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
10/5/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility Animals on Campus: A Furry Endeavor (BC 1hr)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] 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..
10/6/2022
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
ALICE Training (BC 1.5 hrs.) - KSU Ashtabula
The 90 minute long ALiCE critical incident training session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active threat.
10/11/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Making PDFs Accessible Using Adobe Acrobat Pro
[Student and Guest Registration] Learn how to review PDFs for accessibility, including how to quickly identify and fix accessibility issues using Adobe Acrobat Pro’s built-in tools, resulting in an accessible PDF. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty. *Adobe Acrobat Pro (paid), not just Adobe Reader (free), is recommended for the hands-on part of this course. If currently unavailable to you, Acrobat Pro can be purchased and downloaded at software.kent.edu.
10/11/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Making PDFs Accessible Using Adobe Acrobat Pro (BC 1 hr)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] Learn how to review PDFs for accessibility, including how to quickly identify and fix accessibility issues using Adobe Acrobat Pro’s built-in tools, resulting in an accessible PDF. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty. *Adobe Acrobat Pro (paid), not just Adobe Reader (free), is recommended for the hands-on part of this course. If currently unavailable to you, Acrobat Pro can be purchased and downloaded at software.kent.edu.
10/11/2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stark Campus Emergency Response Plan Training (BC 1.0)
Stark Campus Safety and Security is conducting an Emergency Response Plan workshops. The sessions are designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an emergency situation on campus. The evacuation process, assembly points, and associated procedures will be discussed. NOTE: These sessions are unique and specific to the Stark Campus.
10/17/2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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)
10/18/2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Practical Strategies for Supporting Students’ Mental Health (BC 1.5hr)
Mental well-being can impact student success in and out of the classroom. In this webinar, participants will learn about common mental health concerns that college students may face, how these concerns might present in this population, and how to recognize potential signs of distress. Participants will also develop practical tools to help students more effectively manage their distress and will be provided with opportunities to practice these techniques. Presenters: Jennifer Knott, Counseling & Psychological Services Kelly Tilley, Counseling & Psychological Services This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff and counts 1.5 hours toward you annual Beyond Compliance goal.
10/18/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 201: Toolbox and Audit (1 BC Hour)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] [Accessibility for Webmasters 101 Is a Required Prerequisite] 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.
10/25/2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Registration - 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. (60 min)
10/27/2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Webinar - Step Up, Speak Out (BC 1hr)
Step Up Speak Out is a system-wide initiative to promote resources for good mental health, foster a culture of care at Kent State and increase awareness of mental health concerns. Participants will learn risk factors for suicide, signs and symptoms of distressed and disruptive individuals, and strategies to appropriately respond in these situations. Campus and community mental health resources will be provided, so attendees may assist those in need, help keep our campus safe, and strengthen the Kent State community. This webinar is ideal for faculty and staff who are in direct contact with students. Presenters: Taléa Drummer-Ferrell, PhD, Associate VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Carrie Berta, PsyD, Assistant Director Clinical Services, Counseling & Psychological Services Tricia Knoles, Community Resource Officer, University Police Services Josh Perkins, PhD, Assistant Dean of Students, Director of the CARES Center This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This webinar sounds 1.0 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
10/31/2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Stark Campus Emergency Response Plan Training (BC 1.0)
Stark Campus Safety and Security is conducting an Emergency Response Plan workshops. The sessions are designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an emergency situation on campus. The evacuation process, assembly points, and associated procedures will be discussed. NOTE: These sessions are unique and specific to the Stark Campus.
November
11/1/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Allyship (BC 1hr)
Join AJ Conway for a discussion on allyship. More details coming! This webinar is counts 1 hr toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
11/3/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Office 365 Documents
[Student and Guest Registration] Learn the accessibility features of and best practices for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, and learn how to save documents as accessible PDFs. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty.
11/3/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Office 365 Documents (1 BC Hour)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] Learn the accessibility features of and best practices for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, and learn how to save documents as accessible PDFs. 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)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] 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?
[Student and Guest Registration] 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.
11/10/2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Open Registration - Working Towards Equity (BC 1.5 hrs)
Have you noticed the conversation shift towards equity and away from equality? This session will examine why. Participants will explore the concept of equity and begin to understand individual and institutional detours to achieving it. (90 min)
11/15/2022
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Happiness in the Workplace (BC 3hr)
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 3 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
11/15/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Accessible Code
[Student and Guest Registration] 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)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] 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.
11/17/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Supporting the unknown need: Assisting students with obtaining food, housing, and financial security (BC 1hr)
Did you know 1 in 3 students experience food insecurity and 56% of students experience housing insecurity at some point during their college tenure? Research shows that in order for students to thrive academically and socially, it is essential that their basic needs are met first. Join us to learn about how we connect students to basic needs resources so you can focus on supporting their academic success. This webinar counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
11/17/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Courses in Canvas: Designing Proactively Before Accommodation Letters
[Student and Guest Registration] Course accessibility and universal design principles are not ON or OFF. They are part of the journey you are already on: pursuing the best ways to meet the educational needs of your students. What if each semester you prioritized adding one new accessibility habit to your course design workflow in Canvas? What if those layers of accessibility built up semester after semester, until that beautiful moment when you're reading an accommodation letter and realize 'I've prepared for all of that!' We'll give you entry-level through advanced tips for ensuring an accessible course plus step-by-step tutorials on how to make it all happen in Canvas.
11/17/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Courses in Canvas: Designing Proactively Before Accommodation Letters (1 BC hr)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] Course accessibility and universal design principles are not ON or OFF. They are part of the journey you are already on: pursuing the best ways to meet the educational needs of your students. What if each semester you prioritized adding one new accessibility habit to your course design workflow in Canvas? What if those layers of accessibility built up semester after semester, until that beautiful moment when you're reading an accommodation letter and realize 'I've prepared for all of that!' We'll give you entry-level through advanced tips for ensuring an accessible course plus step-by-step tutorials on how to make it all happen in Canvas.
11/21/2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Open Registration - Understanding Race and Racism (BC 1.5 hrs)
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. (90-120 min)
11/29/2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility for Webmasters 202: Strategy (1 BC Hour)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] [Accessibility for Webmasters 101 and 201 Are Required Prerequisites] 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
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility Awareness 101
[Student and Guest Registration] 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. 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, faculty and staff. This workshop counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
12/1/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessibility Awareness 101 (BC 1 hr)
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. 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, faculty and staff. This workshop counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
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.
12/1/2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Conducting Effective Searches (BC 1hr)
Topics disussed: • Affirmative Action Overview • Hiring Certification Course in Canvas • (Talent Acquisition) Initial rating sheets (under review by hiring manager) and Interview rating sheets • (Talent Acquisition) Making a Good-Faith Effort (interviewing qualified candidates, advertising) • Establish a diverse search committee to allow for a wide range of diverse perspectives • Evaluate candidates objectively • Applying the criteria and qualifications outline in job posting/description (ex: this candidate has an Ivy League degree) • Avoid Bias and Cognitive Errors/Distortions (labeling, Job pays too low, overqualified) • Understanding the job groups and recruitment data • Maintaining Search Records for a minimum of 3-yrs. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff and counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
12/6/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating Accessible Marketing and Social Media 101
[Student and Guest Registration] 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 Marketing and Social Media 101 (1.5 BC Hour)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] 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 (1.5 BC Hour)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] 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.
12/8/2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Open Registration - Creating an Inclusive Workplace (BC 1.5 hrs)
What does an inclusive workplace look like and how can we create one? Participants will explore these questions, learn some basics and strategize on how they can contribute to making a more inclusive work environment. (90-120 min)
12/8/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Making PDFs Accessible Using Adobe Acrobat Pro
[Student and Guest Registration] Learn how to review PDFs for accessibility, including how to quickly identify and fix accessibility issues using Adobe Acrobat Pro’s built-in tools, resulting in an accessible PDF. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty. *Adobe Acrobat Pro (paid), not just Adobe Reader (free), is recommended for the hands-on part of this course. If currently unavailable to you, Acrobat Pro can be purchased and downloaded at software.kent.edu.
12/8/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Making PDFs Accessible Using Adobe Acrobat Pro (BC 1 hr)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] Learn how to review PDFs for accessibility, including how to quickly identify and fix accessibility issues using Adobe Acrobat Pro’s built-in tools, resulting in an accessible PDF. Session includes hands-on practice. Open to students, staff, and faculty. *Adobe Acrobat Pro (paid), not just Adobe Reader (free), is recommended for the hands-on part of this course. If currently unavailable to you, Acrobat Pro can be purchased and downloaded at software.kent.edu.
12/13/2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Appreciation in the Workplace (BC 2hr)
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 2 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
12/15/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Parenting Students (BC 1hr)
Students raising their own children while pursuing an education are a rapidly growing demographic across the nation’s higher ed. landscape. Kent State University is certainly no different. This training will offer an overview of national and KSU data, population needs, initiatives for support, and ways in which you can make a difference in your work and classrooms. Presenters: Josh Rider, Center for Adult and Veteran Services Sarah Helmick, Center for Adult and Veteran Services Deanna Donaugh, Academic Engagement and Degree Completion This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff and counts 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal.
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 Conway 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.
2/23/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating an Accessible Kent State: the Value of Becoming a Student-with-Disabilities Ready University (BC 1hr)
[Faculty/Staff Registration for Beyond Compliance Credit] 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.
2/28/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Employment Law Overview (BC 1hr)
Join David Ochmann, General Counsel, for discussion of key employment laws. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff and 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.