The workshop series is open to the Duke community, in particular to staff interested in increasing skill and workplace culture in their departments. This spring, each workshop will be held in Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, B271. Directions, parking, and other logistical information may be found here. Registration is required for each session. Please see each workshop description below to register.

Spring 2024 Workshop Series

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Equitable Hiring Practices • DEI Building Blocks  • Discrimination & Harassment 


 

Equitable Hiring Practices: Strategies for increasing the diversity in your unit and beginning to create a positive climate in which to bring new staff

This workshop engages with search practices, including search committees on equitable practices throughout the search process. Participants will be better equipped to proactively implement beneficial strategies pertaining to:

  • Recruiting a diverse candidate pool
  • Assessing positive and negative biases
  • Understanding resources OIE can provide to support your search
  • Incorporating equitable evaluation measures
  • Exploring best practices that are congruous with departmental and institutional priorities

The topics and techniques covered in this workshop are beneficial for those tasked with making recruitment and retention decisions.

Designed for staff and faculty learners.

Facilitated by Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer; Sophia Brelvi, Director of Compliance and Employment Equity

Note on the online registration form: Microsoft may ask you to sign in to access the form. Please use your alphanumeric NetID@duke.edu email (not an alias like jane.doe@duke.edu) and log in using your Duke credentials. The form will recognize you as a Duke employee or student and it will give you the option to receive a receipt of your submission, which will go to your Duke email inbox.

Registrants will receive additional information about the location, including parking, prior to the session. Please contact oie-education@duke.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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DEI Building Blocks: Creating meaning, shared language and manageable action

This interactive workshop focuses on foundational concepts related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and skill building toward culture change. Participants will:

  • Engage terms and definitions related to building inclusive and equitable communities
  • Understand how DEI concepts relate to workplace culture and community building
  • Apply understanding of concepts to real-world examples
  • Develop individual and collective action strategies for implementing change

Designed for staff, student, and faculty learners.

Facilitated by Leigh-Anne Royster, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Note on the online registration form: Microsoft may ask you to sign in to access the form. Please use your alphanumeric NetID@duke.edu email (not an alias like jane.doe@duke.edu) and log in using your Duke credentials. The form will recognize you as a Duke employee or student and it will give you the option to receive a receipt of your submission, which will go to your Duke email inbox.

Registrants will receive additional information about the location, including parking, prior to the session. Please contact oie-education@duke.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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Discrimination and Harassment: What do I do when I am confronted with a problem in my unit that might be discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct?

The Office for Institutional Equity provides several resources related to compliance, including strategies to support alignment with the provisions of the Duke Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct (the Policy). One resource is training and educational workshops that focus on the Policy, its procedures and its reporting obligations. In this workshop, participants will receive content, as well as opportunities to engage in an interactive manner that reinforces the learning content. Participants will receive relevant information about the Policy’s scope, what are various types of prohibited conduct, how to recognize conduct that might implicate the Policy, prohibited retaliation, reporting obligations and how to encourage a work and/or learning environment that aligns with the Policy. The workshop will also include an overview of the various complaint handling procedures.

Participants will:

  • Engage in a variety of interactive exercises that involve real life scenarios
  • Engage in opportunities for real time responses to Policy-related situations and/or video content
  • They will receive material designed to equip them with the knowledge to utilize resources (such as OIE)
  • And they will learn techniques to initially respond to reported concerns or conduct in an appropriate manner

Designed for staff, student, and faculty learners.

Facilitated by Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer; Cynthia Clinton, Assistant Vice President for Harassment & Discrimination Prevention

Note on the online registration form: Microsoft may ask you to sign in to access the form. Please use your alphanumeric NetID@duke.edu email (not an alias like jane.doe@duke.edu) and log in using your Duke credentials. The form will recognize you as a Duke employee or student and it will give you the option to receive a receipt of your submission, which will go to your Duke email inbox.

Registrants will receive additional information about the location, including parking, prior to the session. Please contact oie-education@duke.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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