Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
5
Fri
2014
EOI Orientation
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview of EOI
The Equal Opportunity Institute is an award-winning NC State program designed to provide university students and employees a means for developing a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity issues. Institute participants broaden their knowledge base and also learn how this information can be applied in their day-to-day activities and interactions. Through their individual and collective efforts, Equal Opportunity Institute participants help NC State and our community build a better place to work, learn, and live.

Certificate and gift
This unique certificate program is designed for both employees and students of NC State. This program is also available to individuals from the general public. Participants learn about equal opportunity, diversity, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment, and university policies and procedures through their completion of an individually designed education plan.

This program is sponsored by the North Carolina State University Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity in conjunction with Human Resources and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service. The program director is Beverly Jones Williams (919-513-3836).

All individuals who complete the Institute will be recognized with certificates and receive two continuing education units (CEUs). Students who complete the Institute will have their certification posted on their student leadership transcripts and will receive an honor cord.

Sep
11
Thu
2014
EOI Orientation
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Overview of EOI
The Equal Opportunity Institute is an award-winning NC State program designed to provide university students and employees a means for developing a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity issues. Institute participants broaden their knowledge base and also learn how this information can be applied in their day-to-day activities and interactions. Through their individual and collective efforts, Equal Opportunity Institute participants help NC State and our community build a better place to work, learn, and live.

Certificate and gift
This unique certificate program is designed for both employees and students of NC State. This program is also available to individuals from the general public. Participants learn about equal opportunity, diversity, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment, and university policies and procedures through their completion of an individually designed education plan.

This program is sponsored by the North Carolina State University Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity in conjunction with Human Resources and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service. The program director is Beverly Jones Williams (919-513-3836).

All individuals who complete the Institute will be recognized with certificates and receive two continuing education units (CEUs). Students who complete the Institute will have their certification posted on their student leadership transcripts and will receive an honor cord.

Sep
12
Fri
2014
Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership For Diverse Communities
Sep 12 @ 10:00 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.

Sep
19
Fri
2014
EOI Orientation
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Overview of EOI
The Equal Opportunity Institute is an award-winning NC State program designed to provide university students and employees a means for developing a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity issues. Institute participants broaden their knowledge base and also learn how this information can be applied in their day-to-day activities and interactions. Through their individual and collective efforts, Equal Opportunity Institute participants help NC State and our community build a better place to work, learn, and live.

Certificate and gift
This unique certificate program is designed for both employees and students of NC State. This program is also available to individuals from the general public. Participants learn about equal opportunity, diversity, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment, and university policies and procedures through their completion of an individually designed education plan.

This program is sponsored by the North Carolina State University Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity in conjunction with Human Resources and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service. The program director is Beverly Jones Williams (919-513-3836).

All individuals who complete the Institute will be recognized with certificates and receive two continuing education units (CEUs). Students who complete the Institute will have their certification posted on their student leadership transcripts and will receive an honor cord.

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity @ Admin II
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Oct
2
Thu
2014
EEOI-Equal Employment Opportunity Institute Part I
Oct 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Please register for both Part 1 and Part 2.
Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors:

Course Description: The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) is a one and a half (1.5) day training program intended to help managers and supervisors understand federal and state employment discrimination laws and how they impact day-to-day managerial decisions. All managers and supervisors employed by the University are required to attend this training course, in accordance with North Carolina state law (General Statute 126.16.1). Participation in the EEOI is intended to increase one’s understanding of the role and responsibilities managers and supervisors have in managing employees from different backgrounds and cultures, and the corresponding laws, policies, and employment practices that govern equal employment opportunity in the workplace. This course utilizes case studies and other activities to enable managers and supervisors to create fair, equitable, and inclusive work environments. Topics include: – in-depth reviews of EEO and AA federal and state laws, regulations and court cases; – explanation of EEO/AA employer obligations; – discussion of the impact of EEO laws on policies, procedures and day-to-day operations; – developing awareness on issues of valuing and managing diversity and building cultural competencies; – discussion of diversity and its relationship to EEO/AA; and – building an inclusive work environment that supports diversity and fosters productivity. For more information about the Equal Employment Opportunity Institute, contact Beverly Williams by phone at 919-513-3836 or via email at beverly_williams@ncsu.edu.

Oct
3
Fri
2014
EEOI-Equal Employment Opportunity Institute Part II
Oct 3 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please register for both Part 1 and Part 2.
Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors:

Course Description: The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) is a one and a half (1.5) day training program intended to help managers and supervisors understand federal and state employment discrimination laws and how they impact day-to-day managerial decisions. All managers and supervisors employed by the University are required to attend this training course, in accordance with North Carolina state law (General Statute 126.16.1). Participation in the EEOI is intended to increase one’s understanding of the role and responsibilities managers and supervisors have in managing employees from different backgrounds and cultures, and the corresponding laws, policies, and employment practices that govern equal employment opportunity in the workplace. This course utilizes case studies and other activities to enable managers and supervisors to create fair, equitable, and inclusive work environments. Topics include: – in-depth reviews of EEO and AA federal and state laws, regulations and court cases; – explanation of EEO/AA employer obligations; – discussion of the impact of EEO laws on policies, procedures and day-to-day operations; – developing awareness on issues of valuing and managing diversity and building cultural competencies; – discussion of diversity and its relationship to EEO/AA; and – building an inclusive work environment that supports diversity and fosters productivity. For more information about the Equal Employment Opportunity Institute, contact Beverly Williams by phone at 919-513-3836 or via email at beverly_williams@ncsu.edu.

Oct
17
Fri
2014
Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity @ Admin II
Oct 17 @ 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 @ Admin II
Oct 17 @ 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.

ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act @ Admin II- Large Conference Room 101
Oct 17 @ 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.