Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Education

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Identifying and Responding to Sexual Harassment for Supervisors and Managers

Sexual harassment is prohibited at Duke.

  • Do you know how to respond to complaints or concerns of employee sexual harassment?
  • Do you know your obligations under Duke’s policies?

The Office for Institutional Equity offers a tailored, one hour educational sessions about the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct and your responsibilities as a Duke administrator, supervisor, manager, director or chair.

In addition to important content, these sessions will utilize case scenarios to facilitate learning focused on the core components of the harassment policy, how to identify sexual harassment, best practices for responding to harassment concerns, reporting requirements, and resources to support you and your department in harassment prevention and compliance.

Retaliation for Supervisors and Managers

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. Under Duke’s policies, employees are encouraged and have the right to seek support, use available resources, and report concerns. As such, our policies prohibit retaliation against employees for doing so. The Office for Institutional Equity offers a 1-hour session using examples and scenarios to help supervisors and managers identify retaliation and understand their responsibilities to avoid and respond to it.



Request an Educational Session

Request an educational session with our online Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Education Request form.



Contact Us

Want to learn more about this or other educational sessions offered by OIE?

Email Cynthia Clinton, Assistant Vice President for Harassment & Discrimination Prevention and Compliance

The Blurred Line Between Misconduct and Challenging Behavior

Daily workplace interactions and practices can lead to situations involving tension, a sense of inequities, or non-compliance with our policies and behavioral expectations. While these situations naturally occur, they can sometimes present challenges. Moreover, it is not unusual for a set of circumstances to involve several dimensions of conduct warranting a myriad of appropriate responses.

To build and enhance skill-sets for identifying and responding to such situations, the Office for Institutional Equity has developed a 1.5 hour educational session for Duke administrators, chairs and deans. Important content is delivered through the use of a case study scenario. Facilitated group discussions with OIE content experts will be the focal point. The case study scenario will include core facts that help participants identify potential issues of challenging behavior and possible violations in policy. The session will help participants identify the components of the various issues and best practices for responding. Available Duke resources that can help in addressing these matters will also be included in the educational session.

Contact Cynthia Clinton for more information.



Request an Educational Session

Request an educational session with our online Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Education Request form.