AAEC offers professional development workshops to faculty and staff

Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance (AAEC), will be conducting several sessions on sexual harassment in an effort to reeducate the campus community about sexual harassment. Each session has been designed to be interactive and will explore the topic of sexual harassment – how it is defined, how to prevent it, why it is illegal, and your rights and responsibilities as an NIU employee and/or supervisor.

Associate Vice President of Affirmative Action, Employee and Labor Relations and NIU’s Title IX Coordinator Karen Baker states, “while not mandatory, the goal of this additional educational opportunity is to provide the campus with information and guidance relative to the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.”

The first three sessions offered are designed for faculty and staff, with the final session dedicated exclusively to the role and responsibility of supervisors to address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, and tools on how to best support employees who have been subjected to sexual harassment.

The sessions for faculty and staff will be held on Friday, March 9, from 9:30-11 a.m., in Altgeld Hall, room 315; Wednesday, March 14, from 9-10:30 a.m., at the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room; and Thursday, March 22, from 1-2:30 p.m., in Altgeld Hall, room 315.

The supervisors-only session will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from 1-2:30 p.m., in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

RSVPs are requested two days prior to the event date at aaec_training@niu.edu. Please indicate if you require accommodations to attend any event.

While a specific session has been dedicated to those in supervisory roles (those responsible for managing one or more employees), supervisors are welcome to attend any session. Contact AAEC at 815-753-1118 or aaec_training@niu.edu with any questions.

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