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 abuse, and stalking. Our goal is to improve the campus and workplace culture and foster a welcoming community for all.

Training can be customized to meet specific department, program, committee, or group needs.

To request an instructor-led workshop (currently facilitated virtually in Zoom), 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 can be offered as a multi-session education and skill-building program. The training 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 and upon request. Focuses on skills for inside the classroom, among peers, and interactions with faculty
  • Faculty and staff – departmental sessions for addressing concerns in the workplace, among colleagues, and in the classroom.

This session focuses on how to integrate effective classroom norms to 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 is a skills-based training for addressing concerning behaviors and comments and addressing conflict in the classroom, at work, or among peers and colleagues. It includes coaching and practice on what approaches and responses are most effective, 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. Two hours is the minimum length and full departmental participation is required.

In this interactive, discussion-based session, participants discuss affirmative consent and how to communicate effectively with a sexual partner. Participants also explore what sexual assault is and the risk factors for perpetration. Campus statistics and prevention strategies are explored along with campus and community resources and reporting options.