Training

Education & Training

ONLINE TRAINING (REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF)

As one step toward creating an environment free from sexual misconduct and other forms of discrimintaion, all UMD students, faculty and staff are required to complete online training. For more information, including login instructions, answers to frequently ask questions, and tech support tips, click on a category below.

*OCRSM provides in-person training for non computer-based staff members.

IN-PERSON TRAINING (BY REQUEST)

To request an in-person sexual misconduct and nondiscrimination policy training or presentation for a faculty, staff or student group, please email TitleIXtraining@umd.edu


BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING-"STEP UP!"

Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students in how to be proactive in helping others – including safely intervening to prevent sexual assault and harassment. Step Up! training is provided in UNIV 100 and UNIV 100 equivalent courses during the fall semester and is facilitated by University Health Center peer educators.

In addition to addressing sexual assault and harassment, students can learn safe strategies to intervene directly or indirectly in emergency or non-emergency situations involving alcohol abuse, hazing, eating disorders, abusive relationships, or other issues. Within the next year, Step Up! will be delivered to every incoming UMD student.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Training in certain professional and interpersonal skills can help to create a more productive and respectful work environment, and help prevent the kinds of workplace conflict that can lead to complaints of harassment and discrimination. The University Human Resources (UHR) office of Learning and Talent Development offers a variety of learning opportunities for UMD faculty and staff in such topics as:

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Managing Stress and Anger
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Leadership Development and Supervisory Skills
    • Communication
    • Managing Conflict
    • Delegation
    • Constructive Performance Conversations
    • Responding to Personal Issues Employees Bring to Work
  • The PRD Process.

UHR also offers the following Adult Education courses:

  • GED®Test Preparation
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages- ESOL Classes
  • Basic Computer Skills

View the UHR training calendar and register at www.training.umd.edu


OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (ODI)

The Office of Divesity & Inclusion provides active oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the University of Maryland's equity, diversity and inclusion activities; manages and tracks implementation of the Strategic Plan for Diversity; and encourages and supports the efforts of units to achieve their diversity goals.

RAINBOW TERRAPIN NETWORK

The Rainbow Terrapin Network Membership Training covers the fundamentals of allyship and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer inclusion on campus. Specific topics include social justice, vocabulary and inclusive language, campus issues and resources, and ways you can take action and get involved.

The Trans* Advocacy Training covers the fundamentals of transgender and gender variant issues, including gender theory and gender variance, cisgender privilege, and ways allies and advocates for trans* communities on campus can take action.

MARYLAND DIALOGUES ON DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY

The Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Community are a series of events, lectures, symposia, discussions and listening sessions for faculty, staff, students and alumni to help advance discussions of identity, difference and commonality. Meaningful dialogue and critical thinking can change culture. Join the conversation.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE CAMPAIGN (ILC)

The words we hear - and say - every day can have an impact on others. The Inclusive Language Campaign (ILC) is a student-driven initiative launched in 2012 by Resident Life and Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA). The goal of the Inclusive Language Campaign is not to be the "language police," but to educate and create converstions around language and inclusion on campus through trainings, poster campaigns, student videos, and other programming and events. For example, learn about some common phrases that could be considered offensive here.