Additional Training for Students and Employees

Students, employees, and community members can receive additional training from the Office of Equity through pre-scheduled and/or by-request sessions.

Pre-Scheduled Trainings for Employees

Pre-scheduled additional employee trainings are open to all faculty, staff, and student employees at all USU campuses. All trainings are virtual via Zoom.

Most pre-scheduled trainings are only available in spring semesters. Spring 2023 training information will be available in January 2023.

Lunch and Learns

The Office of Equity collaborates with SAAVI twice per year to facilitate lunch and learns for employees. Each topic is facilitated virtually via Zoom and in-person at the Logan campus.

Holding Ourselves and Others Accountable (with Empathy)

  • September 20, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • September 22, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 pm
    • In-person at the Logan campus: Library 154

Navigating a Shifting Culture

  • February 7, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • February 9, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm
    • In-person at the Logan campus: Library 154

By Request Trainings

By request trainings for units and teams are available year-round. If you would like to request one of these trainings for your team, office, or department, fill out the additional training topics request form at the bottom of the page to schedule it.

Bystander Intervention

Upstanding” is a bystander intervention approach for the prevention of a variety of problematic situations. The purpose of the Upstanding training is to prepare members of the USU campus community with the skills and knowledge needed to safely and effectively intervene when they sense a threat or potential harm to another.

Request this program at upstander.usu.edu

Discrimination, DEI, and Bias

The Office of Equity’s “Conducting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Informed Search” training will help hiring and search committees understand the ways in which they can limit bias during the hiring and search processes by incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. It is an interactive training that focuses on the various aspects of the processes (i.e. from establishing group operating procedures to evaluating candidate interviews) and can be tailored to the needs of the individual hiring or search committee.

The Office of Equity’s “Discrimination and Protected Classes Overview” training is interactive and focuses on strategies for creating an equitable workplace and how to navigate discriminatory conduct. The training additionally reviews the university’s anti-discrimination policies, including the definitions of discrimination and protected classes, as well as how to report discriminatory conduct to the university.

The Office of Equity's "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Basics" training is an introduction to DEIA topics. The training provides an overview of why DEIA is important and how individuals can use personal learning about identity and implicit biases, bystander intervention strategies, and assessment and goal setting to enhance their DEIA skills.

Utah State University’s Principles of Community (diversity, human dignity, and social responsibility) embody what it means to have a welcoming campus for all members of the institution. One way that USU faculty and staff can implement the Principles of Community is through engaging in behaviors that include others and are considerate of personal biases. The Office of Equity’s “Creating a Welcoming Campus Environment: Inclusion and Implicit Bias” presentation is an interactive program that will equip faculty and staff with the tools to recognize and overcome personal biases and address biases in others. The program incorporates large and small group discussions and personal reflection questions.

The Office of Equity’s “Affecting Systemic Change: Implicit Bias and Inclusion” presentation is a follow-up to the "Creating a Welcoming Campus Environment: Inclusion and Implicit Bias" presentation. Part two is an interactive program that will equip faculty and staff with the tools to recognize and overcome systemic and workplace biases. The presentation builds upon the content from part one by again incorporating large and small group discussions and personal reflection questions.

The Office of Equity’s “Sex-based Discrimination” training is a version of the “Discrimination and Protected Classes Overview” training with a specific focus on biased and discriminatory conduct based on sex. It is interactive and includes strategies for navigating discriminatory conduct that is based on sex and how to create a workplace that is equitable for all sexes. The training additionally reviews the university’s anti-discrimination policies, including the definitions of discrimination and protected classes, as well as how to report discriminatory conduct to the university.

Group/Employee Relationships

The Office of Equity’s “Boundary Setting” presentation is an interactive program that teaches faculty and staff how to set and communicate healthy boundaries within their workplace relationships, including amongst colleagues, supervisors/administrators, supervisees, and students. Specific emphasis is placed on understanding how boundary setting within relationships can minimize sexual misconduct and discriminatory behaviors. The program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities.

The Office of Equity’s “Conflict Management” presentation is an interactive program that teaches faculty and staff how to identify and reframe conflict to respond more effectively when conflict arises in the workplace. Specific emphasis is placed on how navigating conflict appropriately can create healthier workplace relationships. This program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities.

The Office of Equity’s “Effective Workplace Relationships” presentation is an interactive program that supports faculty and staff in developing and maintaining effective workplace relationships. Specific emphasis is placed on how boundary setting, conflict management, and effective workplace relationships can minimize sexual misconduct and discriminatory behaviors. The program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities. The content of this training is a brief overview of multiple topics that can be explored in-depth during the Office of Equity’s other Employee Relationships programs: Power Dynamics, Conflict Management, and Boundary Setting.

The Office of Equity’s “Power Dynamics” presentation is an interactive program that teaches faculty and staff how to recognize power dynamics within their workplace relationships, including amongst colleagues, supervisors/administrators, supervisees, and students. Specific emphasis is placed on how understanding power dynamics within relationships can minimize sexual misconduct and discriminatory behaviors. The program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities.

Sexual Misconduct

The Office of Equity’s “Relationship Violence” presentation is an interactive program that teaches faculty and staff how to recognize relationship violence behaviors, why people engage in abusive behaviors, and why people stay in unhealthy and abusive relationships. Specific emphasis is placed on how relationship violence behaviors can show up in the workplace and how to help individuals who are experiencing relationship violence. The program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities.

The Office of Equity’s “Sexual Assault” presentation is an interactive program that teaches faculty and staff about sexual assault behaviors, boundaries, and consent. Specific emphasis is placed on how sexual assault impacts individuals who experience it and how to help individuals who have experienced sexual assault. The program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities.

The Office of Equity’s “Sexual Harassment” presentation is an interactive program that teaches faculty and staff how to recognize sexual harassment behaviors and why people engage in them. Specific emphasis is placed on how sexual harassment behaviors can show up in the workplace and how to help individuals who are experiencing sexual harassment. The program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities.

The Office of Equity’s “Stalking” presentation is an interactive program that teaches faculty and staff how to recognize stalking behaviors and why people engage in them. Specific emphasis is placed on how stalking behaviors can show up in the workplace and how to help individuals who are experiencing stalking. The program includes large and small group discussions and personal reflection opportunities.

Additional Training Topics Request Form

Please submit the Office of Equity additional training request form at least two weeks in advance of your requested date. This will allow time for scheduling a facilitator and venue, if applicable. When given enough advance notice, we can facilitate a custom training that falls within the scope of our office's work (discrimination and sexual misconduct).

The trainings use PowerPoints with videos and sound. If the training is taking place in-person, A/V equipment and a projector need to be made available at the location or laptop hook-ups should be provided for the facilitator(s).

Trainings are best facilitated in groups. All trainings include small group discussion activities. If the training is taking place via Zoom, individuals will be divided into breakout rooms for those activities.

The below training topics are generally facilitated in single sessions. However, some topics can be combined into a single session. Multiple training topics can be requested as a recurring training series.

If you are interested in combining topics into a single session or scheduling a recurring training series, you can indicate that below.

*Please indicate which training you are interested in
*This training is for
*Training format
*Has this group received previous training from the Office of Equity or other offices about this topic?

Please provide three options for dates and times that would work for your group. This helps us schedule a facilitator and venue, if applicable.

If you’re requesting a training series, please provide date and time options for the first training session in the series. We will work with you to schedule the additional session dates and times.

Please note: Training availability is more limited from July 1 – October 31 during the annual compliance training cycle.

*Do any attendees need a training adjustment or accommodation due to a disability to participate?