Educational Programs Sponsored by EOAA

Schedule 2011 - 2012

Addressing Bullying Behavior in the Workplace (EO1040)

Bullying behavior affects morale, productivity, creativity, and retention in work and learning environments. In this workshop we will describe the harmful effects of bullying, consider how it is often seen as discriminatory, and identify stemps to promptly and effectively address it.

Facilators: Kimberly Hewitt; Gabrielle Mead
Audience: All members of the University community.

Date: October 12, 2011, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: 655 (West) McNamara

Date: March 6, 2012, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: 655 (West) McNamara

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Discipline v. Discrimination (EO2040)

How can you tell the difference between appropriate discipline and discrimination? In this workshop we explain the difference, describe ways to prevent discrimination, discuss the importance of documentation and communication, and reinforce how everyone at the University is responsible for creating an environment free of discord and discrimination.

Facilitators: Michael O'Day; Maria Eustaquio
Audience: All members of the University community.

Date: January 10, 2012, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
655 (West) McNamara

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


EOAA Liaison Fall Meeting 2011 (EO5511)

Fall EOAA Liaison meeting. Updates and discussion on EOAA-related topics.

Facilitators: EOAA Staff
Audience: EOAA Liaisons, Supporters and other interested University staff.

Date: November 15, 2011, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: President's Room (332), Coffman Memorial Union

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Equity and Diversity in the Search Process (EO4010)

This workshop describes how to incorporate equity and diversity throughout all stages in the search process, including writing a position description and interview questions, using diverse recruiting sources, understanding your unit’s Affirmative Action goals and workforce statistics, and recordkeeping.

Facilitators: Michael O'Day; Kimberly Hewitt
Audience: All University staff involved in the search process.

Date: September 29, 2011, 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Location: 655 (West) McNamara
CANCELLED

Date: January 18, 2012, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: 665 (East) McNamara & online via UMConnect

Note: Registrants for the January session wishing to participate via UMConnect, will be emailed the web address for access several days prior to the workshop.

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Handling Discrimination Concerns Effectively (EO2010)

Effective and efficient resolution of discrimination concerns is critical to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. This hands-on workshop helps managers, supervisors, and liaisons understand their key role in resolving discrimination concerns. Case studies and interactive exercises provide opportunities for participants to learn different approaches and share best practices in handling discrimination concerns.

Facilitator: Kimberly Hewitt; Kimberly Simon
Audience: For supervisors, managers, administrators, HR Pros, EOAA Liaisons.

Date: November 9, 2011, 9:00 am - Noon
Location: 655 (West) McNamara

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Help, I'm Being Discriminated Against (EO2050)

This workshop will explore University policies that prohibit discrimination, list the steps to report bias incidents and discrimination, describe the role of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and explain the complaint process. Other on-campus and alternate resources for assistance will be identified.

Facilitator: Maria Eustaquio; Kimberly Simon
Audience: For interested University staff and students.

Date: February 6, 2012, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: 420A Science Teaching & Student Services Bldg.

Brown bag lunch session. Cookies will be provided.
Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Incorporating Equity & Diversity into Performance (EO1050)

In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for making equity and diversity part of your everyday work. We will talk about incorporating equity and diversity into position descriptions, job performance, and the classroom and/or workplace. We will also address how to discuss equity and diversity in the performance evaluation process -- both as an employee and as a supervisor.

Facilitator: Kimberly Hewitt; Gabrielle Mead
Audience: Supervisors, administrators, faculty.

Date: February 15, 2012, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: 655 (West) McNamara

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Religious Accommodation at the University of Minnesota (EO1030)

The University has an obligation to prevent mistreatment based upon religious preference and to accommodate individuals for their religious needs. In this interactive workshop we will explore rights and responsibilities, University policies, and state and federal law pertaining to religious discrimination and reasonable accommodations. Gain insight into the type of claims that may arise and how requests for accommodation should be handled.

Facilitator: Kimberly Hewitt; Maria Eustaquio
Audience: Faculty, supervisors, administrators.

Date: September 20, 2011, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: 655 (West) McNamara

Date: March 20, 2012, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: 655 (West) McNamara

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Prevention & Response (EO3020)

In this workshop, we will define and identify sexual harassment and learn the signs of potential sexual harassment. We will also discuss strategies for preventing and responding to sexual harassment, including the formal complaint process and corrective action that can help remedy sexual harassment situations in the classroom or on the job.

Facilitator: Gabrielle Mead; Michael O'Day
Audience: All members of the University community.

November 16, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 432A Science Teaching & Student Services Bldg & online via UMConnect

March 22, 2012, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 655 (West) McNamara

Note: Registrants for the November session wishing to participate via UMConnect, will be emailed the web address for access several days prior to the workshop.

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: eoaa@umn.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612/624-9547; Email: frank055@umn.edu) at least two weeks prior to the event.


Updated 11/28/2011