Training & Education

The IOA provides several training opportunities to staff, faculty members, graduate teaching assistants and students regarding state and federal non-discrimination laws, as well as University of Kansas policies and procedures that prohibit harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence.  IOA trainings are geared toward providing knowledge and understanding though the online Human Resource Learning Management System and in-person education sessions.

Online Trainings:

Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Violence Reporting Obligations for New Faculty and Staff

  • This training is provided to new employees of the University of Kansas to inform them of the expectation they report alleged incidents of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence to the appropriate campus resources.

Annual Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Violence Reporting Obligations for Faculty and Staff

  • This training is provided on an annual basis to inform existing University of Kansas employees of the expectation they report alleged incidents of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence to the appropriate campus resources.

In-Person Trainings:

Understanding IOA Policies and the Complaint Investigation Process

  • This training is offered to provide a general understanding of the behavioral expectations of KU students, faculty, and staff as it pertains to the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy, Policy Against Racial & Ethnic Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Policy.  Those who participate in this training will gain an understanding of what type of behaviors are and are not harassment and discrimination, as well as, learn the how the IOA investigates allegations of harassment and discrimination.

Unconscious Bias Training

  • This training will inform the learner of how unconscious bias negatively affects the workplace, interactions with our colleagues, and impacts productivity. The training uses a simulated module to explore the ways in which unconscious bias can appear in our work and everyday decisions. The training will also provide resources and strategies to recognize unconscious bias and remove its effects from decision-making. This training is especially ideal for members of University search and selection committees. 

Mandatory Reporting of Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Training

  • This training augments the online Annual Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Violence Reporting Obligations for Faculty and Staff training by assisting the audience navigate their way through a variety of complex hypothetical scenarios.  Those who participate in this training will be given advice on how to tactfully and sensitively communicate with a student, peer, or colleague who is sharing their experience.  Additionally, participants will be instructed on how to report information to the IOA and what campus and community support resources are available to students, faculty, and staff who allege to be the victim of or have been accused of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct or sexual violence.

To request a training please contact the IOA at ioa@ku.edu or by calling (785) 864-6414.


Contact IOA

Lawrence/Edwards Campus
Carruth-O’Leary Room 153
1246 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-6414
785-864-8069 FAX
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IOA@ku.edu

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