Upcoming Sessions

 

Beyond Compliance is a commitment to learning that is expected of all employees at Kent State University. This information is meant to help you find learning solutions that meet your needs. The university provides a wide variety of opportunities to increase your knowledge and skills. There is something for everyone ... from new employees to experienced university personnel.

The intended audience for training and events is Kent State University faculty and staff, unless otherwise noted.

Title IX training and other professional development opportunities are NOT required of either TT or FTNTT faculty, however, it is strongly encouraged. 

Two hours of Beyond Compliance training is required of all staff and strongly encouraged of our TT and FTNTT faculty.  One of the two annual Beyond Compliance hours must be a Title IX training. You may choose from an online Title IX Training option or a facilitator-led session. (visit www.kent.edu/hr/training/beyond-compliance for dates and times).

Click here to manage your registrations and view your attendance history.

If you are interested in posting your events on this page contact HR Training and Development at 330-672-2100 or via email at hrd@kent.edu.

Month
Date
Upcoming Event
September
9/10/2021
EHHS 2nd Friday's-Power (BC 1.5hr)
Dr. Mark Kretovics will be joining us to provide the first component of our theme for this semester, Power, Privilege, and Positionality. He will be talking to us about Power— what it is, how it manifests, what it looks like, and what it means from an organizational perspective. Dr. Kretovics’ latest book was “Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education,” published in 2020. With his extensive experience in higher education and unique perspective, he will get you thinking about the impact and importance of power and how much power you really have. It might be more than you think!
October
10/8/2021
EHHS 2nd Friday's-Privilege (BC 1.5hr)
Join in the conversation with us about what privilege is and how it impacts our students in EHHS. We will be providing some insight into the what and how of privilege and spaces to reflect on how privilege operates in our own lives and the lives of everyone at EHHS. We will conclude with some ideas on how to address privilege as individuals and as a college. Led by Drs Rhonda Hylton, Matt Hollstein, and Elizabeth Kenyon.
February
2/11/2022
EHHS 2nd Friday's-Anti-Racism & Equity Institute (BC 1.5hr)
Dr. Carla Goar, the Inaugural Director of the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute at Kent State University (https://www.kent.edu/AREI), will be joining us for February's EHHS 2nd Friday. We will learn about the institute, discuss how to get involved, and continue our collective work toward disrupting racism.
April
4/8/2022
EHHS 2nd Friday's-Positionality (BC 1.5hr)
The College of EHHS will welcome Dr. Jessica Leveto from KSU at Ashtabula to talk about positionality. Dr. Leveto is a sociological social psychologist with a research emphasis in identity theory, emotions, and mental health. She will be joining us to help us draw connections between previous Second Friday sessions, particularly power and privilege. We hope that this session will help us think about our own identities and what they mean for how we frame everyday interactions and the world.
May
5/1/2022
- 8/31/2022
Kognito Training for Faculty & Staff (BC 1Hr)
Have you ever been worried about a student or friend on campus? Faculty and staff are in an ideal position to recognize when someone is struggling emotionally and may need help. Kognito At-Risk Mental Health for Faculty & Staff is an online simulations that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you'll know what to say in real life.
June
6/7/2022 3:00 PM
ALiCE - Faculty/Staff (BC 1.5hrs)
Public Safety, in partnership with the division of Human Resources, is conducting ALiCE workshops. The 90 minute long ALiCE sessions are designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter. ALiCE Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuation is crisis training created by two Texas law enforcement officers. This workshop as 1.5 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
6/9/2022
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Safe Space Ally Training (BC 2hr) - Kent Hall
Safe Space: Ally Training is the first training in the Kent State University Safe Space Training Series. This series is an on-going training effort through the LGBTQ+ Center and Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's Training Lab to make our campus and communities safer places for all people regardless of sex or gender. Training participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, current vocabulary, and best practices for handling gender and sexuality topics with sensitivity. After the training, individuals receive a Safe Space Ally sign for their office, indicating their support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer plus (LGBTQ+) community and knowledge of basic gender and sexuality concepts. Regardless of where you are on campus, if you interact with students or other employees, you will meet people who identify as LGBTQ+. Having a basic understanding of correct terminology and an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community are essential to supporting all people at this university regardless of sexual orientation and gender. There are many students, staff, faculty, and community members that want to be considered allies for the LGBTQ community, and Safe Space: Ally Training is the perfect place to start. This event is Beyond Compliance Certified for 2 hours/units. Please direct external registration requests to Lo Denmon at jdenmon@kent.edu.
6/14/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Open Registration - Intersectionality 101 (BC 1hr)
Intersectionality is a concept that allows us to examine multiple areas of our lives and social identities. During this session, participants will examine what it actually is, discuss the history of the theory and begin to apply an intersectional lens. (60 min)
6/14/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs)
This Title IX workshop is intended to give participants an overview of the university's 5-16.2 policy on gender discrimination, gender/sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence. This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
6/15/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clery, EMS, Fire Safety - Regional Campus Security Officer Training (BC 2hr)
The KSU Regional Campus security groups will be participating in a training session. The training timelines/subjects/presenters are: Nichole DeCaprio/Nancy Shefchuk 10:00a-11:00a Clery Act Nick Bushek 11:00a-11:30a Fire Safety and Regional Campus Responsibilities Vincent Marino 11:30a-12:00p Emergency Management This workshop counts toward 2 hours of your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
6/21/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Campus Security Authorities (BC 1hr)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 USC 1092(f) (part of the Higher Education Act of 1965), is a federal law that requires universities disclose certain information about campus crime and security policies. Universities are required to publish an annual report every year by October 1st containing three years’ worth of campus crime statistics, as well as certain security policy statements, including, but not limited to, policies regarding sexual assault, the law enforcement authority of campus police, and where students should go to report crimes. You, and members of your office/department have been identified as Campus Security Authorities (CSA). If you meet one of the following criteria, you are likely a CSA: 1) duties include security responsibilities on campus; 2) duties include serving as someone people are required to report crime to; 3) campus official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (ex: student housing, student groups, etc.). If you are made aware of a crime that has occurred on campus, on public property adjacent to campus, or on property owned or controlled by the university, you are obligated to report it to Kent State University Police Services. Reports should be made in a timely manner, and include as much information as possible about the nature and location of the crime. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts for 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
6/29/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FACULTY/STAFF VIRTUAL GREEN DOT BC 1 hr
GREEN DOT IS A BYSTANDER ACTION INITIATIVE THAT IS DESIGNED TO EQUIP FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS WITH THE TOOLS TO BE ACTIVE BYSTANDERS WHEN THEY SEE HARM OR SITUATIONS THAT MAY BECOME HARMFUL. JOIN US IN THIS MUCH NEEDED DISCUSSION AS WE MOVE TOWARDS CONTINUING THE CULTURE OF FLASHES TAKING CARE OF FLASHES.
July
7/20/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs)
This Title IX workshop is intended to give participants an overview of the university's 5-16.2 policy on gender discrimination, gender/sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence. This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
7/21/2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Open Registration - White Allyship (BC 1.5hrs)
Do you want to learn how to better be in solidarity with people of Color? This training explores what racism and bias are, the concept of privilege, and what allyship looks like. Participants will then identify and explore specific action steps one can take to advance racial justice. (90 min)
7/28/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FACULTY/STAFF VIRTUAL GREEN DOT BC 1 hr
GREEN DOT IS A BYSTANDER ACTION INITIATIVE THAT IS DESIGNED TO EQUIP FACUTLY, STAFF AND STUDENTS WITH THE TOOLS TO BE ACTIVE BYSTANDERS WHEN THEY SEE HARM OR SITUATIONS THAT MAY BECOME HARMFUL. JOIN US IN THIS MUCH NEEDED DISCUSSION AS WE MOVE TOWARDS CONTINUING THE CULTURE OF FLASHES TAKING CARE OF FLASHES.
August
8/4/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating an Accessible Kent State: the Value of Becoming a Student-with-Disabilities Ready University
We could be missing our chance to nurture and educate thousands of students by not valuing digital and physical accessibility enough. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 19% of college students have at least one disability, and the chances that future and current Kent State students (and/or someone in their close circle) will have a disability are increasing as access to postsecondary education increases. This training will help you see the value of better accessibility preparedness and advocacy as one of the ways we live our Kent State values. Your buy-in can dramatically increase the impact of existing efforts and expand accessibility as a critical part of recruitment, retention, and ultimately, graduation, of Kent State students.
8/29/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs)
This Title IX workshop is intended to give participants an overview of the university's 5-16.2 policy on gender discrimination, gender/sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence. This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
September
9/1/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 101
Join the Digital Accessibility Team and UCM’s Web Team to discuss the fundamentals of web accessibility and how Kent State users with disabilities experience content on the web. You’ll learn the accessibility policies and legal requirements governing Kent State’s digital presence, see some examples of good (and bad) web accessibility, and sample digital tools that help monitor the accessibility of your www.kent.edu websites.
9/1/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 101 (1 BC Hour)
This is the foundational workshop for understanding accessibility at Kent State. We'll dismantle mistaken assumptions about disability and accessibility and explore the experiences of our students with disabilities. These stories help reveal the barriers disabled students face here at Kent State and the challenges of providing Equal Access in the classroom, digital environment, and between people. We believe that you’ll leave with a greater understanding of the additional challenges students with disabilities face and eager to work toward Equal Access for the entire Flashes Family. Open to students and employees.
9/7/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating Accessible Digital Documents (1 BC Hour)
Learn the accessibility features of and best practices for PDFs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty.
9/21/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating Accessible Digital Marketing
Learn best practices for creating accessible social media posts, emails, newsletters, videos, and digital displays. Open to students, staff, and faculty. Highly recommended for content writers and communications employees, both staff and student.
9/21/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating Accessible Digital Marketing (1 BC Hour)
Learn best practices for creating accessible social media posts, emails, newsletters, videos, and digital displays. Open to students, staff, and faculty. Highly recommended for content writers and communications employees, both staff and student.
9/21/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs)
This Title IX workshop is intended to give participants an overview of the university's 5-16.2 policy on gender discrimination, gender/sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence. This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
9/29/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating an Accessible Kent State: the Value of Becoming a Student-with-Disabilities Ready University
We could be missing our chance to nurture and educate thousands of students by not valuing digital and physical accessibility enough. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 19% of college students have at least one disability, and the chances that future and current Kent State students (and/or someone in their close circle) will have a disability are increasing as access to postsecondary education increases. This training will help you see the value of better accessibility preparedness and advocacy as one of the ways we live our Kent State values. Your buy-in can dramatically increase the impact of existing efforts and expand accessibility as a critical part of recruitment, retention, and ultimately, graduation, of Kent State students.
October
10/5/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility Animals on Campus: A Furry Endeavor
Have you noticed an increase in animals on our campus? Join staff from General Counsel and Student Accessibility Services to learn more about service animals, emotional/assistance animals, and service animals in training. This webinar will review the roles of these animals on a college campus, the laws that impact each type of animal, and Kent State policies and procedures regarding each animal. Participants of this webinar will: A. Learn the difference between service animals, emotional support/assistance animals, and service animals in training. B. Identify the laws that govern the three types of animals and the impact these laws have on policy and procedure. C. Learn about KSU processes and resources regarding animals. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts for 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. Special Accommodation Requests: Kent State University is committed to making its work environment, programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities. For employee, faculty and staff accessibility needs contact the Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, at 330-672-2038 or aa_eoe@kent.edu. For student accessibility needs contact the office of Student Accessibility Services, at 330-672-3391 or sas@kent.edu..
10/18/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 201: Toolbox and Audit
In this workshop, we’ll use Siteimprove’s Quality Assurance and Accessibility modules to quickly identify, prioritize and fix issues on your website, teach you to audit and remediate your content more effectively, and explore Siteimprove’s built-in reporting tools to help you keep track of the progress you make and share that information with the people who need it.
10/18/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 201: Toolbox and Audit (1 BC Hour)
In this workshop, we’ll use Siteimprove’s Quality Assurance and Accessibility modules to quickly identify, prioritize and fix issues on your website, teach you to audit and remediate your content more effectively, and explore Siteimprove’s built-in reporting tools to help you keep track of the progress you make and share that information with the people who need it.
10/25/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs)
This Title IX workshop is intended to give participants an overview of the university's 5-16.2 policy on gender discrimination, gender/sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence. This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
November
11/1/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Allyship (BC 1hr)
Join AJ Leu for a discussion on allyship. More details coming! This webinar is counts 1 hr toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
11/3/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Digital Documents
Learn the accessibility features of and best practices for PDFs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty.
11/3/2022 3:30 PM
Creating Accessible Digital Documents (1 BC Hour)
Learn the accessibility features of and best practices for PDFs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty.
11/9/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - What is NeuroDiversity? (BC 1hr)
Neurodiversity is about removing the stigma around disability. Join Zach Strickler, Student Accessibility Services, for a discussion on changing the way disability is viewed from an all-encompassing characteristic to a facet of one's identity. This will be done by discussing what stigmas are present, why the term neurodiversity was coined and how we can reframe our thoughts. This webinar counts 1.0 hrs toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
11/9/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What is Neurodiversity?
Join us for a discussion on changing the way neurodiversity is viewed from an all-encompassing characteristic to a facet of one's identity. This will be done by discussing what stigmas are present, why the term neurodiversity was coined and how we can reframe our thoughts.
11/15/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Accessible Code
Writing accessible code is an essential development skill and a necessity for potential or current students, faculty, or staff who access your digital content or application via many different devices, interfaces, and assistive technologies. Accessible code is easier to write, easier to understand, and enables the greatest amount of access to the information that you care about, but it also ensures an equitable experience for all Kent State users.
11/15/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Accessible Code (1 BC Hour)
Writing accessible code is an essential development skill and a necessity for potential or current students, faculty, or staff who access your digital content or application via many different devices, interfaces, and assistive technologies. Accessible code is easier to write, easier to understand, and enables the greatest amount of access to the information that you care about, but it also ensures an equitable experience for all Kent State users.
11/16/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs)
This Title IX workshop is intended to give participants an overview of the university's 5-16.2 policy on gender discrimination, gender/sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence. This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
11/29/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 201: Strategy
In this workshop, we’ll review the important concepts learned throughout the 101 and 201 courses and see how they fit into creating a long term and sustainable web accessibility strategy for your department or divisional website. We’ll teach you how to explain your new accessibility strategy to others, help you leverage the strengths of teammates for greater accessibility, and show you how to be an advocate for digital accessibility in areas beyond web development.
11/29/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 201: Strategy (1 BC Hour)
In this workshop, we’ll review the important concepts learned throughout the 101 and 201 courses and see how they fit into creating a long term and sustainable web accessibility strategy for your department or divisional website. We’ll teach you how to explain your new accessibility strategy to others, help you leverage the strengths of teammates for greater accessibility, and show you how to be an advocate for digital accessibility in areas beyond web development.
December
12/1/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs)
This Title IX workshop is intended to give participants an overview of the university's 5-16.2 policy on gender discrimination, gender/sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence. This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
12/6/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Digital Marketing
Learn best practices for creating accessible social media posts, emails, newsletters, videos, and digital displays. Open to students, staff, and faculty. Highly recommended for content writers and communications employees, both staff and student.
12/6/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Digital Marketing (1 BC Hour)
Learn best practices for creating accessible social media posts, emails, newsletters, videos, and digital displays. Open to students, staff, and faculty. Highly recommended for content writers and communications employees, both staff and student.
12/7/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 101
Join the Digital Accessibility Team and UCM’s Web Team to discuss the fundamentals of web accessibility and how Kent State users with disabilities experience content on the web. You’ll learn the accessibility policies and legal requirements governing Kent State’s digital presence, see some examples of good (and bad) web accessibility, and sample digital tools that help monitor the accessibility of your www.kent.edu websites.
12/7/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 101 (1 BC Hour)
This is the foundational workshop for understanding accessibility at Kent State. We'll dismantle mistaken assumptions about disability and accessibility and explore the experiences of our students with disabilities. These stories help reveal the barriers disabled students face here at Kent State and the challenges of providing Equal Access in the classroom, digital environment, and between people. We believe that you’ll leave with a greater understanding of the additional challenges students with disabilities face and eager to work toward Equal Access for the entire Flashes Family. Open to students and employees.
January
1/11/2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Stalking Prevention (BC 1hr)
Join SRVSS office staff for a discussion on a student stalking prevention. Content to be announced. This webinar counts 1 hr toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
February
2/14/2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Microaggressions (BC 1hr)
Join AJ Leu for a discussion of microaggressions. Content coming soon! This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
June
6/21/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Campus Security Authorities (BC 1hr)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 USC 1092(f) (part of the Higher Education Act of 1965), is a federal law that requires universities disclose certain information about campus crime and security policies. Universities are required to publish an annual report every year by October 1st containing three years’ worth of campus crime statistics, as well as certain security policy statements, including, but not limited to, policies regarding sexual assault, the law enforcement authority of campus police, and where students should go to report crimes. You, and members of your office/department have been identified as Campus Security Authorities (CSA). If you meet one of the following criteria, you are likely a CSA: 1) duties include security responsibilities on campus; 2) duties include serving as someone people are required to report crime to; 3) campus official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (ex: student housing, student groups, etc.). If you are made aware of a crime that has occurred on campus, on public property adjacent to campus, or on property owned or controlled by the university, you are obligated to report it to Kent State University Police Services. Reports should be made in a timely manner, and include as much information as possible about the nature and location of the crime. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts for 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.