Sexual Harassment and Other Biases and Harassments - TRAINING

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Sexual Harassment and Other Biases and Harassments - TRAINING

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Promoting Mutual Respect and Preventing Workplace Harassment

New Employee & Faculty Orientation Series - Fall 2017

Part II: Promoting Mutual Respect and Preventing Workplace Harassment & Gender-Based Misconduct (Title IX)

This Workshop is Open to All Current Employees

Thursday, September 27, 2017, 9:30AM – 12:30PM, 179 Grace Dodge

An interactive session created to promote awareness of laws and institutional procedures about sexual harassment, anti-discrimination, and other forms of bias and harassment, plus a timely update regarding changes to the Title IX statute.

The Workshop Is Open to All Teachers College Employees. The dates are listed above scheduled for the training: Promoting Mutual Respect and Preventing Workplace Harassment (Sexual Harassment, Anti-Discrimination & Gender-Based Misconduct/Title IX Training). PARTICIPATION IN ONE HARASSMENT SESSION IS REQUIRED. Failure to do so may render the College unable to indemnify or defend you if you are involved in a complaint leading to legal action.

In an effort to increase the College's awareness of the federal and state laws and institutional procedures surrounding sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, we have been delivering a series of required trainings since the 2006 - 2007 academic year for faculty, staff and administration.

The Promoting Mutual Respect and Preventing Workplace Harassment orientation session is designed as a 2.5 hour interactive session created to help engage and educate everyone on the importance of understanding the laws, policies, avenues of institutional support for appropriate corrective action and protection against retaliation; and to identify behaviors that contribute to bias, stereotyping, and harassment. The program focuses on gender-based misconduct, sexual assault and violence, and Title IX information. The program will enlighten you and reinforce your obligation to conduct yourself in a manner that contributes to the well-being of the TC community. We have engaged KC Wagner, Director of Workplace Issues at the Cornell School of Labor Relations, to lead the trainings.

Professional Development, an institution-wide effort underway since September 2005, has come in response to the many TC voices requesting professional development and strengthens the College's integrity in its internal processes and enhances the community. The Promoting Mutual Respect and Preventing Workplace Harassment training is one of the series of designed programs that will ultimately enhance productive working and community relationships and increase awareness surrounding these pressing issues.

 

*Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to OASID at x3689, x3853 TTY, (646)755-3144 video phone, or via email at oasid@tc.columbia.edu.