The Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity

Workshops offered through Workplace Learning and Development facilitated by the EO&D Office:

Diversity Matters at UMass Amherst
Presented By EO&D Staff

Session 1: Harassment & Discrimination Prevention

This course covers University policies and procedures governing harassment and discrimination. Topics include defining and clarifying harassment, discrimination and retaliation, preventing and responding to harassment complaints, and addressing issues as an employee or supervisor. This workshop is helpful for new supervisors and any employees who have not yet attended.

Session 2: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Explore the benefits of a diverse workforce and learn to promote inclusion and equity in the workplace. Explore your own diversity and discuss what diversity looks like in your area. Develop skills for effective cross-cultural communication. Learn to interact in a mutually beneficial way on a diverse campus.

Session For Managers and Supervisors: Responding to Sexual Harassment Complaints

This course will cover taking the appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment and how to respond effectively to sexual harassment complaints.

New Employee Training on Harassment and Discrimination

This training consists of a thorough overview of the policies and procedures dealing with Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.  We will also review what is sexual harassment, discrimination, what is a disability, what are the laws that are relevant to it, how to address it, and what are the responsibilities of employees and their supervisors as it pertains to addressing harassment and discrimination. This training will be conducted by EO&D Staff.

 Please contact the Equal Opportunity Office, at 545-3464, for the upcoming schedule.

Sexual Harassment Training

This training is open to ALL UMass Employees and can be customized to meet the needs of your area. The training focuses on important aspects of sexual harassment such as: what constitutes sexual harassment, the laws that protect against sexual harassment, an overview of the Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures, who is affected by sexual harassment, what steps to take as an individual and as a supervisor to address sexual harassment.

Please contact the Equal Opportunity Office, at 545-3464, regarding the upcoming schedule.

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