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
April
4/3/2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Safe Space Ally Training - Stark Campus - Cancelled
Registration Closed
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.
4/14/2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Communicating Across Generations (BC 3 hrs)
Registration Closed
Do you communicate well with people outside of your age group? Find out how to improve communication across generations by learning about each of the generations found in today's workforce. Knowledge about each generation will give you a general understanding about each group's frame of reference and help you interact and work together more effectively. As a result of Communicating Across Generations, you will: • Learn about effective interpersonal communication between different generations • Discover common frustrations that people have about generational differences • Identify communication skills that can contribute to establishing effective teams This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
4/16/2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stark Campus QPR (BC 1 hour) - part of the FYE Student Success Series
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. In collaboration with the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services board, Kent State University at Stark is proud to present QPR Training for free to its community members. 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.
4/16/2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LIVE VIRTUAL - Generations - Gen Z (BC 1.5 hrs)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
This course is a Live Virtual Workshop that we will facilitate via Microsoft Teams. Please register for the workshop with the provided Learning Stream link and we will send you a Microsoft Teams invite a couple days before the start of the workshop. Do you communicate well with people outside of your age group? Find out how to improve communication across generations by learning about each of Generation Z. This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
4/17/2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
CANCELED ADULT Mental Health First Aid (BC 8.0 hrs) April 17, 2020 8:30-5:00 Trumbull Campus
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
CANCELED - ADULT Mental Health First Aid This is the ADULT Mental Health First Aid course. This is an evidence-based training course that teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. In this course you will learn risk factors and signs of addictions and mental illness, information about the impact of mental and substance use disorders, a 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help, and where you can find local resources to assist during a crisis. The course IS CANCELED on Friday April 17, 2020 Technology Building Room 171T at the Kent State Trumbull Campus. This workshop counts as 8.0 hours toward your annual Beyond Compliance requirement for faculty/staff and 600 FLASHperks for students .
4/17/2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (BC 2.5 hrs)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
This workshop, based on the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, gives participants an opportunity to understand the laws under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Participants will increase their understanding of the original intent of the definition of disability, factors that qualify an individual as disabled, and information about the complaint process and the reasonable accommodation request process. This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
4/29/2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors (BC 3 hrs)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
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.
4/29/2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
ALiCE Training (Faculty/Staff)(BC 1.5 hours) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
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.
May
5/8/2020
9:00 AM - 5/8/2019 12:00 PM
Principles of Conflict Management (BC 3 hours)
Have trouble dealing with workplace conflict? Ever feel like you spend too much time going round and round without any resolution? Then, this is the course for you! Guided by a self-assessment tool and practical exercises, participants will: • Discover their preferred conflict management style • Learn how to distinguish between the different styles of conflict • Gain practical experience in applying conflict styles • Explore communication strategies This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. This workshop counts as 3 hours towards your Beyond Compliance goal.
5/12/2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Managing Disruptive Behaviors: Staff Edition (BC 1hr)
This presentation has been specifically developed from YOUR feedback after Managing Disruptive Behaviors. Anyone can end up engaging in behaviors that are disruptive to others, including co-workers and supervisors! Join Emily Ribnik, Student Services at our Stark campus, for a webinar focusing on what can cause disruptive behaviors, identifying behaviors that need intervention, different types of interventions to consider, management and supervisory considerations, and general tips for managing ourselves and our reactions to others in the workplace. This webinar counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
5/18/2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ALiCE Training (Faculty/Staff)(BC 1.5 hours) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
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.
5/27/2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prevent Bullying in the Workplace (BC 3 hr)
Bullying happens in more places than just the playground. How should we respond to bullying in the workplace? This workshop explores what this social issue is and how we can respond by improving workplace relationships, communication and promoting healthy campus expectations. Learners will be able to: • Differentiate between bullying, harassment and normal workplace expectations • Discover tactics to prevent workplace bullying • Explore university reporting procedures for bullying • Care for yourself in the midst of bullying This workshop counts toward 3 hours of your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
June
6/3/2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
ALiCE Training (Faculty/Staff)(BC 1.5 hours) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
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.
6/4/2020
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Safe Space Ally Training - Kent Hall (BC 2 hours)
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.
6/11/2020
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Title IX Facilitator Led Training (Employees) (BC 1hr)
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.
6/16/2020
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.
6/17/2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Communicating Across Generations (BC 3 hrs)
Do you communicate well with people outside of your age group? Find out how to improve communication across generations by learning about each of the generations found in today's workforce. Knowledge about each generation will give you a general understanding about each group's frame of reference and help you interact and work together more effectively. As a result of Communicating Across Generations, you will: • Learn about effective interpersonal communication between different generations • Discover common frustrations that people have about generational differences • Identify communication skills that can contribute to establishing effective teams This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
July
7/8/2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Managing Change and Transition (BC 1hr)
We face change on a daily basis. It is part of our lives at work and at home. Change can be difficult to handle, especially if we are resistant to it. In this webinar, we will explore the Change and Transition Model to addresses the four stages of change (denial, resistance, exploration, and commitment) and how to handle the concerns of each. Participants will learn tips on how to manage change and transition as they: • Understand how change influences behavior • Learn and explore the four stages of change • Apply the Change and Transition Model to accelerate change/transition and increase its likelihood of success This webinar counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
August
8/18/2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Empowering Faculty and Staff to Partner for Title IX Compliance (BC 1hr)
Join Bobby Brown, HR Compliance, and Trent Stratton, Intercollegiate Athletics, 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.
September
9/10/2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Depression Coping Mechanisms (BC 1hr)
Join Kim Laurene and Emily Nelson, Center for Public Policy & Health, for a discussion on coping mechanisms for aiding people with depression. Content TBD. This webinar counts as 1 hour toward your annual Beyond Compliance goal. This webinar is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.
January
1/28/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar - Empowering Faculty and Staff to Partner for Title IX Compliance (BC 1hr)
Join Bobby Brown, HR Compliance, and Trent Stratton, Intercollegiate Athletics, 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.