Equal Employment Opportunity Education and Training

The Equal Opportunity Division (EOD) serves, supports and finds solutions for Ohioans by ensuring equal opportunity to and fair treatment in government contracting and state employment. Part of EOD's mission is to ensure compliance with equal employment opportunity (EEO) law and policy and to provide state leadership, employees and job applicants with guidance on EEO programs.

EOD works to fulfill this mission through a variety of education and training opportunities for state employees and management. To foster optimal learned and growth, we create comfortable environments to learn, understand and retain information about EEO and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Courses are designed to provide EEO officers, managers, D&I progression and human resource (HR) professionals the resources, support and training necessary to perform their job functions with high competency and skill. Our education and training is driven by the current needs of the State of Ohio as an EEO employer, to ensure we are compliant with EEO law.


Diversity and Inclusion Institute

In March and September of each year, EOD offers a full day of learning through its Diversity and Inclusion Institute. The mission of the Institute is to provide all EEO, D&I and HR professional professionals, as well as other managers and employees from the State of Ohio and other governmental entities, with training and resources that will enhance professional skills through engaging and relevant education. 

Subject matter experts will present courses designed to provide personal and professional growth, be thought provoking and assist in the development of skills necessary to promote the State of Ohio as a diverse, inclusive and equal opportunity employer. Ranging from beginner to advanced, courses will offer opportinities for engaged learning that will allow participants to walk away with knowledge, skills and resources to immediately implement in their work environment. 

Opportunity for accreditation, as well as continuing education credits for a variety of professions, will be included. Publication of classes and registration begins about one month from the date of each institute. State of Ohio employees may register at myOhio.gov through myLearning (ELM). Outside individuals may register by calling EOD at 614-466-8380. 

 

Fall Training Session:

Monday, September 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Riffe Center for Government and the Arts
77 S. High St., 31st Floor
Executive Conference and Training Center
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Courses: TBD

 


2019 Course Offerings

EOD offers training in three formats: instructor-led classes, agency-focused on-demand training and employee self-learning. Here is a list of courses that will be offered in 2019.


Instructor-Led Training

Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention for Management

(SHRM credits offered)

Objective: This course is important to ensure the State of Ohio remains a diverse, inclusive and equal opportunity employer that promotes safe, harassment- and discrimination-free work environments. This course will help managers learn their additional responsibilities when to address sexual harassment in their work environments. 

State Competency Support Offered
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Socio political climate

May 10, 2019, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, OH 43228
 

 

 

EEO Officers Education and Training: Understanding EEO Law, Policies, Complaint System and Investigations

(CLE and SHRM credits may be offered)

Objective: This refresher course is for new and experienced EEO officers. This course will bring participants up-to-date on current policies and best practices from across the enterprise. It will also provide an opportunity for organic networking to enhance our shared knowledge. This class will explore current trends noted by EOD and educate participants on "hot topics" that may be emerging in society.

State Competency Support Offered
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Legal environment / regulation
  • Communications skills
  • Demographic shift
  • Socio political climate
  • Change management
  • Building trust and integrity

Feb. 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, OH 43228


 

 

 

Intensive Mediation

EOD will host the Capital University Center for Disbute Resolution (CDR), Intensive Mediation Training.

Objective: This in-depth 40-hour training is designed to provide individuals with the critical skills and knowledge necessary to begin mediating. Exercises, lectures, role-play sessions, and videos provide participants with the conceptual framework and key techniques to effectively conduct the seven-stage mediation process. During role-play sessions, CDR provides one training for each four trainees so that each participant will have the opportunity to mediate several disputes and receive specific feedback and assistance from a skilled and experienced mediation trainer. Discounted pricing will be based on the number of students enrolled. For a complete course description and pricing, please click here

State Competency Support Offered
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Communication skills
  • Logical reasoning
  • Building trust and integrity
  • Understanding the dispute resolution continuum
  • Ability to conduct seven-stage mediation process
  • Knowledge of special issues that arise in mediation
  • Ability to identify, frame and prioritize the issues to be mediated

October 7 to 11, 2019, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, OH 43228

Registration: 
State of Ohio employees may register through ELM. All others may register by calling 614-466-8380.

12 seats available.

The application has been submitted for CLE approval.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Institute

(CLE and SHRM credits may be offered)

Objective: A varied offering of D&I, EEO, HR, Title VII and current event topics designed to educate, enlighten and inform participants on laws, trends, policies, procedures and best practices. This training is for anyone who handles D&I, EEO, HR or Title VII issues as part of their job duties and for anyone interested in expanding their personal knowledge on the topics being offered.

State Competency Support Offered
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Legal environment / regulation
  • Communication skills
  • Demographic shift
  • Socio political climate
  • Change management
  • Building trust and integrity

 

September. 9, 2019, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Multiple classes offered. Visit D&I Institute on myLearning on myOhio for more details.
Location: Riffe Center for Government & the Arts
77 S. High St., 31st Floor
Executive Conference and Training Center
Columbus, OH 43215

 


On-Demand Training

Diversity and Inclusion 101

Objective: To help the participants understand diversity and inclusion and how they apply to the State of Ohio as a workplace.

State Competency Support Offered
  • Developing and building teams


 

Upon request
Content tailored to the organization's needs

Length: 1.5 to 2 hours

 

EEO 101

Objective: An interactive, participative instructional session on the basics of EEO. Designed to broaden the participants understanding of EEO concepts.

State Competency Support Offered
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships


 

Upon request
Content tailored to the organization's needs

Length: 1.5 to 2 hours

 

Implicit Bias 101

Objective: This course will define implicit bias, demonstrate how we all have bias and how to overcome our biases.

State Competency Support Offered
  • Developing and building teams


 

Upon request
Content tailored to the organization's needs

Length: 1.5 to 2 hours

 

Religious Discrimination

Objective: This course defines religious discrimination, what is and is not protected, and what reasonable accommodation means when confronted with an employee who raises the religious accommodations question.

State Competency Support Offered
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships


 

Upon request
Content tailored to the organization's needs

Length: 1.5 to 2 hours

 

Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention

Objective: This course will answer the following questions: 

  • What is sexual harassment?
  • Who determines if someone has been harassed?
  • What should you do if you feel you have been harassed?
  • How does sexual harassment impact the work environment?
State Competency Support Offered
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships


 

Upon request
Content tailored to the organization's needs

Length: 1.5 to 2 hours

 


Employee Self-Learning Training

EEO Web Training

Objective: This course offers agencies an opportunity to comply with Ohio Adm. Code 123:1-49-04 and Employee Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Reporting Policy and Procedures Directive No. HR-D-14.

State Competency Support Offered
  • Influencing others
  • Analytical thinking
  • High-level integrity
  • Communication

 

Search for Equal Employment Opportunity in ELM trainings on myLearning through myOhio.
Agency assignment

Length: 45 minutes