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OIED WORKSHOPS

  • NC State employees, please register directly in MyPack Portal under Learning & Development instead of using this form.
  • EOI participants, please register for workshops on the EOI website instead of this form.
  • If you are NOT an NC State employee or EOI participant, please use the OIED Course Registration Form.

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.

Affirmative Action in Employment (eLearning: OEO032)

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. A historical overview of the policy is explored, as well as the legal obligations of federal contractors with regards to affirmative action. Often, misinformation, miscommunication, 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, 03/09/2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

 

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

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Carley Wyche

Course Description:

The responsibility for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Acts (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, 10/21/2016, 1:30PM-3:30PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3210
  • Tue, 11/15/2016, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3222
  • Fri, 01/27/2017, 1:30PM-3:30PM, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Thu, 03/09/2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

 

Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity (eLearning: OEO075)

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 Erin Morant.

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 10/21/2016, 10:30am- 12:30pm, Talley Student Union, Room 4280
  • Tue, 11/01/2016, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3285
  • Fri, 01/27/2017, 10:30am- 12:30pm, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Wed, 03/01/2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

 

Class Inequality and the Quest for Equal Opportunity (eLearning: OEO77)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Rick Della Fave

Course Description:

Course Description: In contrast to the popular conception of class inequality as the outcome of an individualistic, meritocratic process, we offer a competing conception based on the exploitation of human labor and labors struggle to overcome it. We examine how and why class inequality has been increasing rapidly today. We also see how class inequality works to prevent the achievement of racial and gender equality.

Current Offerings

  • Tue, 03/21/2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

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

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

  • Tue, 11/01/2016, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3285

 

Exploring Oppression (eLearning: OEO027)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

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.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 12/01/2016, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3222

 

Fair Housing (eLearning: OEO068)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Jeffrey Dillman, Jennifer Lozano

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. 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 discrimination.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 02/08/2017, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity (eLearning: OEO074)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Robinette Kelley

Course Description:

This workshop satisfies NC States 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

  • Thu, 09/29/2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 4280
  • Fri, 10/21/2016, 8:15am-10:15am, Talley Student Union, Room 4280
  • Tue, 11/15/2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3222
  • Fri, 01/27/2017, 8:15am-10:15am, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101
  • Tue, 02/14/2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

 

Green Zone Training (eLearning: OEO084)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Tracey Ray

Course Description:

Since the Post-9/11 GI Bill, additional opportunities for veterans to earn a college degree have resulted in a dramatic influx of veterans on college campuses. The process of transitioning from the military to civilian life can pose challenges for all service members, veterans and their families. In order for advisors, faculty, staff and peers to better serve this population of students, they all need to be aware of the potential challenges a service member, student veteran and their families might face when attending college. Modeled on the "Safe Zone" program, Green Zone is designed for faculty, staff and students to receive training about issues potentially facing active service members, student veterans and their families. Training will provide faculty, staff, and students with an understanding of the military experience of military connected students and families as they transition from the military to campus life. This training opportunity will also bring awareness of community resources available to military connected students and families on and off our campus. Participants who complete the training will receive a sign to display in their office and have their name listed on our website as having completed the training. Green Zone Training will provide participants with the following: - An understanding of the military experience and emotional cycle of deployment. - An understanding of the potential issues facing undergraduate student veterans as they transition from the military to our campus. - An awareness of the resources available to undergraduate student veterans and their families on and off our campus. - Top Ten Green Zone tips that addresses challenges that military connected students and families face at NC State. Green Zone Allies are not expected to be experts or mental health counselors. Green Zone Allies are a sympathetic ear and someone who can refer a student veteran to appropriate on-campus resources. If you would like to schedule a training specifically for your department, office, organization, or group please contact Tracey Ray, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity at 919.515.9243 or at teray@ncsu.edu.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 09/29/2016, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3222
  • Fri, 09/30/2016, 9:30am-11:30am, Talley Student Union, Room 3285
  • Wed, 10/12/2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210
  • Thu, 11/17/2016, 9:30am-11:30am, Talley Student Union, Room 3222
  • Thu, 02/09/2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3210
  • Fri, 02/17/2017, 9:30am-11:30am, Talley Student Union, Room 3210
  • Thu, 03/16/2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210
  • Fri, 03/17/2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

Leading A Diverse Workforce: The New Skill Set Required for 21st Century Leaders (eLearning: OEO033)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Robinette Kelley

Course Description:

One of the most common reasons employees leave an organization is their relationship with their supervisor. Todays 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 todays 21st century leaders.

Current Offerings

  • Thu, 11/17/2016, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3222

 

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

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: 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

  • Tue, 03/21/2017, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities (eLearning: OEO012)
This is the full-day workshop that is Part I & Part II.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Williams

Course Description:

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.

Current Offerings

  • Fri, 09/16/2016, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m., 1911 Building, Room 129
  • Fri, 11/18/2016, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 3210
  • Fri, 04/07/2017, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict (eLearning: OEO031)
It is recommended but not required to take OEO012 or OEO12A & OEO12B prior to taking OEO031.

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Williams

Course Description:

NCBI has developed a model for conflict resolution. This model teaches participants skills to handle tough interpersonal and intergroup conflicts. Workshops examine controversial issues through a positive process. Participants learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution. This model is taught in the Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict workshop. http://www.ncsu.edu/ncbi/index.php#workshops

Current Offerings

  • Tue, 01/31/2017, 1:00-3:00p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

The Protected Class of Age (eLearning: OEO023)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Luci Bearon, Carley Wyche

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

  • Thu, 02/16/2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

 

The Protected Class of Disability (eLearning: OEO005)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: James Benton, Ginger Rush

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

  • Thu, 02/16/2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Administrative Services Building II, Room 101

 

The Protected Class of National Origin (eLearning: OEO009)

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, 11/09/2016, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3222

 

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

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Rick Della Fave, Ursula Hairston

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

  • Tue, 10/25/2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3285

 

The Protected Class of Religion (eLearning: OEO008)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Ursula Hairston and 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

  • Wed, 03/15/2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

The Protected Class of Sex (eLearning: OEO001)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Robinette Kelley

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

  • Tue, 10/25/2016, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3285

 

The Protected Class of Veteran Status (eLearning: OEO026)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Carley Wyche

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, 11/09/2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3222

 

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

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Robinette Kelley

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 IXs presence in educational institutions today.

Current Offerings

  • Wed, 02/08/2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210

 

Unconscious Bias (eLearning: OEO33)

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Beverly Williams, Timothy Hammonds

Course Description:

Unconscious bias acts below awareness and can influence our decision-making. This course introduces the basics of unconscious, or implicit, bias and reviews of different types of unconscious bias. Participants will engage in group activities and small group discussion while they learn how implicit bias influence their decisions in their university life. Finally, the participants will be introduced to scientifically sound strategies to combat bias in their own lives. This course is open to any and all participants - previous understanding not required.

Current Offerings

  • Tue, 10/11/2016, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Talley Student Union, Room 3222
  • Thu, 03/30/2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Talley Student Union, Room 3210