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
January
1/28/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Let's Talk Title IX (BC 1hr)
Registration Closed
Join Tiffany Murray, HR Compliance to learn your rights, responsibilities, and how to be a Title IX-responsible employee should a difficult situation arise. Discussion centers on proper reporting procedures, campus resources and situations that qualify under Title IX. This webinar counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
1/28/2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Understanding Race & Racism (BC 1.5hrs)
Registration Closed
Race and racism are significant parts of our society and shape the way it works. Participants will explore their own understandings, discuss how racism is upheld through policy and practice, and develop strategies to disrupt it.
February
2/10/2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Remaining Positive during the Pandemic (BC 1.5hrs)
It may seem impossible to stay positive while dealing with what some would call multiple pandemics. This course will help you understand why having a positive outlook can boost your mental and physical state of being. This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
2/10/2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Recognizing Bias (BC 1hr)
Various people, institutions and organizations help shape the way we view the world, sometimes in inaccurate ways. Participants will learn to identify implicit and explicit biases and explore strategies for challenging them in ourselves and others. This session is Beyond Compliance certified for 1 hour.
2/10/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Safe Space Ally Training - Salem Campus Virtual (BC 2hr)
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. Login instructions will be emailed the day before.
2/11/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Privilege (BC 1hr)
Join AJ Leu, CCI Diversity & Career Dev Director, for an exploration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; a definition of unconscious bias, prejudice, discrimination, and privilege; an exploration of the various forms of privilege, and a conversation around how we use our privilege in productive and positive ways. This webinar counts 1.0 hrs toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
2/16/2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Happiness and Appreciation 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. Since appreciation is a power tool of happiness, you will explore the 5 languages of appreciation, based on the book, The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. 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.
2/18/2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
What Does it Mean to be Anti-Racist? (BC 1.5hrs)
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. This session is Beyond Compliance Certified for 1.5 hours.
2/23/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Accessibility in the time of COVID (BC 1hr)
Sometimes it feels like our lovely campus exists more in the cloud than Ohio! If technology is the gateway to Kent State during this pandemic, good accessibility practices can drive innovation, enhance our brand, and increase our market reach. How can we tailor our courses, marketing, and comms to be accessible and usable by all? During a time others are shrinking back, come hear ways to surge forward in the accessibility of our online presence. Presenters: Alison Haynes and Doug Flowers, Information Technology This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
March
3/11/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Addressing Microaggressions (BC 1hr)
Discover how everyday comments and actions can unintentionally hurt or harm someone. Participants will build skills and practice strategies to recognize and interrupt microaggressions. This session is Beyond Compliance certified for 1 hour.
3/16/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Recognizing Bias (BC 1hr)
Various people, institutions and organizations help shape the way we view the world, sometimes in inaccurate ways. Participants will learn to identify implicit and explicit biases and explore strategies for challenging them in ourselves and others. This session is Beyond Compliance certified for 1 hour.
3/18/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Discovering Your Ideal Balance: Why Your Balance Is Not My Balance (Part 1 of 2) (BC 1hr)
The first session of the two-part series is an interactive, creative way to deconstruct the roles you play in life, and that will lead you to discovering your own personal ideal balance. Presenters: Tracy Montgomery & Julie Paskiet, Career Exploration and Development This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts 1.0 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
3/25/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - How to Achieve & Maintain Your Ideal Balance, Avoid Burnout (Part 2 of 2) (BC 1hr)
The second session will in ways to achieve and maintain your ideal balance, including how to address burnout and tough conversations that often accompany achieving ideal balance. Presenters: Tracy Montgomery & Julie Paskiet, Career Exploration and Development This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts 1.0 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
April
4/20/2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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. This session is Beyond Compliance certified for 1.5 hours.
May
5/11/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Work with Confidence (BC 1hr)
How do you define confidence? How do you build personal confidence when approaching different work situations? Join Ron Smith, Training and Development, for a guided discussion on building confidence into your personal brand. Approach your boss and peers with practical advice on managing up, giving feedback, making effective requests and accountability. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts toward 1 hour of your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
5/18/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Creating a Bully-free and Safe Work Environment (BC 1hr)
Join Renee Romine for a discussion on methods to prevent bullying in the workplace. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
June
6/15/2021
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.