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Diversity Trainings Offered

Posted Oct. 18, 2010

A series of five classes and a faculty search workshop are being offered to the university community this fall.

Instructor-led workshops starting in September 2010 include:

  • Americans with Disabilities: Your Rights as an Employee
  • Diversity: Basic 101
  • Understanding Yourself and Others: Learn your Diverse Work Style
  • Diversity in the Workplace: Generational Differences
  • Sexual Harassment

Questions related to the five workshops should be directed to Belinda Duncan, manager, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Training, at 330-672-8130 or bduncan8@kent.edu or sign up online at www.kent.edu/hr/register.

How to Conduct a Diverse Faculty Search Workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to give deans, chairs and hiring officials exactly what the title of the workshop promises: Effective and Efficient Techniques on How to Diversify the Faculty and Conduct Your Search.

Workshop goals are:

  • Provide effective and efficient techniques on how to diversify the faculty
  • Provide tools that can be used to attract a diverse candidate pool
  • Debunk commonly held myths
  • Examine hiring biases
  • Learn how to create a welcoming environment

Registration is required and can be completed online at www.kent.edu/hr/register. Questions related to this workshop should be directed to Judith Brooks, manager, Faculty Recruitment and Retention at 330-672-8312 or jbrooks10@kent.edu.

For these trainings, there are no deadlines and participants will be prompted on registration and session availability.