OIEC provides evidence-based educational programs for students, staff, and faculty that build skills for effectively reducing and addressing discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Our goal is to improve the campus and workplace culture and foster an inclusive and productive environment for all.

Training can be customized to meet specific department, program, committee, or group needs. Read more about our prevention program's focus here.

To request an instructor-led workshop (facilitated in person or virtually), please contact oiectraining@colorado.edu or call OIEC's main number at 303-492-2127.

This workshop takes a closer look at behaviors that are considered discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct and uses case studies to practice skills for recognizing, responding to, and reporting concerns. The reporting process and support resources are discussed.

This session uses real-world examples to explore factors that promote or impede bystanders from helping. Participants brainstorm strategies for intervening effectively when they witness situations where help may be needed.

We offer sessions to:

  • Undergraduate students – All incoming students in their first semester are required to attend a session. Booster sessions are offered for classes, student groups, and student organizations.
  • Graduate students – Offered at GTP fall/spring intensive, throughout the academic year through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and upon request. Focuses on skills for inside the classroom, among peers, and interactions with faculty.
  • Faculty and staff – Offered throughout the academic year through CTL and upon request by departments. Focuses on skills for addressing concerns in the workplace, among colleagues, and in the classroom.

This session focuses on how to integrate effective classroom practices and norms that foster a respectful and inclusive environment and minimize challenging student behavior. Participants will discuss scenarios and practice responding effectively to problems in the classroom.

Attitudes and stereotypes are developed about people and groups of people that affect our understanding and actions without our awareness or intentional control. This workshop examines unconscious bias and identifies key areas where it affects our work, interactions, and decision-making processes. Participants explore personal and group practices that can help reduce bias and increase inclusion, engagement, and productivity.

This skills-based session focuses on addressing problematic behaviors and comments in the classroom, at work, or among peers and colleagues. It includes coaching on what approaches and responses are most effective to address conflicts and concerns, and ways to set the stage for more positive and productive interactions.

This session is a group process for defining norms for interactions and making agreements that uphold the values and goals of the department. Establishing ethical communication practices for resolving conflicts is a key component. Two hours is the minimum length and unit leaders and supervisors must participate.

In this discussion-based session, participants explore what ideas and messages influence our sexual decisions and communication. We discuss consent, pleasure, and sexual assault. Information and resources specific to the CU community are provided.