Mandatory Prevention Training

Employee Requirement

Western requires all employees to complete mandatory harassment and discrimination prevention training. This year, Western has partnered with a third-party to provide this important learning opportunity by implementing two courses:

  1. Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Gateway (duration: 35 minutes). This course prepares learners to cultivate and maintain a workplace culture resistant to discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Employees will be equipped with the information and skills that promote intervention, empathy, and allyship. 

  2. Building Supportive Communities: Clery Act and Title IX (duration 35 minutes). This course takes a close look at the issue of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, in higher education. This course is currently being offered in place of the previously required Sexual Harassment Prevention training (SHPT). 

Ongoing training on sexual harassment and intimate partner violence prevention is required for all permanent employees (See POL_U1600.04). 

How do I access these trainings?

The CRTC will assign required training to all new employees following their start date. Upon assignment, new employees will receive an email invitation containing access instructions and any requisites for completion. All new employees should complete the online trainings within one month of being assigned to it. The student versions these trainings are provided by Western's Prevention and Wellness Services.

Current employees who are due to receive training will be contacted by the the CRCT Compliance Manager.

Exemptions

Western is sensitive to community members who have a personal history with sexual violence. Students, faculty and staff who feel the Building Supportive Communities: Clery Act and Title IX training would be unacceptably upsetting due to that experience may contact Prevention and Wellness Services at (360) 650-2993 (students) or the CRTC at (360) 650-3307 (employees) to discuss an alternative way to receive important information contained in the training.