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
October
10/21/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Title IX University Advisor Training (BC 1.0 hrs)
Registration Closed
The Office of Gender Equity and Title IX is recruiting and training a new pool of University Appointed Advisors to serve in Title IX Live Hearings. Existing University Appointed Advisors are encouraged to sign-up since there is new content and a great refresher for continuing professional development. Training will cover: Overview of Investigation Process and Appeals Role of Investigators and Decision-Makers Role of University Appointed Advisor What to expect; Preparation and Limitations FAQ’s for Advisors Pre-Hearing Conference This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
10/27/2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Open Registration: White Allyship (BC 1.5 hrs)
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.
10/28/2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Title IX University Advisor Training (BC 1.0 hrs)
The Office of Gender Equity and Title IX is recruiting and training a new pool of University Appointed Advisors to serve in Title IX Live Hearings. Existing University Appointed Advisors are encouraged to sign-up since there is new content and a great refresher for continuing professional development. Training will cover: Overview of Investigation Process and Appeals Role of Investigators and Decision-Makers Role of University Appointed Advisor What to expect; Preparation and Limitations FAQ’s for Advisors Pre-Hearing Conference This workshop counts toward 1.0 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance.
10/29/2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ADULT Mental Health First AID Blended Version (BC 8.0 hrs) 10/29/2021 9am-4pm Kent
Registration Closed
ADULT Mental Health First Aid Blended Version This is a registration for Blended Adult Mental Health First Aid. Once registration closes on October 20 you will receive a separate email with pre-work information and information on attending the in-person course. Additional information: The blended training is comprised of approximately 2 hours of self-paced coursework (which needs to be completed prior to the start of class) followed by an in-person training that takes approximately 7 hours, which includes an hour lunch break. Lunch is not provided and will be on your own. This is scheduled for Friday October 29th at the Kent Campus from 9am to 4pm. Participants need to complete the 2 hours of self-paced course work prior to the in-person course. Participants must be present for the entire 7 hours. All trainings and training materials are completely free to you through the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. The in-person part of the course is on Friday, October 29th from 9:00am-4:00pm in Moulton Room 301. Participants must be present at this location for the entire time! This workshop counts as 8.0 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance requirement for faculty/staff!
November
11/2/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Unconscious Bias, Part 2 (BC 1hr)
This training is the sequel to Unconscious Bias, Part 1 and will allow participants to engage in a deeper exploration of the practical application strategies for mitigating the negative impact of unconscious bias. Participants will explore ways that unconscious bias can affect our everyday interactions and practice scenario-based strategies for effectively recognizing, responding to, and preventing future instances of bias. Presenter: AJ Leu Diversity and Career Center Director College of Communication and Information This webinar counts 1.0 hrs toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
11/4/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - History of Accommodations: From Then to Now (BC 1hr)
Join Zachary Strickler, Student Accessibility Services, for a brief history of why we have accommodations. Learn about the origins and federal laws that address the stigmas around people with disabilities. Content include the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act amendments. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts 1.0 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
11/8/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Stark Campus- Question Persuade Refer (Success Series and BC 1-Virtual)
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying 'Yes' to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Included in the training will be learning both on- and off-campus resources. This is a virtual training. Attendees will receive the link for the teams meeting the day before. QPR meets the requirements for listing in the National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Policies (NREPP) and is a suggested best practice by the American Association of Suicidology.
11/10/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Understanding International Student Cultures (BC 1hr)
Join Jef Davis, Office of Global Education, for a discussion on international student cultures. Content coming soon! This webinar counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
11/16/2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Happiness in the Workplace (BC 2hr)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
What exactly is happiness? Why is it important at work?  How can you spread it throughout the workplace?  Join us for the answers to these questions and learn how being positive can enhance one’s psychological state. Learners will answer: - What is happiness? How do you define it? - Why is happiness important at work to you? - How do you bring Happiness into the workplace? This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This workshop counts 2 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
11/16/2021 2:00 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.
11/17/2021
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ADULT Mental Health First AID In-Person Version (BC 8.0 hrs) 11/17/2021
ADULT Mental Health First Aid In-Person Version This is registration for Adult Mental Health First Aid. Once registration closes on November 3 you will receive a separate email with pre-work information and information on attending the in-person course. Additional information: This training is comprised of approximately 1/2 hour of pre-class coursework (which needs to be completed prior to the start of class) followed by an in-person training that takes approximately 8.5 hours, which includes a lunch break. Lunch is not provided and will be on your own. This is scheduled for Wednesday November 17th at the Kent Campus from 8am to 4:30pm. Participants need to complete the 1/2 hour of self-paced pre course work prior to the in-person course. Participants must be present for the entire 8.5 hours. All trainings and training materials are completely free to you through the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. The in-person part of the course is on Wednesday, November 17th from 8:00am-4:30pm at the Library in room 333. Participants must be present at this location for the entire time! This workshop counts as 8.0 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance requirement for faculty/staff!
11/18/2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Open Registration - What Does it Mean to be Anti-Racist? (BC 1.5 hrs)
Anti-racism is a term that is frequently discussed in the public consciousness. This session provides a space to understand what anti-racism really means, safely reflect on where you are in your own journey, and explore how we can practice anti-racism in our communities.
11/18/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1.0 hrs) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
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.
December
12/7/2021
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.
12/8/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Finding Emotional Balance When Everything is an Emotional Rollercoaster (BC 1hr)
Did you know that self-regulation is tied to emotional balance? In this webinar, Renee Romine, HR Training and Development, explores some easy-to-apply self-regulation techniques to help you gain greater control of your mental and emotional balance. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State employees. This webinar counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
12/9/2021
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.
12/14/2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Appreciation in the Workplace (BC 3hr)
Appreciation is defined as 'recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.' Do you know how to effectively appreciate your coworkers in ways meaningful to them? Based on the book Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, you will: - Define how appreciation in the workplace feels to you and others - Learn how appreciation differs from recognition - Explore the 5 Languages of Appreciation Comes prepared to 'appreciate' the people you work with! This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This workshop counts 3 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
January
1/19/2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Communicating Across Generations: Gen Z (BC 3 hrs)
Do you communicate well with people outside of your age group? Find out how to improve communication across generations by learning more about the particular needs and characteristics of Generation Z. This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
1/25/2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar - Accessibility in Digital Marketing (BC 1hr)
Join us to discuss best practices to make your digital marketing efforts accessible to everyone. Content TBD. Presenters: Alison Haynes and Doug Flower, Information Technology This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
February
2/1/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Survivor Identity: How a Student’s Identity is Impacted by Victimization (BC 1hr)
College is a time to find yourself, reinvent yourself or develop into your own person. How does being victimized through power-based personal violence impact one’s identity? How can we understand the unique needs of survivors in our classrooms, residence halls, student activities and university community? Join SRVSS for a conversation on we can ensure a safe university community that empowers those who have been harmed to heal and use their experience to be their best self. Presenters: Jennie O'Connell, SRVSS Julius Payne. SRVSS Yvette Roberts, SRVSS This webinar counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
2/15/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Diversity Includes Everyone (BC 1hr)
How do you define a truly diverse environment? Join Renee Romine for an interactive journey to explore fundamental diversity concepts and develop an understanding of why differences should be valued. The concepts will explore uniqueness and commonalities locally and on a global level. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts as 1.0 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance requirement.
March
3/1/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Diversity 101 (BC 1hr)
This training provides fundamental building blocks about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B). Participants will engage in reflections and discussions that will allow them to explore terminology and practical application skills. Concepts include diversity, equality/equity, inclusion/belonging, common DEI&B terminology, intent/impact, allyship and advocacy, and more. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with an initial understanding of DEI&B concepts, so they may participate in additional workshops that allow for deeper exploration and more specialized topics. Presenter: AJ Leu Diversity and Career Center Director College of Communication and Information This webinar counts 1.0 hrs toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
April
4/19/2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Dealing with Difficult Behaviors (BC 3hrs)
Do you have a coworker who seems impossible to work with? Ever wonder why that person acts that way and gets away with it? This workshop focuses on identifying and addressing the most common difficult workplace behaviors. Participants explore ways to effectively deal with these behaviors and examine how they are personally impacted by them. Participants will learn about the roles that emotions and stress can play in dealing with difficult encounters. They will also learn to identify trigger words, reframe reactions, learn to address the most common difficult behaviors and demonstrate how to give constructive feedback. This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This workshop counts toward 3 hours of your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
4/20/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - In Their Shoes: Understanding the Paths of Students Impacted by Power-based Personal Violence (BC 1hr)
In Their Shoes includes stories similar to those of Kent State students who have been harmed by power-based personal violence. Participants move through the stories in pairs/groups as if they are walking “in the shoes” of the student experiencing violence, making choices along the way to seek help or support and navigating community and university systems. This interactive exercise allows for faculty/staff to come face-to-face with some of the challenges and obstacles students experience. After the exercise, the facilitator will moderate a group discussion to further explore key themes, issues, and reactions of participants. The exercise concludes with a brainstorming session during which faculty/staff think about how they can take action to support those experiencing violence and how they can work to prevent power-based personal violence at Kent State. Presenters: Jennie O'Connell, SRVSS Julius Payne, SRVSS Yvette Roberts, SRVSS This webinar counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
May
5/3/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Managing Mental Health Post-COVID (BC 1hr)
Join us for a webinar on mental health during this stage of the pandemic. Content TBD. Presenter: Kelsey Kalgreen Clinical Mental Health Counselor Kent State University @ Stark This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar count 1.0 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.