Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructors: Thomas Colclough

Course Description: Learn more about the laws that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces and how the organization operates and handles charges. You will also hear case studies and gain insights into how to avoid employment discrimination. An EEOC representative presents this workshop.

Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership Through Diverse Communities
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities

This workshop will allow you to gain self-awareness, stretch beyond your comfort zone, and gain new understanding. The unique workshop is interactive, experiential, and high energy. Participants are both teachers and learners.

The full workshop lasts approximately six hours, during which time participants engage in small group and large group discussions. In this workshop, you will:
•Celebrate similarities and differences.
•Identify misinformation about other groups.
•Identify and heal from internalized oppression.
•Claim pride in your own group identities.
•Gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge bigoted comments and actions.

Protected Class of Veteran Status @ Admin II
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructors: Jordyne Blaise & Tracey Ray

Course Description: In this workshop, participants learn about veterans and the discrimination they experience. Participants also learn about the laws regarding veteran status.

Protected Class of National Origin @ Admin II
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Course Description: Participants in this session gain an understanding of culture, cultural awareness, and the relationship between assumptions, values, attitudes, and behaviors as they evaluate their own cultural values and learn tools for promoting positive interaction with foreign visitors. Through this session, participants learn the definition of “national origin” and how it relates to ethnicity and culture. Participants also identify cross-cultural mis-communication and gain insights into foreign nationals’ experience in the United States.

Leading A Diverse Workforce
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructors: Ursula Hairston

Course Description: One of the most common reasons employees leave an organization is their relationship with their supervisor. Today’s workforce is changing dramatically and your leadership skills must keep pace. Learning to address the needs of a diverse workforce and communicate effectively are critical skills for success and require practice. Participants in this class will learn about four cultures that exist in organizations, practice differentiating facts from assumptions, and learn how to prepare for difficult conversations. Culture influences organizations and leaders influence culture. This class is an introduction to the skill set required for today’s 21st century leaders.

Multicultural Perspective on Suicide Prevention
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Jodi Hall, Willa Casstevens

Course Description: A Multicultural Perspective on Suicide Prevention (MPSP) is adapted from the Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence (SPMC) Kit, developed by Pace University and listed on the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry. The MPSP adaptation aims to: (1) educate participants about suicide, diversity, and the college-age population; (2) increase awareness about issues of emotional distress and suicide relating to diverse populations on our campus; and (3) increase participants’ ability to respond sensitively to emotional distress in order to prevent suicide.

Exploring Oppression
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Instructors: Beverly Williams

Course Description: The cycle of oppression in American society stems from an abuse of power with resulting negative treatment and outcomes for a variety of peoples. One solution to the cycle of oppression has been equal opportunity and Civil Rights laws designed to prohibit oppressive behavior towards legally protected classes of people. Within this workshop, you will have the opportunity to question your role in the cycle of oppression by asking: Am I oppressed? Do I oppress others? What is my role in breaking the cycle of oppression? You will explore the existence, definition, cycle of oppression, and the experience of oppression for individuals and groups. Finally, strategies to eliminate oppression from the perspective of the oppressed and the oppressor will be examined.

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity
Jan 23 @ 8:15 am – 10:15 am

Course Description: This workshop satisfies NC State’s DHPR training requirement. This course is intended to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. The session will outline relevant laws such as Title VII, Title IX, and the ADA, including the groups protected by each, and it will touch on corresponding institutional policies. Participants will learn how to identify discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, will be exposed to examples of how prohibited conduct may appear in a professional or academic environment, and will highlight relevant case law on these topics. This course also includes a brief explanation of how affirmative action works in both the employment and academic contexts. Course Objectives: – To provide participants with an overview and practical understanding of the fundamental principles and requirements of Equal Opportunity laws. – To expose participants to some of the principles and requirements of federal and state EO laws and NC State policy and procedures governing 1) non-discrimination throughout the life cycle of the employment process from recruitment and selection, to performance management, to terminations, and 2) non-discrimination in academics. – To help participants recognize and prevent both disparate treatment discrimination and disparate impact discrimination under all of the federally protected categories.

Applied Skills In Equal Opportunity
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Course Description: Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity builds on the basics learned in the Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity course. This application-based session offers participants the chance to practice interpreting equal opportunity-related laws, identify prohibited conduct, and enhance their response strategies. The format of this course is designed to promote discussion and questions are encouraged. Case studies will be used to demonstrate concepts, but participants are welcome to develop examples they wish to see addressed. Course Objectives: – Recognition and practice the options available for resolving complaints and the procedure OIED uses to ensure complaints are adequately addressed. – Discussion of measures that each individual can take to help ensure that NC State is a discrimination and harassment-free environment. – Use real-world cases and scenarios to demonstrate concepts; participants will be encouraged to develop examples they wish to see addressed. Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity is a prerequisite to this course. Extenuating circumstances: Please contact Seprina Justice.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Course Description: The responsibility for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) employment provision, Title I, falls largely on unit managers and/or departmental supervisors since they are responsible for recruitment, pre-employment screening, and other workplace practices that affect the hiring and retention of workers with and without disabilities. The purpose of this course is to focus on correct and lawful employment practices that will minimize workplace discrimination for persons with disabilities.