Training Overview


CRTC staff provides training and facilitated conversations on topics relevant to our compliance areas. All upcoming training dates and select online learning opportunities for employees are published in Western's Training Portal.

A variety of training topics are provided in video format below.

Training Topics

CRTC Video Series for Students

You Belong Here


Title IX Crash Course


What You Can Do


Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The CRTC has recently revised its mandatory prevention training requirements. All employees are currently required to receive online training on sexual harassment prevention and response upon hire. Current employees will be invited to receive ongoing training on this topic in alignment with state and federal law, and current recommendations from the Washington State Human Rights Commission.


Student-employees who have any supervisory or evaluative authority (e.g., RAs, graduate assistants) are required to receive training pertaining to their rights and responsibilities under Western policy 1600.04, Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment under Title IX. This training requirement can be met by completing the online and asynchronous Student Employee: Rights and Responsibilities, Sexual Harassment Prevention training which is published in Western's Training Portal.

All other student-employees may complete the online Student Employee: Rights and Responsibilities, Sexual harassment Prevention training at the discretion of their supervisors.

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Training

Multiple federal and state civil rights laws require that all job applicants be provided with an equal opportunity to seek employment at Western. Affirmative action regulations likewise require that search committees engage in proactive efforts to build diverse applicant pools for staff positions. This training explores what these requirements mean in practice as we conduct searches.

Training requirements vary depending on the position classification. All committee members involved in Professional staff searches must complete the CRTC's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action training prior to reviewing any applicants (this includes applications from Dual Career Assistance candidates). The search chair is responsible for ensuring that all committee members receive this important information either by completing the asynchronous training made available in Western's Training Portal.

Committee members serving on Classified staff searches are encouraged, although not required, to receive training at this time. Faculty search chairs should contact the CRTC Compliance Manager for current training requirements.

OCR Webinars: Federal Civil Rights Protections in Education

Introduction: Civil Rights Protections

Online Education &Website Accessibility

How to File an OCR Compliant

OCR Webinars: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment

New Title IX Regulations: An Introduction

New Title IX Protections: Sexual Assault

New Title IX Protections: Due Process

Reporting Sexual Harassment Under Title IX

Conducting Title IX Hearings

The First Amendment & Title IX