Employees are to complete enhanced Title IX training by June 1

Johns Hopkins has rolled out an updated training to provide all employees with critical information about how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct and other forms of harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Any employee who hasn't already completed this new, enhanced Title IX training is responsible for doing so by this summer. Here's what you need to know:

What: It's an online, interactive course that provides practical tips for maintaining a safe, inclusive work environment while also updating you on the latest standards and laws, including Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act. The course guides you through realistic scenarios that can occur at work, along with real-life examples of legal issues involving sexual harassment, other sexual misconduct, and discrimination.

It takes about two hours total to complete the training, but note that the program can be completed at your own pace over several sessions.

Where: The course has been added to your Learning Plan in myLearning. You can also click this link to launch the training now.

When: The goal is to have all Johns Hopkins employees complete the course by June 1, 2018.

The university started releasing the training to several leadership divisions last spring and is now reaching out across all campuses and departments. This new, highly interactive course with more robust content replaces an older Title IX training program that was in place before spring 2017. Every employee should complete this new training regardless of past training.

Why: To provide all employees with a clear understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace; to ensure that designated "responsible employees" understand who they are and their duty to report such incidents; and to join in the university's efforts to foster an inclusive, supportive, and harassment-free work environment.

"This training is an important first step for supporting a safe, nondiscriminatory work environment for everyone at Johns Hopkins," says Heidi Conway, the university's vice president for human resources.

For more information, see the FAQ.

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