Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-T2-2: Employee Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lynette Chappell-Williams
Associate VP
Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Cornell offers programs to develop cultural competence in both supervisors and employees. The Supervisory Training Program for Academic Staff has a module dedicated specifically to cultural appreciation and understanding. (www.hr.cornell.edu/life/career/supervisory_training_academic.html).

Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) offers programs which create safety around highly charged workplace issues, facilitating honest dialogue, self awareness and organizational learning on four levels: personal, interpersonal, group and institutional/community.

CITE has the unique ability to take concepts of diversity and inclusion and make them real and personal for participant groups. Interactive theatre and facilitated dialogue from multiple points of view create a climate for participants building on inclusion, fosters collaboration and gives participants knowledge and tools to take back to their own work environments. Many Cornell employees and work groups have benefitted from attending this training (http://www.hr.cornell.edu/life/career/cite.html).

Cornell has established Employee Skills for Success as well as Leadership Skills for Success. Diversity & Inclusion are included in both sets of skills for success. These skill sets are at the corner stone of Cornell's performance management process as well as integrated into the design of programs available to all Cornell employees. In particular, the employee program Turning Point and the Leading Cornell Program, includes these skills for success in their curriculum. (http://www.hr.cornell.edu/life/career/leadership_s4s.pdf)(http://www.hr.cornell.edu/life/career/turning_point.html)

Respect in the Workplace is a simulated on-line training program focusing on real-life situations in the workplace on avoiding harassment and discrimination at Cornell and understanding Title IX. Many units and divisions are making it mandatory for their staff to take the course and departments are being tracked in their completion against the university and other departments.

The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:

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