Discrimination Trainings

These standard trainings last 90 minutes.

Arrest/Conviction Record Discrimination
The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse actions related to an individual’s arrest record and conviction record in employment. This training will discuss employer/employee/applicant rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for employers.
Disability Rights
The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse actions related to an individual’s disability which can constitute discrimination. This training will discuss individual rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for agencies conducting business within the City of Madison.
Discrimination and Workers Rights
Learn about the discrimination enforcement laws that protect employees from certain conduct by employers, what activities/actions are protected, best practices used by employees and employers, and where one can go to get help or services if needed.
Doing Business with the City of Madison
The purpose of this workshop will be to provide assistance to those seeking to get involved in city business either as a vendor, contractor or community based organization. The workshop will cover contract compliance with pertinent civil rights laws, including SBE utilization, Affirmative Action Plans, and Disability Rights compliance.
Fair Employment Practices
The purpose of this workshop will be to review fair employment practices as related to workplace discrimination. This training will discuss employer/employee/applicant rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for employers.
Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse action related to an individual’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity which can constitute discrimination. The training will discuss individual rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for agencies conducting business in the City of Madison.
Homelessness & Physical Appearance Discrimination
The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse actions related to an individual’s homelessness status and/or physical appearance which can constitute discrimination. This training will discuss individual rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for library employees.
RaISE: Referrals and Interviews for Sustainable Employment
The purpose of this workshop will be to inform the public about how the job skills bank can assist them in obtaining meaningful employment. This workshop will walk participants the job skills bank application process, discuss next steps for applicants, and inform participants about how the Department of Civil Rights can assist them.
National Origin/Ancestry Discrimination:
The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse actions related to an individual’s national origin and/or ancestry which can constitute discrimination. This training will discuss individual rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for agencies conducting business within the City of Madison.
Race and Color Discrimination
The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse actions related to an individual’s race which can constitute discrimination. This training will discuss individual rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for agencies conducting business within the City of Madison.
Sex Discrimination & Harassment
The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse actions related to an individual’s sex which can constitute discrimination. This training will discuss individual rights and responsibilities, as well as best practices for agencies conducting business within the City of Madison.
Social Media
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss how human resources personnel are using the information contain on social media sites when making hiring decisions. What kinds of implications does this have on applicants?

Specialized Trainings

Specialized Trainings last 3-4 hours. There is a $50 per person fee for specialized trainings. (There may be additional costs for larger groups and trainings outside of the City)

Identifying Ableism: A Social Justice Model of Disability
The purpose of this workshop will be to introduce participants to the concept of ableism, and create a new framework in which to view disability. The workshop will discuss historic policies that have excluded people with disabilities, the shift to a social model of disability, and will present new views in which to address disability discrimination.
Implicit Bias
Everyone has biases that shape how we see the world. Unconscious bias allows us to process complex information and assists us with decision making. The purpose of this workshop will be to understand how unconscious biases are formed and learn how we can challenge our own biases. The workshop will also discuss how unconscious bias impacts the way we perceive and interact with people different from ourselves and how unconscious bias can lead to discrimination.
LGBTQ+ Awareness
The purpose of this training is to provide participants an introduction to concepts and issues related to the LGBTQ+ community. This training will also provide tips for establishing a welcoming environment and inclusive services for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Workplace Equity
The Workforce Equity Training will provide participants with a foundation of key concepts and tools to integrate into their daily work in order to move towards an equitable workplace. This training will also provide participants with an introduction of how to implement initiatives in the workplace to make equity a core principle in decisions and policies of the organization.