In an effort to foster an academic environment that helps all people realize their potential, we offer education and programming to the campus community. Our unit provides training to all University employees, including student employees, on topics related to diversity and inclusion, prohibited harassment and discrimination, recruitment compliance, and other affirmative action best practices.
You can register for our face-to-face educational programs through Cornerstone.
Title IX: Responsible? Who, me?
The goal of this training is to educate the ECU community about the requirements and expectations of a Responsible Employee under Title IX.
Implicit Bias in Selection Decisions
The Office for Equity and Diversity offers training on implicit bias in selection decisions designed to support units with equitable decision making, including making good faith efforts to address EEO Plan underutilization results. The goal of this training is to talk about the natural biases, which have developed over the course of our lifetimes and how to overcome them for the betterment of the University’s diverse environment. This training gives participants the opportunity to explore their personal biases and how they may affect their participation in employment, recruitment, tenure, and other selection decisions. Participants will be given the tools to address their own biases for equitable decision making.
Creating a Strategic Recruitment and Outreach Plan for Diverse Results
The goal of this training is to educate search committees and hiring authorities about the importance of strategically planning how positions will be advertised to best ensure recruitment and outreach efforts will generate a well-populated, diverse pool of qualified applicants. In this session, we will discuss specific strategies to consider as part of a comprehensive recruitment and outreach plan for diverse results at three different points: before you have a vacant position to search for, during the search, and after the search.
Investing in our Future through Pipeline Relationship Development
Pipeline relationship development is among the best practices units can use as a strategic, targeted approach to generating a diverse pool of qualified applicants. This course will educate search committees and hiring authorities about how to identify sources of diverse, qualified talent (a pipeline source) and engage in pipeline relationship development with those sources. We will talk about how to build a successful pipeline and cultivate relationships.
Understanding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace
The goal of this training is to educate employees on how to understand and apply employment discrimination and harassment laws. This 2-hour training introduces many of the basic harassment and discrimination concepts, which includes education about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws, Protected Classes, workplace discrimination and harassment as well as issues concerning the value and management of diversity.
Protected Classes: Defined
The goal of this training is to educate university employees about discrimination and harassment issues related to the protected classes defined in East Carolina University policies. These trainings introduce the basic concepts of the Protected Classes at the federal, state and university levels. The trainings also explain how workplace discrimination and harassment can apply to each Protected Class. The request of this session is unique as it may be catered to suit the needs of any particular group by including in-depth explanations of the Protected Classes that need attention.
Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity Fundamentals Training (EEODF)
For managers and supervisors, the EEODF is a state-mandated Office of State Human Resources, Talent Management Division sponsored course designed to inform those working in a supervisory capacity about EEO/ADA federal and state laws and policies. The Office for Equity and Diversity coordinates the EEODF for the University.