Types of Trainings

Harvard’s Title IX Prevention & Awareness Program strives to deliver customizable programs and trainings for faculty, staff, and students across individual Schools and Units in the Harvard Community.

The Program integrates compliance with excellence and engagement in order to empower individuals, advance institutional response, and promote cultural change. You can peruse our engagement and training topics listed below.

Faculty & Staff Workshops

Responding to Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment

This interactive workshop introduces participants to the national landscape of sexual and gender-based harassment; familiarizes participants with University Policy and procedures pertaining to harassment; reviews campus resources; and offers interactive case scenarios that engage all audience members in responding to disclosures of harassment by peers and colleagues.

Harassment Prevention & Response 2.0

This workshop builds on “Responding to Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment” and focuses on unpacking case-scenarios, role-playing scenarios around disclosure and understanding formal and informal complaint processes. Participants will strengthen skills necessary to effectively respond to disclosures and begin to build skills for prevention.

Gender Diversity & LGBTQ Inclusion: from “A” to “Ze”

This interactive workshop introduces audiences to terminology, best practices and practical tools for LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace. Participants will be invited to share from their own experiences, become familiar with terms and pronouns, and integrate recommendations for supporting colleagues, students and stakeholders across the Harvard community.

Intersections of Identity and Title IX

While Title IX is a law designed to promote gender equity in educational institutions, conversations pertaining to gender equity often intersect with identity categories that may be affected by harassment and discrimination. This interactive workshop invites participants to consider how intersections of gender and other identities (such as race, class, immigration status, dis/ability, sexual orientation) may impact experiences of harm and help-seeking.

Universal Manager Training

The Title IX Office regularly participates in Universal Management Training (UMT) in partnership with the Harvard Center for Workforce Development. Interactive panels enable participants to consider and respond to case scenarios and questions pertaining to sexual and gender-based harassment. Participants learn how to detect signs of harassment, determine who their Title IX Coordinators are, and contact the appropriate personnel as responsible employees.

Bystander Intervention & Beyond

Recent outreach efforts and community input have clearly signaled that staff, students, and faculty are eager to adopt practical tools to enable them to detect and respond to signs of harassment in their own learning and work environments. The Title IX Bystander Intervention & Beyond program invites participants to reflect on their own experiences as bystanders, discover opportunities to improve community climate, and develop personalized strategies to prevent sexual and gender based harassment in the spaces where they live, learn, and work.

Student Workshops

How Harvard Responds to Harassment

This interactive workshop introduces students the national landscape of sexual and gender-based harassment; familiarizes participants with University Policy and procedures pertaining to harassment; reviews campus resources; and offers interactive case scenarios that engage all audience members in responding to disclosures of harassment by peers and colleagues.

Harassment Prevention & Response 2.0

This workshop builds on students’ experiences from “How Harvard Responds to Harassment” and focuses on unpacking case-scenarios, role-playing scenarios around disclosure and understanding formal and informal complaint processes. Participants will strengthen skills necessary to effectively respond to disclosures and begin to build skills for prevention.

Gender Diversity & LGBTQ Inclusion: from “A” to “Ze”

This interactive workshop introduces students to terminology, best practices and practical tools for LGBTQ inclusion in living, learning and social spaces at Harvard and beyond. Participants will be invited to share from their own experiences, become familiar with terms and pronouns, and integrate recommendations for supporting fellow students and stakeholders across the Harvard community.

Unpacking “Title IX”

For students who are interested in deepening their understanding of Title IX, the language of the law, as well as its limitations, this workshop will offer more detailed information about the past and present state of gender equity in educational institutions. Facilitators will offer historical narrative and invite participants to consider what they can do as individuals to empower their communities to prevent harassment and promote equity.