CRTC staff provides training and facilitated conversations on topics relevant to our compliance areas. Employees may also browse through various online learning opportunities published in Western's Training Portal.
A variety of training topics are provided in video format below.
CRTC Video Series for Students
You Belong Here
Title IX Crash Course
What You Can Do
Mandatory Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training
Western requires all employees to complete mandatory online training on harassment and discrimination prevention. New employees and existing employees who are due for on-going training will be assigned to require training by CRTC. Western has partnered with Get Inclusive as the official vendor to deliver these online trainings; employees who are assigned to the training will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the mandatory prevention training requirements.
Student-employees 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.
Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Training Requirements for Search Committees
All search committee members must complete CRTC's required online Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action training prior to review of any applications (this includes review of any potential Dual Career Assistance applicants). The online training can be accessed through the Western Training Portal. Search chairs are responsible to ensure that this training requirement is communicated to all committee members and that the required training is completed in a timely manner. The training is more of a “read through” training, so CRTC recommends asking committee members to complete the training individually by a certain date and then re-convening the committee afterwards to discuss any questions they may have or anything that would be helpful to review as a committee. Search chairs are also encouraged to share with the committee CRTC’s Toolkit for Inclusive Searches, which contains important resources and information for search committees. Questions may be directed to the CRTC Compliance Manager.
The online training explores what equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements mean in practice as we conduct searches and with respect to the individuals we employ. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. It is also the policy of the University to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected (or covered) veterans, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. Affirmative actions include training programs, outreach efforts, and other positive steps. This policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment. Furthermore, the University will provide qualified applicants and employees who request an accommodation due to a disability with reasonable accommodations, as required by law.