Affirmative Action Representative - Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action
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ATLAS Awareness Training for for Leadership Advancement Series

  Affirmative Action Representative Certificate

As a recipient of A.T.L.A.S.’s Affirmative Action Representative certification, participants will be equipped with cultural, legal and practical skills to ensure UWO remains proactive in understanding and alleviating discriminatory practices that can hinder recruitment, employment and interpersonal interactions on campus. These interactive and informative courses will expand awareness on UWO’s diversity institutional goals, impact unconscious bias & Micro aggressions in the campus environment, inform roles of Tenure Observers in equitable promotion, and take an in-depth look at Protected classifications and accommodations.

Facilitated by experienced and engaging trainers, this certification is designed for those who specialize in Human Resources, administration, supervisors, and faculty members. This certification is grounded in up-to-date policy and best practices that will assist participants in improving and maintaining an environment where all experiences are considered, valued and promoted.

Contact Us

Dempsey Hall 337
(920) 424-1166
(920) 424-2021
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Courses for completion include:

Unconscious Bias

Whether it is in hiring, daily interactions, promotions, or interpersonal interactions, everyday decisions are made by well-intended people who miss the unconscious socializations that led them there. Once uncovered, bias is an issue that we can strategize to reduce in each of us. This training will define unconscious bias and ways to identify, examine and reduce our personal biases, including those that occur most often in the academic setting.


Employees and students of color, women, and LGBTQIA individuals deal with daily jokes, slights, and insults (verbal and environmental) in the campus environment. Mostly unintentional, these interactions can generalize, dehumanize, and stigmatize others preventing students from fully experiencing their classrooms and employees from their workplace. This training will define micro-aggressions, detail its different forms, impact on the targets and provide solutions to reduce it in your environment.


Hiring @ UWO

Employee recruitment is important to the type of inclusive environment we are creating at UWO. Diverse experiences foster our progression academically and socially. This training will be an in-depth, comprehensive overview of our hiring process including targeted diversity recruitment, strategies in selecting an inclusive search and screen committee, hiring goals and how to successfully navigate the approval process.


Overview of Diversity, Retention, and Inclusivity at UWO

This training will be an ongoing progress report of diversity on our campus and some of the initiatives we have undergone to reflect a more inclusive environment, including the A.T.L.A.S. program. Also, we will discuss the impact that personal culture can have on our work environment as we pursue more ways to have more voices heard on campus and in leadership.


Tenure Observer/Affirmative Action Representative

This training will teach participants the responsibilities of a tenure observer, pursuant to Faculty Personnel Rules Chapter 4.B.10(3)(b) and 4.C.3(3); as well as a search and screen committee representative pursuant to Governance Documents GOV 6.4(2.3).



This training will examine different forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment with an emphasis on understanding the intricacies of a “protected class” from a legal perspective. Also, we will explore preventative measures for employees and supervisors to avoid such incidents in the workplace.


ADA Basics for employment

UW Oshkosh’s policy is to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with qualified disabilities. This training covers information supervisors need to know regarding compliance with the ADA, including the reasonable accommodation request form and interactive process.


Certificate Completion

Upon completing all of the required trainings, the participant will contact the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator with times and dates of completion for each course. The certification will be conferred two weeks after the completion of the final course. During that two-week period, the participant fully understands that they are to be making progress on their action plans — completion or significant progress of planned goals– as determined by the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator or similarly trained evaluator. (Subject to change per position).

The participant will be notified of completion by email and the certificate will be sent through intercampus mail.


Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action

Securing equity and fairness at UW Oshkosh.