The UW-L campus community has expressed a need to have staff training on a variety of topics and concerns that affect our working environment. A joint group consisting of personnel from Affirmative Action, Human Resources, Campus Climate & Diversity, and Disability Resource Services conducted a survey to determine what training would be most helpful and how it could be most effectively delivered.
For the complete results of the survey, see Training Needs Survey Report (DOC).
Staff Training will be developed using this survey report as our guide. Notices of staff training opportunities will be sent to the campus community via email and posted on this website.
If you would like to suggest training on a topic not covered in the survey, you may send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Inclusive Fridays - A Brown Bag series held once a month on a Friday, 12 noon-1:00 pm, in 102 Wing Communications. See schedule below.
- Guest Speakers/Presenters/Topics
- Tutorials and Web-Based Training
Diversity Dialogues - February
Inclusive Fridays is a Brown Bag series held once a month, usually on the third Friday. Specific topics that affect our work and learning environment will be presented and discussed. All sessions for 2010-11 will be held in 102 Wing Communications from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. and are OPEN for anyone to attend. Sessions will be videotaped and available for viewing following the presentation. To access, see the link following each description below.
- September 30, 2011 - Disabilities and the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act). Come learn about the ADA and accommodations here at UW-La Crosse. This will be an overview of accommodations provided on campus for students with disabilities. Feel free to bring any questions you may have. To view, go to 2011-2012 Disabilities and the ADA.
- October 21, 2011 - Supervising Student Workers Inclusively invites participants to learn how millennial students and supervisors from a different generation view the workplace. Presenters Matt Evensen, Jamin Whitman, and Barbara Stewart will focus on positive ways to help students maximize their potential and give supervisors ideas about how to bring out the best in student workers while making sure the job gets done. This is an interactive presentation designed to incorporate discussion and feedback from the audience. To view, go to 2011-2012 Supervising Student Workers Inclusively
- November 18, 2011 - Bullying Vs. Harassment. A discussion to include definitions of bullying and harassment, UW-L policies, and suggestions for addressing such behavior. Barbara Stewart, Associate Dean for Campus Climate & Diversity, and Carmen Wilson, Affirmative Action Officer, will present and lead the discussion. To view, go to 2011-2012 Bullying vs Harassment.
- February 17, 2012 - Limits of Confidentiality - FERPA. Have you wondered what information you can get about a student's past behavior here at UW-L? Or what information you can share with other employees? With parents? Or, have you ever had a student say, "I am going to tell you something but you have to promise me you won't share it with anyone else." Did you know that if a student or employee shares an incident that might be considered discrimination, we have a legal obligation to investigate the incident? A panel discusses what we can and cannot share about student and employee behaviors, records, etc. To view, go to 2011-2012 Limits of Confidentiality.
- March 23, 2012 - Micro-Aggressions and the Subtle Impact on Campus Culture.
- April 20, 2012 - Working with Difficult People.
2010-11 Academic Year
- October 15, 2010 - Disabilities and the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act). Come learn about the ADA and accommodations here at UW-La Crosse. This will be an overview of accommodations provided on campus for students with disabilities. Feel free to bring any questions you may have. Presented by Jennifer Bell, Chris Coppess and John Palmer. To view, go to:
- November 19, 2010 - Being an Ally to LGBTIQQA Students, Faculty and Staff. An ally is a friend, an advocate or a support. Learn what it means to be an ally to the LGBTIQQA community. Intended for people interested in being an ally, and if you have not been to an ally training in years, it's time to come back for a refresher course! Attendees will receive the new UW-L Ally Safe Space sticker to post. To view, go to: Safe Space/Ally Training
- March 4, 2011 - Working With Difficult People. Participants will define "difficult," explore common characteristics of difficult people, identify strategies for navigating difficult workplace relationships, and become informed about campus resources to utilize when difficulty crosses the line. Presented by Barbara Stewart and Amanda Goodenough, Office of Campus Climate. To view, go to: Working With Difficult People
- March 25, 2011 - Violence Prevention: Stalking and Other Troubling Behavior. UW-L's Violence Prevention Office has received 65 stalking referrals in the past four years. This session will examine the extent of the problem on our campus, as well as how to respond to a student or colleague who discloses that they are being stalked. We will discuss a variety of options for responding and available campus and community resources. To view, go to: Stalking & Other Troubling Behavior.
- April 29, 2011 - Micro-Aggressions and the Subtle Impact on Campus Culture.
- April 29, 2011 - Limits of Confidentiality. A panel of campus community members representing HR, Campus Climate, Student Affairs, the Health Center, Counseling & Testing, Registrar's Office and Affirmative Action discuss what we can and cannot share about student and employee behaviors, records, etc. This presentation is one and a half hours. To view, go to: Limits of Confidentiality
2009-2010 Academic Year
- September 18, 2009 - Disability Resource Services, "Accommodating Students With Disabilities: You are the Key to Accessibility." This presentation focuses on students with disabilities in the classroom and includes step by step procedures to assure that students with disabilities receive equal access in the classroom; legal obligations and responsibilities of the teaching staff; and a discussion of specific accommodations that might be needed by the students with disabilities. To view, go to: Accommodating Students With Disabilities.
- February 19,
Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Relationship
Violence: How to Help
53% of the referrals to UW-L's Violence Prevention Office come from a faculty or staff member. This session will provide a basic overview of these topics, as well as how to respond to a student or colleague who discloses that they are struggling with one of these issues. We will discuss a variety of options for responding, as well as the available campus and community resources. To view, go to: Interpersonal Violence on Campus: Sexual Assault, Stalking & Relationship Violence
- May 14, 2010 - Recruiting
Diverse Faculty & Staff. This session will
focus on Best Practices for recruiting a large
and diverse candidate pool and hiring the best
person for the job. Additionally, this
session will provide information and strategies
on how to keep our valued employees once they've
arrived. To view, go to: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty & Staff.
- Carmen Wilson, Affirmative Action Officer, is available to speak to units, departments, and Search & Screen Committees on Recruitment & Retention of a Diverse Staff. All Search & Screen committees must meet with the AAO for a Charging Meeting prior to obtaining access and/or creating a posting in PeopleAdmin. Contact Carmen Wilson at 785-8043 or email email@example.com.
- Ingrid Peterson, Violence Prevention Specialist, can present information to groups or classes on any of the following: violence prevention, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, reporting procedure and staff responsibilities. Contact Ingrid Peterson at (608)785-5126 or (608) 386-1895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Barbara Stewart, Associate Dean for Campus Climate & Diversity, along with her staff, Matt Evensen and Amanda Goodenough, can present information on a variety of topics affecting our work environment such as: Diversity 101; Dealing with Difficult People
- Awareness Through Performance (ATP) is a production created by UW-L students that brings together both upbeat and serious scenes which encourage audience members to acknowledge the dignity and worth of all people. Through creative and artistic messages, the audience is provided with the tools necessary to further engage in dialogue and take action to educate others about the topics discussed. For more information, see http://www.uwlax.edu/campusclimate/atp/index.htm. Contact Amanda Goodenough, Campus Climate & Diversity, (608) 785-5094 or email email@example.com
- Human Resources. Please check the Human Resources website - Resources for Supervisors and Department Chairs for tools to assist with supervision issues, training opportunities and general information. Contact Joy Gutknecht (785-8640) or Deb Hanson (785-6498).
Training for Supervisors on the Americans for Disabilities Act: ADA Basics http://www.adabasics.org/index.php
"ADA Basics" is an introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that explores the legal requirements and spirit of the ADA. The course is designed to provide you with the basic principles and core concepts of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
Training for Faculty/Staff: "In their Shoes" Penn State: www.aa.psu.edu/intheirshoes
College ID: ACCESSUWL, User ID-They will assign you one.
"In Their Shoes" is an interactive video presentation which lasts about 20 minutes. It is one important step on the path to removing the hidden barriers that impact us all. As educators, it is important for us to embrace the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act by creating an inclusive learning environment that is empowering and supportive of the needs of our students and employees with disabilities. It is a must for educators.
Training For Faculty: "Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Higher Education." This Power Point presentation gives the basics for faculty in providing accommodations for students with disabilities. http://www.uwlax.edu/drs/aarc.htm
Training for Student Services/Non-Teaching Staff: This Power Point presentation gives non-teaching staff information on persons with disabilities and how to make their programs and services accessible to this population http://www.uwlax.edu/drs/aarc.htm.
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments: http://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/abouttoolkit.htm
During the past five years, the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice has worked with communities across the United States to improve access to state and local government for over 3 million people with disabilities. The Civil Rights Division is assembling this Took Kit to help communities better understand the issues involved in providing equal access for people with disabilities
- Sexual Assault Education:
Sexual Assault Tutorial
In order to educate the campus community regarding sexual assault and its impact at UW-La Crosse, a tutorial has been created. When you have completed the tutorial, you will have the opportunity to e-mail for a certificate of completion which designates that you have an understanding of the issue and are available as a support person for victims of sexual assault. There is also a list of resources for you to reference if a sexual assault victim confides in you, and you will be able to access a printable version of the entire tutorial. With this knowledge, you may be the person who helps the victim begin the move to survivor status.
All supervisors are required to have some sexual harassment training. In October, Judith Trampf, Director of
Workforce Diversity for the University of Wisconsin-System, provided training for department chairs and supervisors of classified staff. The training was video-taped and is available for review by anyone at the link below. If you are required to receive training and were unable to attend or are a new supervisor, you may fulfill that requirement by viewing the training video and also completing the quiz linked below. Upon completion of the quiz, the affirmative action officer will receive notification that you have viewed the training materials and that information will be documented.