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Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Training Calendar

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is launching a DEI Classroom series for the Fall 2021 semester. The hope is to allow individuals in our campus and broader community to participate in trainings and educational opportunities without having to belong to a group that is requesting and/or receiving these trainings. We want our trainings and learning opportunities to be more accessible to smaller groups and interested individuals. If there are training topics you would like to see added to the DEI classroom series, please contact Assistant Director for Prevention and Education, Amy Kittle (amy.kittle@mail.wvu.edu).

Note:

·       Events may be canceled or rescheduled due to low registrations.

·       Other trainings may be requested here: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6iiMX7QcxCb7qCx


Spring 2022 Schedule Coming Soon



Past Trainings

September 2021

Bystander Intervention

Friday, September 3, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

The program is designed to help WVU community members evaluate situations for potential violence, assess their options, and choose a safe bystander action. Participants are taught to identify potential areas of risk for violence then intervene in a safe manner with the STOP.ACT.RESPECT model. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss the issues of sexual assault and harassment on campus while learning about WVU’s Board of Governor’s Governance Rule 1.6 which prohibits discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating & domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation.

Intended audience: This training is primarily designed for WVU students, but it is open to faculty and staff as well.

Location: Cathedral Room, Mountainlair

Trainer: Akeya Carter-Bozman


Higher Level: Part 1 – Examining and Understanding Implicit Bias

Thursday, September 9, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Higher Level: Part I: Examining and Understanding Implicit Bias will provide the Mountaineer community with an overview of implicit bias: what it is, its impacts on others and how it affects our behavior. Participants will examine the influence implicit bias has on us as individuals and in society.

Intended Audience: This training is designed for people who are beginning to learn and want to learn more about implicit bias including faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Aisury Vasquez


Children on Campus Training - Rule on Child Protection

Friday, September 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Are you looking to renew your Children on Campus training certificate or perhaps you would like to learn more about how West Virginia University serves youth on campus and across the state? Join us as we examine West Virginia University Rule on Child Protection and its application to activities, programs and events serving youth. You will learn about BOG Rule 1.7: Rule on Child Protection, strategies, and best practices for working with youth, and how to recognize, respond and report all allegations of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and neglect.

Intended Audience: This training is required every three (3) years for any adult who plans on participating directly in a WVU Youth Program hosting visiting children. Anyone interested in learning more about Children on Campus or hosting a program is more than welcome to attend.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Cortney Simmons


One Love Escalation

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

Escalation is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end. The authentic depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence helps you understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. The 40-minute screening is followed by a guided discussion.

Intended Audience: WVU Students

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Akeya Carter-Bozman


Title IX Process Overview - rescheduled

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 3:30 p.m.

The Title IX Process Overview provides a more detailed look into the Title IX resolution process from the initial report through informal resolution or all the way to a hearing.

Intended Audience: WVU faculty, staff, or students.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Amy Kittle

Empower Me: Overview for Adults

Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

This session covers best practices for parents and those who work with youth, teaching them about how to make personal body safety messages empowering and effective. You will learn the importance of having ongoing personal safety talks as a family. Recognizing the danger and ineffectiveness of focusing only on strangers and preparing each participant to talk to children about touches are some expected key takeaways.

Intended Audience: This training is designed for parents, guardians, grandparents, and professionals who work with children and families, including educators and administrators, childcare providers, youth-serving organizations, health and human service providers, faith-based organizations, and victim advocates.

Location: Zoom

Trainer:  Cortney Simmons


Higher Level: Part 1 – Examining and Understanding Implicit Bias

Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Higher Level: Part I: Examining and Understanding Implicit Bias will provide the Mountaineer community with an overview of implicit bias: what it is, its impacts on others and how it affects our behavior. Participants will examine the influence implicit bias has on us as individuals and in society.

Intended Audience: This training is designed for people who are beginning to learn and want to learn more about implicit bias including faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Aisury Vasquez


October 2021

Title IX

Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

West Virginia University’s Title IX training is designed to inform WVU community members about our obligations to prevent violence and the resources available in our community to those whose lives have been affected by it. We will define and discuss key concepts, such as discrimination, stalking, sexual violence, and domestic violence. We will also discuss mandatory reporting obligations for WVU employees and leave ample time for questions.

Intended Audience: WVU faculty, staff, and students

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Sam Wilmoth


One Love Escalation

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

Escalation is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end. The authentic depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence helps you understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. The 40-minute screening is followed by a guided discussion.

Intended Audience: WVU Students

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Akeya Carter-Bozman


Children on Campus Training - Rule on Child Protection

Friday, October 8, 2021 @ 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Are you looking to renew your Children on Campus training certificate or perhaps you would like to learn more about how West Virginia University serves youth on campus and across the state? Join us as we examine West Virginia University Rule on Child Protection and its application to activities, programs and events serving youth. You will learn about BOG Rule 1.7: Rule on Child Protection, strategies, and best practices for working with youth, and how to recognize, respond and report all allegations of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and neglect.

Intended Audience: This training is required every three (3) years for any adult who plans on participating directly in a WVU Youth Program hosting visiting children. Anyone interested in learning more about Children on Campus or hosting a program is more than welcome to attend.

Location: Zoom Registration Link

Trainer: Cortney Simmons


Bystander Intervention

Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

The program is designed to help WVU community members evaluate situations for potential violence, assess their options, and choose a safe bystander action. Participants are taught to identify potential areas of risk for violence then intervene in a safe manner with the STOP.ACT.RESPECT model. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss the issues of sexual assault and harassment on campus while learning about WVU’s Board of Governor’s Governance Rule 1.6 which prohibits discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating & domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation.

Intended audience: This training is primarily designed for WVU students, but it is open to faculty and staff as well.

Location:  Zoom

Trainer: Sam Wilmoth


One Love Escalation

Tuesday, October 19, 2021@ 3:00 p.m.

Escalation is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end. The authentic depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence helps you understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. The 40-minute screening is followed by a guided discussion.

Intended Audience: WVU Students

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Akeya Carter-Bozman


Higher Level: Part II – Understanding Bias in the Context of Power & Oppression

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Higher Level: Part II explores how societal norms unequally benefit or disadvantage members of different social/identity groups. This session acknowledges that all people hold and experience bias but interrogates why particular groups tend to be recipients of bias more often and consistently.

Intended Audience: This training builds on Higher Level: Part 1. It is recommended that participants take both sessions, although it is not required. This session welcomes faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Sam Wilmoth

Empower Me: Overview for Adults

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

This session covers best practices for parents and those who work with youth, teaching them about how to make personal body safety messages empowering and effective. You will learn the importance of having ongoing personal safety talks as a family. Recognizing the danger and ineffectiveness of focusing only on strangers and preparing each participant to talk to children about touches are some expected key takeaways.

Intended Audience: This training is designed for parents, guardians, grandparents, and professionals who work with children and families, including educators and administrators, childcare providers, youth-serving organizations, health and human service providers, faith-based organizations, and victim advocates.

Location: Zoom

Trainer:  Cortney Simmons


Consent & Ice Cream

Friday, October 29, 2021@ 3:00 p.m.

Through an interactive workshop, students will learn about sexual consent by building ice cream sundaes. During the event participants will be paired up and asked to select toppings for ice cream sundaes through communication and compromise. The exercise of discussing likes and dislikes using traditional ice cream toppings serves as a model for healthy communication about sexual encounters.

Intended Audience: WVU Students

Location: Cathedral Room, Mountainlair

Trainer: Akeya Carter-Bozman

November 2021

Title IX

Monday, November 1, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

West Virginia University’s Title IX training is designed to inform WVU community members about our obligations to prevent violence and the resources available in our community to those whose lives have been affected by it. We will define and discuss key concepts, such as discrimination, stalking, sexual violence, and domestic violence. We will also discuss mandatory reporting obligations for WVU employees and leave ample time for questions.

Intended Audience: WVU faculty, staff, and students

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Sam Wilmoth


One Love Escalation

Tuesday, November 2, 2021@ 3:00 p.m.

Escalation is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end. The authentic depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence helps you understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. The 40-minute screening is followed by a guided discussion.

Intended Audience: WVU Students

Trainer: Akeya Carter-Bozman


Higher Level: Part II – Understanding Bias in the Context of Power & Oppression

Thursday, November 4, 2021@ 1:00 p.m.

Higher Level: Part II explores how societal norms unequally benefit or disadvantage members of different social/identity groups. This session acknowledges that all people hold and experience bias but interrogates why particular groups tend to be recipients of bias more often and consistently.

Intended Audience: This training builds on Higher Level: Part 1. It is recommended that participants take both sessions, although it is not required. This session welcomes faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Trainer: Sam Wilmoth

Bystander Intervention

Monday, November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

The program is designed to help WVU community members evaluate situations for potential violence, assess their options, and choose a safe bystander action. Participants are taught to identify potential areas of risk for violence then intervene in a safe manner with the STOP.ACT.RESPECT model. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss the issues of sexual assault and harassment on campus while learning about WVU’s Board of Governor’s Governance Rule 1.6 which prohibits discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating & domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation.

Intended audience: This training is primarily designed for WVU students, but it is open to faculty and staff as well.

Trainer: Sam Wilmoth


Consent & Ice Cream

Tuesday, November 16, 2021@ 3:00 p.m.

Through an interactive workshop, students will learn about sexual consent by building ice cream sundaes. During the event participants will be paired up and asked to select toppings for ice cream sundaes through communication and compromise. The exercise of discussing likes and dislikes using traditional ice cream toppings serves as a model for healthy communication about sexual encounters.

Intended Audience: WVU Students

Trainer: Akeya Carter-Bozman


Title IX Process Overview

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 3:30 p.m.

The Title IX Process Overview provides a more detailed look into the Title IX resolution process from the initial report through informal resolution or all the way to a hearing.

Intended Audience: WVU faculty, staff, or students.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Amy Kittle


Empower Me: Overview for Adults

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

This session covers best practices for parents and those who work with youth, teaching them about how to make personal body safety messages empowering and effective. You will learn the importance of having ongoing personal safety talks as a family. Recognizing the danger and ineffectiveness of focusing only on strangers and preparing each participant to talk to children about touches are some expected key takeaways.

Intended Audience: This training is designed for parents, guardians, grandparents, and professionals who work with children and families, including educators and administrators, childcare providers, youth-serving organizations, health and human service providers, faith-based organizations, and victim advocates.

Location: Zoom

Trainer:  Cortney Simmons

West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined by state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.

– Board of Governors Rule 1.6

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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P.O. Box 6202, Morgantown WV 26506-6202

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