Training Schedule: Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Relations

Training Schedule

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1/10/23 - 1/11/23 – Fostering a Culture of Belonging: Building Successful Teams

This training will underscore how diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace require belonging to be optimal. The training will address how belonging is linked to employee engagement, employee relations, job performance, health and wellness, turnover, and more and will include tips on how to assess and foster “belongingness” among colleagues and in work teams.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Instructor:  Regina Streaty

Timeframe:  2 days, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

1/18/23 - The Macro Impact of Microaggressions

Using real-life scenarios, this training describes and defines microaggressions and explores how a general lack of awareness and deep-rooted biases can manifest as microaggressions. Participants will learn how seemingly harmless everyday questions, comments, and actions can send negative, derogatory, offensive messages; the impact of microaggressions on victims; forms and types of microaggressions; how to respond to or recover from (committing) a microaggression; and how to reduce the occurrence of microaggressions in the workplace.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Instructor:  Regina Streaty

Timeframe:  1 day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

1/18/23 - ER EEO Network Meeting

Live Version WebEx

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

1/19/23 - From Routine to Strategic: EEO Planning and Monitoring

This course is designed to assist EEO Officers and HR Professionals to develop an understanding of the strategic EEO Planning process, exploring current diversity and inclusion Best Practices, and gaining knowledge related to EEO monitoring and metrics.

Timeframe:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

2/2/23 - From Routine to Strategic: EEO Planning and Monitoring

This course is designed to assist EEO Officers and HR Professionals to develop an understanding of the strategic EEO Planning process, exploring current diversity and inclusion Best Practices, and gaining knowledge related to EEO monitoring and metrics.

Timeframe:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

2/1/23 - 2/2/23 – The Disciplinary Process: A Leader’s Guide

This class is designed to provide the participant with a thorough understanding of the progressive disciplinary action policy and process for those staff subject to the State Human Resources Act.  This session includes an overview of employee relations for State Agencies and Universities; who is covered and why; terms and definitions; disciplinary actions, procedures, and requirements; documentation and appeals; as well as proactive and preventative best practices.

Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, HR Professionals

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Timeframe:  2 days, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

2/9/23- From Routine to Strategic: EEO Planning and Monitoring

This course is designed to assist EEO Officers and HR Professionals to develop an understanding of the strategic EEO Planning process, exploring current diversity and inclusion Best Practices, and gaining knowledge related to EEO monitoring and metrics.

Timeframe:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

2/15/23 - 2/16/23– Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. This training explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job discrimination by focusing on the core concepts of the ADA such as defining disability, identifying essential functions, and exploring the reasonable accommodation process. ADA training is essential for human resources staff, managers and supervisors, or any other employees that need additional information about the ADA in the workplace.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject.

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject.

3. Counties subject to the State Human Resources Act

Instructor:  Windy Wills

Timeframe:  2 days, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

2/22/23 - Cultivating a Workplace of Respect

Live Version WebEx

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

2/23/23- From Routine to Strategic: EEO Planning and Monitoring

This course is designed to assist EEO Officers and HR Professionals to develop an understanding of the strategic EEO Planning process, exploring current diversity and inclusion Best Practices, and gaining knowledge related to EEO monitoring and metrics.

Timeframe:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

2/27/23 - 3/10/23 – Employment Mediation Training- Hosted by CDSS

The mediation program serves as Step 1 of our statewide employee grievance procedure. Mediators play an invaluable role in assisting to resolve employee complaints at the lowest possible level and ensuring that grievances are managed fairly and thoroughly. The mediation model for resolving disputes uses a neutral third party to facilitate negotiation between the parties and assists them in working together to generate solutions for settling their conflict. Unlike a judge or arbitrator, mediators do not render judgments – any resolution reached comes from the parties themselves.

To begin volunteering for the program, it is required to complete our 40-hour mediation training program. The next mediation training will be held on October 3-14, 2022.  This training will be held virtually via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. This training will be delivered in partnership with Carolina Dispute Settlement Services (CDSS), a non-profit, private organization dedicated to the process of cooperative resolution of conflicts with the intervention of alternative dispute resolution methods. 

The class is limited to a maximum of 18 participants. 

Location: Via Zoom

Timeframe: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Each day

Registration: To reserve your place in the class, please use this link to create a registration form. You will receive a response within 24 hours advising whether your registration has been accepted. Once your confirmation is received by the Office of State Human Resources, a payment of $600.00 will be invoiced to you through Carolina Dispute Settlement Services before the training dates. 

3/14/23 - 3/15/23 – Fostering a Culture of Belonging: Building Successful Teams

This training will underscore how diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace require belonging to be optimal. The training will address how belonging is linked to employee engagement, employee relations, job performance, health and wellness, turnover, and more and will include tips on how to assess and foster “belongingness” among colleagues and in work teams.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Instructor:  Regina Streaty

Timeframe:  2 days, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

3/22/23 - Cultivating a Workplace of Respect

Live Version WebEx

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

3/23/23 - Employee Relations: Conducting Workplace Investigations

Live Version WebEx

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 P.m.

 

3/23/23 - From Routine to Strategic: EEO Planning and Monitoring

This course is designed to assist EEO Officers and HR Professionals to develop an understanding of the strategic EEO Planning process, exploring current diversity and inclusion Best Practices, and gaining knowledge related to EEO monitoring and metrics.

Timeframe:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

4/5/23 - 4/6/23 – The Disciplinary Process: A Leader’s Guide

This class is designed to provide the participant with a thorough understanding of the progressive disciplinary action policy and process for those staff subject to the State Human Resources Act.  This session includes an overview of employee relations for State Agencies and Universities; who is covered and why; terms and definitions; disciplinary actions, procedures, and requirements; documentation and appeals; as well as proactive and preventative best practices.

Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, HR Professionals

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Timeframe:  2 days, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

4/12/23 - The Macro Impact of Microaggressions 

Using real-life scenarios, this training describes and defines microaggressions and explores how a general lack of awareness and deep-rooted biases can manifest as microaggressions. Participants will learn how seemingly harmless everyday questions, comments, and actions can send negative, derogatory, offensive messages; the impact of microaggressions on victims; forms and types of microaggressions; how to respond to or recover from (committing) a microaggression; and how to reduce the occurrence of microaggressions in the workplace.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Instructor:  Regina Streaty

Timeframe:  1 day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

4/12/23 - 4/13/23 – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. This training explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job discrimination by focusing on the core concepts of the ADA such as defining disability, identifying essential functions, and exploring the reasonable accommodation process. ADA training is essential for human resources staff, managers and supervisors, or any other employees that need additional information about the ADA in the workplace.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject.

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject.

3. Counties subject to the State Human Resources Act

Instructor:  Windy Wills

Timeframe:  2 days, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

4/18/23 - Employee Relations: The Grievance Process

This class is designed to provide the participant with a thorough understanding of the Employee Grievance policy and the formal grievance process for those staff subject to the State Human Resources Act. This session includes an overview of the grievance process for State Agencies and Universities; who is covered and why; terms and definitions; grievable issues and who may grieve; timelines and steps of the process; and grievant, respondent, agency, and Office of State Human Resources responsibilities.

Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, HR Professionals, Employees

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Timeframe:  1 day; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Registration available through LMS

 

4/19/23 –  Cultivating a Workplace of Respect

Live Version WebEx

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

5/10/23 – Cultivating a Workplace of Respect

Live Version WebEx

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

5/17/23 – Employee Relations: Conducting Workplace Investigations

This class is designed to train participants on how to conduct an effective workplace investigation. The curriculum focuses on the investigation process and types of workplace investigations, including procedures and practices that are applicable to any type of charge, and provides practical insights into the 5W1H method of workplace investigations, documentation, maintaining confidentiality, and interview techniques.

Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, HR Professionals, Agency/University Investigator Personnel

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Timeframe:  1 day; 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

5/18/23 – From Routine to Strategic:  EEO Planning and Monitoring

This course is designed to assist EEO Officers and HR Professionals to develop an understanding of the strategic EEO Planning process, exploring current diversity and inclusion Best Practices, and gaining knowledge related to EEO monitoring and metrics.

Timeframe:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx  

Registration available through LMS

 

5/23/23 - 5/24/23 – Fostering a Culture of Belonging: Building Successful Teams

This training will underscore how diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace require belonging to be optimal. The training will address how belonging is linked to employee engagement, employee relations, job performance, health and wellness, turnover, and more and will include tips on how to assess and foster “belongingness” among colleagues and in work teams.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Instructor:  Regina Streaty

Timeframe:  2 days, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

6/14/22 – The MACRO Impact of Microaggressions

Using real-life scenarios, this training describes and defines microaggressions and explores how a general lack of awareness and deep-rooted biases can manifest as microaggressions. Participants will learn how seemingly harmless everyday questions, comments, and actions can send negative, derogatory, offensive messages; the impact of microaggressions on victims; forms and types of microaggressions; how to respond to or recover from (committing) a microaggression; and how to reduce the occurrence of microaggressions in the workplace.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject

Instructor:  Regina Streaty

Timeframe:  1 day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

6/14/23 - 6/15/23 – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. This training explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job discrimination by focusing on the core concepts of the ADA such as defining disability, identifying essential functions, and exploring the reasonable accommodation process. ADA training is essential for human resources staff, managers and supervisors, or any other employees that need additional information about the ADA in the workplace.

Target Audience:

Space is limited; therefore, priority will be given to:

1. Employees whose duties are directly related to the training subject.

2. New employees and those who have not received training in this subject.

3. Counties subject to the State Human Resources Act

Instructor:  Windy Wills

Timeframe:  2 days, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day

Location: Via WebEx

Registration available through LMS

 

6/21/23 – Cultivating a Workplace of Respect

Live Version WebEx

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.