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Office of Institutional Equity

Training

The Office of Institutional Equity offers a number of courses dedicated to training supervisors, faculty and staff on preventing discrimination and harassment, promoting diversity and collaboration, and addressing bias.

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Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training

Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training (Non-supervisors)

This course engages employees and raises their awareness about Title IX, Campus SaVE, the Violence Against Women Act, and their role as responsible employees.  In addition, this course provides important information on harassment and discrimination by explaining the law, as well as how to recognize harassment and discrimination, and report misconduct to the appropriate person. It provides employees with practical tips on helping maintain a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention, advice on using inclusive language in the workplace, and information on microaggressions. (approx. 1.5 - 2 hours)

Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training (Supervisors)

This course provides supervisors with the required information concerning Title IX, Campus SaVE, the Violence Against Women Act, and their role as responsible employees.  In addition, this course provides important information on how to recognize, prevent, and respond to workplace harassment and discrimination based on "protected characteristics." The course also helps supervisors address inappropriate behavior before it creates a "hostile work environment" by giving supervisors the skills necessary to reduce potential legal risks by recognizing and addressing abusive behavior and other misconduct, including microaggressions and unconscious bias, that may lead to workplace bullying or hostility, reducing productivity and creativity. Intersections invites supervisors to consider the nature of harassment and discrimination, and provides practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention. (approx. 1.5-2 hours)

California-based Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training

This course provides JHU employees who work in California with the required information concerning Title IX, Campus SaVE, the Violence Against Women Act, and their role as responsible employees.  In addition, this course provides important information on how to recognize, prevent, and respond to workplace harassment and discrimination based on "protected characteristics." The course also helps employees address inappropriate behavior before it creates a "hostile work environment" by giving them the skills necessary to reduce potential legal risks by recognizing and addressing abusive behavior and other misconduct, including microaggressions and unconscious bias, that may lead to workplace bullying or hostility, reducing productivity and creativity. Intersections invites employees to consider the nature of harassment and discrimination, and provides practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention. (2 hours)

Other Training Available from OIE

Title IX - Bridges- Building a Supportive Community

LawRoom developed Bridges: Building a Supportive Community to help colleges and universities comply with employee education requirements relating to sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Section 304(a)(5) of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (known as the "Campus SaVE Act"). This course trains faculty and staff on how to recognize, report, and prevent sexual misconduct against students, covering sexual and interpersonal violence awareness and prevention subjects required under Title IX guidance, the Campus SaVE Act, and the final VAWA regulations. Bridges includes an extensive discussion about what constitutes sexual misconduct, from verbal sexual harassment to sexual and interpersonal violence, and includes information and interactive scenarios aimed at ensuring employees know how to identify and report incidents of sexual misconduct to campus officials so that schools can take prompt and appropriate action.

In addition, as required by the Campus SaVE Act, the course includes summaries of the legal definitions of consent, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and provides copies of the relevant statutes for the applicable jurisdiction within the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

OIE - Diversity: Skills for Collaboration in the Workplace

This course is designed to help employees 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 opportunities and challenges arising from human diversity, and helps employees understand the need for a respectful workplace and the barriers that prevent full participation.
 

OIE - Managing Bias in the Workplace

Understanding bias in the workplace is the first step to managing it. Biases can affect our actions, which can have real impacts on people. If left unchecked, biases can create unhealthy work environments that reinforce unjust practices. This course defines bias, describes how it affects our workplace, and encourages learners to use that knowledge to reduce the negative effects of bias.

As members of the Johns Hopkins University community, we share in the responsibility of fostering an environment of civility and respect. Through training, we increase awareness and understanding of important topics critical to the pursuit of that goal.

In support of JHU's commitment to maintaining work and academic environments free from all forms of harassment and discrimination, the Office of Institutional Equity offers online training for faculty and staff and students, as well as live trainings upon request.

These training programs will ensure our community’s familiarity with Title IX and recent changes to Johns Hopkins’ sexual harassment and sexual violence policies. In addition, they will promote the university’s standards of conduct, reporting responsibilities, and resources available for support and assistance.
 

Schedule a Live Training

For more information or to schedule a live training session, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 410-516-8075 or OIE@jhu.edu.