Youth Protection Certificate
As a recipient of Awareness Training for Leadership Advancement Series’ Youth Protection Certificate, participants will be equipped with cultural, legal and practical skills to ensure UWO campus remains a safe space for youth to experience and thrive. These interactive and engaging courses will inform participants on the essentials of reporting sexual harassment and assault, current policy surrounding children on campus, and effective bystander intervention strategies.
Facilitated by experienced and engaging trainers, this certification is designed for those who secure campus, supervise children, coach or host opportunities that bring kids to campus. The certification is grounded in the most up-to-date policy and best practices that will assist participants in improving and maintaining an inclusive environment that provides a safe space for everyone.
Courses for completion include:
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.
Responsibilities for Children in the Workplace
UWO prides itself on being an active participant of the community. As an institution that routinely has children in our workplace due to other colleagues, camps, activities, etc. we have a duty to keep them and all of our employees safe on campus. This training will update participants on UWO’s new policy regarding children in the workplace. We will discuss the supervisor authorization process, supervision expectations, volunteer and student background checks, reporting requirements, and on-campus resources.
Bystander intervention, or being an active bystander, is part of being a member of the UW Oshkosh community. We all have an important role in preventing violence when we are confronted with problematic situations.
The goals of bystander intervention are manifold. While bystanders must ultimately be equipped with skills to be effective and supportive allies before a sexual assault ever takes place, bystanders must also be taught when to intervene and why, as a member of the UW Oshkosh community, we all have a responsibility to derail and interrupt violence and violence-condoning attitudes on campus.
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LGBTQ+ 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.
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 plans– 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.