Due to changes in university policy, employees are now required to continually complete the Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct training administered by the Office of Equity (OE). Please review the information below to ensure that you are in compliance with this mandated requirement.
To simplify tracking employee training completion, as of August 18, 2020, all employees status related to training completion were reset to “out of compliance."
There are three ways to complete the required training:
1. You can attend a 2-hour, instructor-led training hosted by Human Resources and the Office of Equity (OE).
2. You can complete the online Skillsoft training on your UCDAccess Portal titled CU: Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct -- CU Denver | CU Anschutz. Click here for step-by-step access instructions for the OE's Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Skillsoft course.
3. You can request a 2-hour, instructor-led training that is specific to your department.
You are able to track your training completion status and/or the training completion status of your department staff (if you are a supervisor), via a training summary.
A training summary is a record of all trainings you have completed thus far, via Skillsoft. Training listed in an employee’s training summary is what the OE will reference to ensure all employees are complying with the new training requirement.
To access your personal training summary, follow these steps:
We would love the opportunity to work with you and discover how we can be involved in your department's education in an effort to promote a safer and more inclusive campus environment. Please review the trainings we are able to offer and/or learn how we can customize a training for you.
Equity 101: What We Do: In this training, we will discuss our role on campus and the processes we follow when we receive a complaint, mandatory reporting obligations for campus responsible employees, what needs to be reported to our office, and an overview of the mandatory training requirements (required for all staff and faculty) to ensure compliance with University policy. If time allows, we may include videos, case studies, and other interactive activities and discussion. This training can range from 20 minutes to an 60+ minutes. Please note, this training does not fulfill your mandatory training requirement. You are still required to complete the two-hour Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Training online and/or through an instructor-led course.
No Longer on Stand-By: Ethical Bystander Training: We’d all like to consider ourselves helpful people and we want to do what’s right; however, it can be hard to know how to act in moments where bias shows up. You’re not alone in those feelings! In this training, we want to provide the tools for participants to: 1) learn more about social identities, unconscious bias, and microaggressions; 2) learn more about the history, theory, and cognitive/behavioral process of the bystander effect; 3) learn more about recommended bystander intervention tactics (the 5 D’s) and how to use them as an effective ally. If applicable to the audience, this training will briefly cover mandatory reporting obligations for responsible employees outlined in university policy. If time allows, we will provide an opportunity to practice our recommended intervention tactics. This training can take 60-90 minutes.
Respect Expected: Learn more about the OE and how you can help contribute to the safety and security of our campus community members. Specifically, the course covers your rights and responsibilities under university policies the OE administers, tactics to intervene in harmful situations (when safe/appropriate), and available campus support resources if you or someone you know is experiencing any form of discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct. The course is free and not for credit. It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Prevention Together: Learn more about the OE and the Phoenix Center at Auraria | Anschutz (PCA), and how you can help contribute to the safety and security of our campus community members. Specifically, the course covers the different types of interpersonal violence/sexual misconduct, tactics to intervene in harmful situations (when safe/appropriate), how to support a survivor, reporting obligations/university resolution options, and available campus support resources if you or someone you know is experiencing any form of discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct. The course is free and not for credit. It should take approximately one hour to complete.
The OE may be able to provide a training for your department depending on what topic(s) you and your team are looking for related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
To determine if our office is able to fulfill your training request, please complete our online OE training request form. A member of our staff will get back to you within 2-3 business days.
If we are not the appropriate department to fulfill your training request, we will (most likely) refer you/your team to one of the two DEI offices based on your/your department's campus affiliation.