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Education & Training Programs

The Institutional Equity team provides educational programs available to staff and faculty, as part of Tulane’s commitment to fostering and maintaining a diverse working and learning environment. Courses offered are designed to raise awareness, challenge our thinking and promote a respectful and inclusive environment.

Below are descriptions of each course with more information about how to schedule or complete courses. We encourage all staff to do your part to promote diversity and inclusion by bringing these courses to your department.

Live Virtual Trainings

Civil Treatment training program: This is a dynamic and interactive learning experience that promotes a clear understanding of Tulane’s workplace standards and expectations. With simple and sustainable learning models and tools, leaders and employees will develop skills proven to positively impact the workplace culture and business results in ways that align with Tulane’s mission and values.

Civil Treatment Education for Employees

Civil Treatment for Employees® simulates realistic workplace scenarios, offering insights and practical skills relevant to Tulane’s success. By focusing on day-to-day behaviors, Civil Treatment for Employees challenges and motivates participants to consider the impact of their behavior and encourages them to speak up when issues arise.

Topics include: Speaking up about workplace issues, inappropriate and abusive behavior, social media and electronic communications, manager’s duty to act, and inappropriate mutual banter.

Civil Treatment for Employees is a 2.5 hour class. Current sessions are scheduled for January 12,  February 24, March 31, and April 8.

Registration for Civil Treatment for Employees


Civil Treatment Education for Leaders

Civil Treatment for Leaders® leverages a dynamic, interactive, and experiential learning approach to provide leaders with the skills and insights they need to achieve positive business results and engage employees in ways that inspire their best work. Using real-life business scenarios, Civil Treatment for Leaders simulates some of the most important conversations leaders will have with their people.  

Topics include: coaching and managing performance, addressing inappropriate behavior (harassment, discrimination, bullying, retaliation, unprofessional), making employment decisions, duty to act, welcoming concerns, and modeling the behaviors that ensure an inclusive, productive work environment.

Civil Treatment for Leaders is a 2.5 hour class. Current sessions are scheduled for December 9, December 16, January 28, February 9,  March 10, March 19, and April 20.

Registration for Civil Treatment for Leaders


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Library

These online courses are self-driven and offer a deeper understanding into building an equitable work environment.

Unconscious Bias

This 25-minute course helps people making personnel and management decisions understand some of the underlying causes of unconscious bias. It discusses how these biases work against building a diverse and inclusive workforce and presents techniques for helping to overcome unconscious bias in decision making.

Registration for Unconcious Bias


Microaggresions in the Workplace

Microaggressions are subtle or unintentional comments or actions that can have a negative impact on others and the workplace. This 15-minute training, designed for all employees, explains microaggressions and the effect they can have on others, examines why certain remarks are considered microaggressions, and provides guidance for responding to microaggressions in a positive and effective manner.

Registration for Microagressions in the Workplace


Workplace Diversity, Inclusion, & Sensitivity

The 35-minute course explains racial identity and racism alongside core Diversity & Inclusion concepts and provides practical steps to help individuals choose inclusive actions, improve cultural competency, and address unconscious bias. The course further emphasizes the role civility and workplace sensitivity play in promoting a respectful culture.

Registration for Workplace Diversity, Inclusion, & Sensitivity



Harassment and Discrimination Prevention

Tulane is committed to maintaining a workplace free of sexual harassment and discrimination. One of the ways we do this is through providing annual mandatory online training courses. These courses are designed to educate all of us on how to better recognize, respond, report and to ultimately prevent discrimination and sexual harassment at Tulane.

There are two courses. One is designed for non-supervisory employees and the other for employees who supervise others. Both courses are also available in Spanish.

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Employees

This 40-minute course for employees explains the expected behaviors for building a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. The course is divided into brief, schedule-friendly episodes that cover current topics including sexual harassment, discrimination, bystander intervention, diversity and inclusion.

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Employees


Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Managers

This 55-minute course for managers explains the expected behaviors for building a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. The course covers current topics including sexual harassment, discrimination, bystander intervention, diversity and inclusion, and describes the responsibilities of managers to prevent inappropriate conduct, and to respond appropriately should it occur.

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Managers


Contact Us

For more information or to book your office training, contact the Institutional Equity team at 504-862-8083 or oie@tulane.edu.