Training and Outreach

We provide training on a variety of equal opportunity issues that can be brought exclusively to your unit. Take advantage of the ability to participate in meaningful discussion with professional facilitation by scheduling a presentation on one of the topics listed.

 

In-Person Trainings

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at the University of Kentucky
Understanding Disability and the Law
Renovating for Access and Planning for Accessibility
Discrimination and Harassment: What You Need to Know
The Supervisor's Role in Preventing Harassment
Sexual Misconduct: Your Rights and Responsibilities

 

Web-Based Trainings (WBT)

Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct: What you need to know.


Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at the University of Kentucky

You can expect to learn

  • What is required of federal contractors with regard to Affirmative Action.
  • How the Council on Postsecondary Education Diversity Plan impacts our institution.
  • About the federal and state statutes that govern equal opportunity and the agencies that administer enforcement.
  • The specific ongoing efforts taken by the university to fulfill its equal opportunity commitments.

You will benefit by

  • Coming to appreciate the value of the steps taken to assure equal opportunity and diversity in a major research and educational institution.
 
Understanding Disability and the Law

You can expect to learn

  • How "disability" is defined by the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA.
  • Who meets the definition of a "qualified individual with a disability."
  • When it is appropriate to provide reasonable accommodation.

You will benefit by

  • Focusing on the responsibilities of everyone, under the laws that protect the rights of people with qualified disabilities.
 
Renovating for Access and Planning for Accessibility

You can expect to learn

  • How and why it is important to make surroundings accessible.
  • To identify examples of preventable errors in construction and the appropriate standards used to assure universal design.
  • How the ADA Standards for Accessible Design affect campus construction.

You will benefit by

  • Gaining insight into the advantages of actively seeking to design and attain a more accommodating campus environment, one step at a time.
 
Discrimination and Harassment: What You Need to Know

You can expect to learn

  • The legal definition of what characterizes different types of harassment.
  • How to identify the best methods to prevent harassment in the workplace.
  • Reporting obligations by the University community.
  • Investigative process for complaints made.

You will benefit by

  • Being able to appreciate that the University of Kentucky is committed to building a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected, and discrimination or harassment in any form is prohibited.
 
The Supervisor's Role in Preventing Harassment

You can expect to learn

  • What the law says in terms of employer liability with regard to discrimination and harassment.
  • How to take steps to prevent a hostile environment, which is key in helping eliminate the possibility of racial or sexual harassment.
  • When and how to address complaints from employees regarding offensive behavior.

You will benefit by

  • Gaining information about your obligation as a supervisor to help ensure a respectful academic and work environment
 
Sexual Misconduct: Your Rights and Responsibilites

You can expect to learn

  • How the University defines sexual misconduct
  • Where a complaint can be made
  • Reporting obligations 
  • The University's investigation process

You will benefit by

  • Developing an understanding of the University's role in preventing, responding, and resolving sexual misconduct.

Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct: What You Need to Know (WBT)

You can expect to learn

  • What is discrimination and harassment
  • Actions that are considered sexual assault
  • Where to report suspected policy violations
  • What your responsibility is according to University policy.
  • Investigative process
  • Possible resolutions

You wil benefit by

  • Developing an understanding of the University's role and your role in preventing, responding, and resolving sexual misconduct.

To access the web-based training login to myUK.  Once logged in, click on the Employee Self Service tab and myUK Learning.  Under Links on the home page click myUK Learning and then Continue.  Under Find Learning type in Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct: What you need to know and click on it.  Then click Go.  Click on start course.