Training & Education
The training and education opportunities below are available at UNC-Chapel Hill for students, faculty, staff, and Postdoctoral Fellows.
Speak up Carolina
Speak Up Carolina is a resource to foster constructive dialogue around difficult issues. When hurtful or alienating incidents occur, they affect us all. We may not know what to say. We say something and regret it. We may laugh uncomfortably. We may retreat, become frustrated or angry and wish later that we had spoken up. These events can be insidious and isolating; when that happens, they become part of the environment, and ultimately, they corrode community.
Speak Up Carolina consists of a variety of examples created with the advice of students, faculty and staff. It is intended to: 1) support self-awareness, 2) acknowledge shared experiences, 3) encourage discussion, 4) find strategies and resources. We invite you to explore the site, use it to help realize our community’s values, and share your own ideas and encounters to help us continue to expand the resource.
Staff at Student Wellness, Carolina Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office, UNC Police, and Office for Diversity and Inclusion are available to assist student groups or UNC-CH departments in planning and implementing prevention, education, and awareness raising programs on campus about issues of discrimination, harassment and violence. Student Wellness hosts a programming guide on their website.
EverFi Haven Online Module (Incoming Students)
UNC-CH has partnered with EverFi to provide an online, research-based program, called Haven, which allows students to learn about important prevention skills for sexual assault and relationship violence. This online module is separate from the in-person HAVEN training.
Please note: All students who sign up to attend HAVEN in-person training must first complete the EverFi online module, Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault. Instructions on how to complete this module are available on the Student Wellness website.
Green Zone Training (Faculty & Staff)
Green Zone training is for faculty and staff who wish to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the Carolina community to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. These individuals are not expected to be experts who can “solve problems.” They are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help the student veteran identify and connect with the appropriate resources. Upon completion of Green Zone Training, attendees will receive a placard they may display on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
For more information and to register, please visit the website for the Office of the Dean of Students.
HAVEN Training (Students, Faculty, Staff & Post Doctoral Fellows)
HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Student Wellness. It provides students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows with tools to be an ally to someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking. The three-hour training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community.
HAVEN spring dates are now posted!
HAVEN faculty/staff trainings for spring 2020:
- January 13th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (location TBD)
- February 13th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (location TBD)
- March 9th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (location TBD)
- April 17th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (location TBD)
- May 11th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (location TBD)
HAVEN student trainings for spring 2020:
- January 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (location TBD)
- February 19th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (location TBD)
- March 25th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (location TBD)
- April 8th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (location TBD)
If you have a group or department who is interested in receiving a training, please email email@example.com for scheduling information.
After successfully completing the HAVEN training, participants will receive a placard that can be displayed on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop, or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
One Act Bystander Education (Students)
One Act and One Act for Greeks are skills trainings for Carolina students who are interested in preventing interpersonal violence. The trainings are led by peer educators and a full-time staff member.
One Act is student-led collaboration with Student Wellness that was launched in Fall 2010. This training provides the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and harassment and take preventive action in your everyday life to help your friends. Sign up to attend a training here. One Act for Greeks is tailored for members of fraternities and sororities. After students attend One Act, they receive placards, stickers, and/or buttons that they may display on their residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
Submit a non-emergency question about violence prevention to One Act Peer Educators here.
Safe Zone Training (Students, Faculty & Staff)
Safe Zone is a four-hour training program designed to create a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and allied (LGBTQIA) students. The desired goal for the Safe Zone program is ultimately to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. After students, faculty and staff attend Safe Zone, they receive placards that they may display on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
Learn more about Safe Zone trainings here.
Diversity in the Workplace (Faculty & Staff)
- Diversity and Leadership: (90 min) This workshop is targeted towards student groups and teams. The workshop focuses on how leadership builds team culture, strengths of having a diverse team and essentials for inclusive excellence in groups. The workshop also provides participants with resources to address barriers, build relationships and have a transformational learning experience.
- Diversity in the Classroom: (2 hours) This workshop is targeted towards emerging educators who are working in a classroom setting. The workshop addresses recognizing diversity, understanding culture and its influence on classroom dynamics and advancing discourse around diversity issues within a classroom. The workshop also provides resources for educators and students to engage in diversity opportunities within and outside the classroom.
- Diversity and Gender: (2 hours) This workshop is targeted towards groups and units who wish to address gender and its influence within their work setting on culture, leadership styles and team dynamics. The workshop creates space for facilitated conversations around inclusive practices, advancing gender equity and creating a safe and supportive climate that celebrates achievement, experiences and diversity.
- Diversity in the Workplace: (2 hours) This workshop is targeted towards units and groups who wish to understand policies and procedures related to diversity within the UNC system. The workshop provides information on University policies and statistics related to gender and minority presence in the campus student body and workforce. The workshop also addresses diversity and its intersections, influence on identity and work performance, climate and overall team dynamics.
- Diversity in Hiring: (2 hours) This workshop is co-hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and explores the recruitment, search, hiring, and retention process through a diversity and equity lens. This collaborative effort offers participants with practical and theoretical approaches to conducting a search, while operating within the scope of EEO, Affirmative Action, and other UNC policies and institutional commitments. Search committees have the opportunity to enhance the standard of excellence at UNC through connecting with an exceptional, diverse group of candidates. UNC recruitment and hiring practices should reflect our institutional mission to lead change and to impact a diverse community of students to become the next generation of leaders.
- Cultural Diversity & Awareness/Understanding Unconscious Bias (90 min): This workshop is will provide an overall understanding of the University’s commitment to diversity and gain insight into the diversity data for UNC. The workshop will provide space to engage in an interactive discussion on culture, power and privilege within systems such as UNC and introduce participants to the impact of implicit bias in our daily decision making process. To culminate, we will discuss and develop simple constructive ways to increase our self -awareness and self-reflection to increase inclusive practices in our day to day work and life.
Mandatory Title IX Awareness and Violence Prevention Online Modules (Students, Faculty & Staff)
This online training includes information about laws prohibiting sexual harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking. It also provides information regarding how to identify this prohibited conduct, seek support following incidents and report such conduct. For more information about the training, please contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)966-3576.
Responsible Employee Training (Employees)
This Web-based training, which is distributed annually in the fall of the year, helps those individuals who are designated by the University as Responsible Employees understand their reporting responsibilities. If you have received notification that you are a Responsible Employee from the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and you have questions, would like to complete the training in person, or would like to arrange an in-person training session for the Responsible Employees in your department/unit, contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at email@example.com or (919) 966-3576.
Sexual Wellness Appointments (Students)
Student Wellness offers one-on-one and small group sexual wellness appointments with trained health educators. Topics for these appointments include but are not limited to: healthy sexual relationships, contraceptive consultations, HIV testing and counseling, and other concerns related to sexual health and healthy relationships. Learn more information about Student Wellness’ sexual wellness services here.
Self-Defense Training (Students)
UNC Police offers self-defense training, Rape Aggression Defense, each semester for men or women (sex-segregated classes).