Diversity and Inclusion Certificate
As a recipient of Awareness Training for Leadership Advancement Series’ Diversity and Inclusion certification, participants will be equipped with cultural, legal and practical skills to ensure UWO’s environment is open, inviting and inclusive of employees and students from multiple walks of life. These interactive and informative courses will assist participants in addressing the impact of our unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, the equity in our recruitment process, reporting responsibilities, and awareness of societal and cultural experiences of students and employees that make up our campus.
Facilitated by experienced and engaging trainers, this certification is designed for employees seeking to better understand your fellow Titans and develop inclusive strategies to interact. This certification is grounded in up-to-date policy and best practices that will assist participants in creating a campus environment where all experiences hold legitimate, ethical and respected value.
Courses for completion include:
Whether it is in hiring, daily interactions, promotions, or interpersonal interactions, everyday decisions are made by well-intended people who miss the unconscious socializations that led them there. Once uncovered, bias is an issue we can strategize to reduce in each of us. This training will define unconscious bias and ways to identify, examine and alleviate ourselves of our personal biases, including those that occur most often in the academic setting.
Employees and students of color, women, and LGBTQIA individuals deal with daily jokes, slights, and insults (verbal and environmental) in the campus environment. Mostly unintentional, these interactions can generalize, dehumanize, and stigmatize others preventing students from fully experiencing their classrooms and employees from their workplace. This training will define micro-aggressions, detail its different forms, impact on the targets and provide solutions to reduce it in your environment.
Hiring @ UWO
Employee recruitment is important to the type of inclusive environment that we are creating at UWO. Diverse experiences foster our progression academically and socially. This training will be an in-depth, comprehensive overview of our hiring process including targeted diversity recruitment, strategies in selecting an inclusive search and screen committee, hiring goals and how to successfully navigate the approval process.
Overview of Diversity, Retention, and Inclusivity at UWO
This training will be an ongoing progress report of diversity on our campus and some of the initiatives we have undergone to reflect a more inclusive environment, including the A.T.L.A.S. program. Also, we will discuss the impact that personal culture can have on our work environment as we pursue more ways to have more voices heard on campus and in leadership.
This training will examine different forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment with an emphasis on understanding the intricacies of a “protected class” from a legal perspective. Also, we will explore preventative measures for employees and supervisors to avoid such incidents in the workplace.
Title IX and Sexual Harassment
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This training will discuss UW Oshkosh’s policy on sexual assault and harassment under Title IX, including its’ history, reporting, responsible employees, and campus resources. Available online through the Intersections training module for both staff and students.
Developing Cultural Competency
As campuses across the country become more diverse, it becomes even more imperative for administrations to understand the array of experiences by current and prospective students and employees. This begins with the development of a cultural competency that equips us all with the tools to interact more authentically with each other. By exploring the concepts of cultural knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity, we can develop creative ways to continue offering an environment that is welcoming and allows for everyone to thrive at UWO.
LBGTQ+ S.A.F.E. Training
Help make the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh a safer and more welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community by participating in S.A.F.E. Training (Students, Staff and Faculty for Equality). Participants take part in a three hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom.
SAFE training prepares you to become an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. We address the ever changing terminology in the community, the messages that are generated in society about LGBTQ+ lives, the coming out process, and other skills necessary to being a successful ally.
Power, Privilege, and Oppression
Before one can work on the issue of privilege and oppression, they must recognize their place in it. We will discuss how our social identities in the greater world impact our interactions in the workplace and classroom. By identifying the intersectionality of power, privilege, and oppression as they relate to the experiences of those on campus, we can discuss solutions that help all thrive at UWO.
Upon completing all of the required trainings, the participant will contact the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator with times and dates of completion for each course. The certification will be conferred two weeks after the completion of the final course. During that two-week period, the participant fully understands that they are to be making progress on their action plan– completion or significant progress of planned goals– as determined by the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator or similarly trained evaluator. (Subject to change per position).
The participant will be notified of completion by email and the certificate will be sent through intercampus mail.