OIED Workshops

Our courses are open to the NC State community at no cost. If you are not a member of the NC State community and would like to register, please contact Beverly Jones Williams at 919-513-3836.

EOI participants, please use the EOI Workshop Registration Form instead of this form.

Affirmative Action in Employment (eLearning: OEO032)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Ursula Hairston

Course Description: This workshop provides an opportunity to expand the knowledge participants have gained about the policy of affirmative action in the Equal Employment Opportunity workshop. A historical overview of the policy is explored, as well as the legal obligations of federal contractors with regards to affirmative action. Often, misinformation, mis-communication, and myths surround the concept of affirmative action, which will be clarified in this workshop. Participants will learn about the various individuals and groups involved in shaping the policy of affirmative action as well as the actual implementation of affirmative action in a selection decision.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 03/27/2014, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (eLearning: OEO015)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta, Mark Newmiller

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.

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 10/18/2013, 1:30p.m.-3:30p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Wed, 01/15/2014, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Student Health Center, Room 1301
  • Tue, 03/04/2014, 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity (eLearning: OEO075 )

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Ursula Hairston

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.

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 10/18/2013, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Fri, 01/10/2014, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Thu, 02/20/2014, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) (eLearning: OEO024)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

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.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 10/31/2013, 2:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Avent Ferry Complex, Room 203

EEOI (Equal Employment Opportunity Institute), Part 1 (eLearning: OEO028)

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Please register for both Part 1 and Part 2.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta, Rebecca Zuvich

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.

Current Offerings

  • Mon, 08/05/2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Thu, 11/14/2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Fri, 01/23/2014, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Mon, 04/14/2014, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

EEOI (Equal Employment Opportunity Institute), Part 2 (eLearning: OEO28B)

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Please register for both Part 1 and Part 2.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta, Rebecca Zuvich

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.

Current Offerings

  • Tue, 08/06/2013, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Fri, 11/15/2013, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Fri, 01/24/2014, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Tue, 04/15/2014, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

EOI (Equal Opportunity Institute) Orientation (eLearning: EOI)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Jones Williams

Course Description: The Equal Opportunity Institute is designed to meet the following objectives: - increase individual knowledge of equal opportunity issues; - develop skills necessary to effectively cope with increasingly diverse working and learning environments; - enhance professional development of participants (both employees and students) through the individual application of knowledge; and - improve the overall campus climate through the collective shift in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. The Institute is open to all university employees and students, and to the general public.

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 09/06/2013, 1:00p.m.- 3:00 p.m., Winslow Hall, First Floor Conference Room
  • Thu, 09/12/2013, 1:00p.m.- 3:00 p.m., Winslow Hall, First Floor Conference Room
  • Fri, 09/20/2013, 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m., 1911 Building, Room 129

EOI: Special Topics for Managers & Supervisors (eLearning: OEO030)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta, Beverly Jones Williams

Course Description: This session was generated based on the feedback of past EOI participants. This class is for EOI participants only. It is designed to answer questions managers and supervisors may have regarding the information learned through EOI and to assist in the application of new knowledge. The course will be customized based on the needs and concerns of the participants.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 04/02/2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

Equal Opportunity Jeopardy (eLearning: OEO020)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Jones Williams

Course Description: Equal Opportunity Jeopardy is an educational game for team participants designed to to review equal employment opportunity laws and history, affirmative action, and diversity. This program is both educational and fun. The game has the format of Jeopardy. Although no money is given away, the fun and learning is priceless.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 04/10/2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

Exploring Oppression (eLearning: OEO027)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Jones 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.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 12/05/2013, 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Tue, 03/04/2014, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

Fair Housing (eLearning: OEO068)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Shawn Colvin, Jeffrey Dillman

Course Description: The right to choose where one resides is the fundamental right of all American citizens. It wasn't until Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th 1968 that President Lyndon B. Johnson was able to urge Congress to move forward on the passage of fair housing legislation. Approximately one week later, just before Dr. King's funeral, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, better known as the Fair Housing Act was signed into law. As part of the City of Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board education and outreach efforts, this workshop will be an interactive discussion on the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), individual rights under FHA, how and who to contact for help and current issues related to housing and lending discrimination.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 02/05/2014, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Avent Ferry Complex, Room 106

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity (eLearning: OEO074)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta

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.

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 10/18/2013, 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Thu, 12/05/2013, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Fri, 01/10/2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Tue, 02/04/2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

Leading a Diverse Workforce (eLearning: OEO033)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

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.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 11/13/2013, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Student Health Center, Room 2301

Legacies + Layers = Lenses (Campus Diversity Conflicts: Methods for Managing the Unmanageable) (eLearning: OEO016)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly WIlliams, Tia Doxey

Course Description: CONFLICT is a word that strikes fear in the hearts of most people. Unresolved conflicts, with the added dimension of diversity, including racial/ethnic differences, sexual orientation, gender, and religion to name a few, prevent positive, sustained personal and professional growth. Participants look at the world through their own set of spectacles, or perceptual filters, comprising what they have been taught and what they have seen, heard, and experienced. These perceptual filters are lenses through which everyone looks at differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, and nationality. This interactive session offers ideas and skills to assist university faculty, staff, and students in addressing the management of negative conflict in proactive, constructive ways. Various methods, including appropriate diversity training, coaching, group facilitation, and mediation are showcased and discussed.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 03/19/2014, 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

A Multicultural Perspective on Suicide Prevention (eLearning: OEO073)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Willa Casstevens, Jodi Hall, Karen Miller

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.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 10/31/2013, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building III, Room 124
  • Mon, 02/10/2014, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities (eLearning: OEO012)

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This is the full-day workshop that is Part I & Part II.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Valerie Ball, Deborah Felder, Peter Cowen, Jared Husketh

Course Description: Please see the NCBI website.

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 08/23/2013, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Winslow Hall, First Floor Conference Room
  • Fri, 04/04/2014, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Hunt Library, Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Multipurpose Room

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities (eLearning: OEO12A)

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This is the half-day workshop that is Part I only. Please register for Part I and Part II.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Williams

Course Description: Please see the NCBI website.

Current Offerings

  • Tue, 11/19/2013, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Student Health Center, Room 2301

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities (eLearning: OEO12B)

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This is the half-day workshop that is Part II only. Please take Part I first.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Williams

Course Description: Please see the NCBI website.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 11/21/2013, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Student Health Center, Room 2301

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict (eLearning: OEO031)

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It is recommended but not required to take OEO012 or OEO12A & OEO12B prior to taking OEO031.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors:

Course Description: Please see the NCBI website.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 03/06/2014, 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Winslow Hall, First Floor Conference Room

The Protected Class of Age (eLearning: OEO023)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta, Luci Bearon

Course Description: This workshop provides answers to the following questions: - Who are the aged? - What are the basic facts and common misconceptions about the aged? - What is ageism? - What are the different types of ageism? - What are the causes of ageism? - What are the major consequences of ageism? - How can you avoid ageism? - How can ageism be reduced in the workplace?

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 03/07/2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

The Protected Class of Disability (eLearning: OEO005)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: James Benton

Course Description: Through this workshop, participants learn the definition of the term "disability" with respect to an individual, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In addition, participants learn what the laws require, engage in dialogue and gain insight into the experiences of persons with disabilities.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 02/26/2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

The Protected Class of National Origin (eLearning: OEO009)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Jill Blitstein, Elizabeth James

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.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 11/06/2013, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Avent Ferry Complex, Room 106

The Protected Classes of Race & Color (eLearning: OEO025)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Joanne Woodard, Rick Della Fave

Course Description: Workshop participants learn the definition and use of the term "race" within the United States and how color relates to definitions of race and the perception of others. Participants examine cultural and racial misinformation, racial prejudice, and stereotyping as they gain an understanding of the laws protecting the classes of race and color.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 10/23/2013, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

The Protected Class of Religion (eLearning: OEO008)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Joanne Woodard & Panel

Course Description: Participants learn about discrimination on the basis of religion and explore several religions, gain insights into how individuals and groups experience religious discrimination, and obtain strategies to help eliminate religious discrimination. A panel of representatives from different religions makes this workshop an invaluable opportunity to gain information.

Current Offerings

  • Tue, 03/25/2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building III, Room 124

The Protected Class of Sex (eLearning: OEO001)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta

Course Description: This workshop provides an overview of why "sex" [or gender] is a protected class and features an examination of the laws that address discrimination based on gender. Also, recent court cases regarding sex discrimination and sexual harassment are shared.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 10/23/2013, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

The Protected Class of Veteran Status (eLearning: OEO026)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta

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

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 11/06/2013, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Avent Ferry Complex, Room 106

Title IX: Gender Equity in Higher Education (eLearning: OEO021)

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Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Amy Circosta, Beverly WIlliams

Course Description: Often when individuals hear "Title IX," gender equity in athletics is the first thing that comes to mind. Title IX of the Education Amendments certainly does involve ensuring gender equity in athletics, but it also works to ensure gender equity in academics and employment. Join this course to learn more about the history of Title IX, progress Title IX has made, and Title IX's presence in educational institutions today.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 02/20/2014, 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101