Inclusive Excellence Workshops

Anti-Harassment/Non-Discrimination Seminar Level 1

Presenters: Brandon Craig, Assistant Director, Office of Equal Opportunity & Access and, Tracey Johnson, Investigator, Office of Equal Opportunity & Access  

This 90 minutes seminar, facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, provides foundational information on University of Cincinnati policy, expectations, and procedures for ensuring equity and inclusion across the campus community.  Presenters will discuss best practices for culturally aware campus engagement, individual and institutional responsibilities in the prevention and remediation of prohibited conduct, and campus resources administering institutional nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policy.  Designed to facilitate dialogue and participant engagement, this session discusses efforts by the University to prevent and remediate prohibited conduct, providing strategies for building and maintaining inclusive living, learning, and working environments at UC.

Seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • January 20, 2021, 1:00-2:30, via WebEx
  • February 23, 2021, 10:30-12:00, via WebEx
  • April 8, 2021, 1:00-2:30, via WebEx

Inclusion Advocacy In Support Of Equitable Hiring Processes

Presenters: Karla Phillips, Assistant Director, Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, and Randy Lytes, Analyst, Office of Equal Opportunity & Access

This 90 minutes seminar, facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, is designed to empower and engage the UC community in efforts ensuring equal employment opportunity and good faith, affirmative action practices diversifying the University workforce.  Providing attendees with foundational policy information and compliance requirements, this session prepares search committee members, hiring units, and leadership to recruit strategically, equitably assess validated qualifications, structure fair hiring processes and champion workforce diversity across the organization.  This program is designed to supplement, not replace, OEOA search committee consultations, particularly for individuals desiring to better advocate for inclusive employment practices at UC.

Seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • January 12, 2021, 12:30-2:00, via WebEx
  • February 2, 2021, 9:30-11:00, via WebEx
  • March 15, 2021, 9:30-11:00, via WebEx
  • April 15, 2021, 2:00-3:30, via WebEx

Renewing our Commitment to Greater Cultural Competence at UC

March 17, 2021, 9:30-11:00, via WebEx

Presenter: Brandon Craig & Tracey Johnson

A commitment to inclusion is an important and necessary step towards furthering cultural competence at the University of Cincinnati. Presenters will discuss best practices for culturally aware campus engagement, individual and institutional responsibilities in the prevention and remediation of prohibited conduct, and campus resources administering institutional nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policy. Participants will explore a discussion of inclusion practices under University Policy and innovative ways to address the University’s commitment to building cultural competence on campus.

Unconscious Bias

May 5, 2021, 9:00-10:30, via WebEx

Presenter: Tracey Johnson

This 90 minute (approx.) virtual seminar facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access defines unconscious bias, explores the different types of biases, and examines why it is important to talk about bias in our University community.  This interactive seminar is designed to utilize participant engagement in order to have participants discover biases they may hold and offer strategies to manage those biases.  The seminar concludes with a commitment to live inclusively to help to provide a more positive environment for the University community.This 90 minute (approx.) virtual seminar facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access defines unconscious bias, explores the different types of biases, and examines why it is important to talk about bias in our University community.  This interactive seminar is designed to utilize participant engagement in order to have participants discover biases they may hold and offer strategies to manage those biases.  The seminar concludes with a commitment to live inclusively to help to provide a more positive environment for the University community.

To register as a student, please send an email identifying the course and date that you plan to attend to: oeohelp@uc.edu

To register as Faculty/Staff, visit the Faculty Development / OneStop site

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to participate in this program, please notify Huda Kebede at 556-5503 or by email to Huda.Kebede@uc.edu in advance of the workshop.