenges and opportunities arising from human diversity and helps us understand the need for a respectful workplace and the barriers the prevent full participation.

  • 106: Ethics & Code of Conduct
    Ethical Decision-Making and Business Practices:
    State and federal laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC regulations, and Federal Sentencing Guidelines, either require or grant incentives to employers who adopt a Code of Conduct policy and provide training on ethical business practices. These laws seek to ensure an honest and fair marketplace, compliance with laws and regulations, and personal and corporate accountability.

    Course Overview:
    This course is designed to raise awareness of ethical values and the principles of ethical business practices. The course describes the core ideals underlying ethical decision-making, presents practical steps faculty and staff must take to avoid ethical lapses or violations of the law, and highlights personal responsibility and how to respond to ethical challenges.

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Safe Zone Training

  • The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people.  The 2 hour workshop provides education concerning LGBT issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBT people.  The project's main goal is to build a support network of allies for BGSU LGBT Community

Title IX Training

  • In an effort to promote increased awareness and understanding of our University’s responsibility related to Title IX compliance, the Office of Equity and Diversity is pleased to offer open educational sessions to our campus community. These 75-minute sessions will provide an overview of the regulations surrounding Title IX.  We will also discuss the University’s efforts to work within the expectations of the Department of Education and Office of Civil Rights, as outlined in the “Dear Colleague” letter issued to colleges and universities in April 2011.  

Sexual Harassment Trainings

  • 90 minute Sexual Harassment Training presented by the Office of Equity & Diversity.

OFCCP Training Sessions

  • Held annually every spring with presentations by representatives from OFCCP. Please check back for the Spring 2015 date, time and location.
    • Workplace Accommodations: Brief overview of the regulatory statutes regarding the employment of individuals with disabilities, the definition of an individual with a disability, and the concept of a reasonable accommodation; Also accommodations that may be provided during the application and employment process; and suggests best practices and tips for employers.

    • Internet Applicant Recordkeeping Rule: Discuss the regulatory requirements to maintain applicant flow data, the traditional definition of an applicant, the Internet applicant definition of an applicant, including the four prongs of the Internet applicant definition that must be met for an applicant to be considered and Internet applicant; the presentation also talks about maintenance of employment records.
    • Analyzing Personnel Activity Data: The presentation discusses adverse impact, and how adverse an impact analysis is conducted regarding personnel activity, and issues associated with adverse impact.