The City of Gainesville is dedicated to training all City employees in areas pertinent to Equal Opportunity policies. It is the City’s belief that through committed effort of education that the incidents of discrimination and harassment will decrease over time.
Equal Opportunity Orientation
This four-hour course for new employees is designed to give the employee an overview of the City’s equal opportunity related policies. Specific attention is given to EO Policies 4 and 5, which cover discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliation. In addition, employees are given a broad perspective on the issue of diversity and how it impacts the workplace.
Preventing Harassment Training
This two-hour refresher course is designed to ensure that all employees completely understand their rights and responsibilities regarding discrimination, harassment and inappropriate conduct. Certificates of completions are issued upon completion of this training. This training is provided to the entire workforce every even-numbered year.
Operational Diversity Workplan Training
This three-hour course is designed to assist managers in understanding the City’s Affirmative Action Plan and provides them the information necessary to successfully complete their annual departmental/division Operational Diversity Workplans. The components of the workplan include: Community Outreach, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Employee Development and Purchasing.
This four-hour course is designed to provide all employees a broad perspective on the issue of diversity and how it impacts the workforce. Specific attention is given to: (1) making a positive impact on hiring, (2) ensuring better communications, (3) being sensitive to all of our differences, and (4) improving interpersonal relations. This training is provided to the entire workforce every odd-numbered year.
A Policy Is Not Enough
This three-hour course is designed for managers and taught by the City Attorney’s Office. In this course, managers are given scenarios containing potentially harassing conduct and/or inappropriate behavior. Specific attention is given to ways in which they would identify the problem and actions they might take.
These courses are provided to meet specific Equal Opportunity related needs of City Departments’ and other organizations as identified or requested.
Please visit our Contact Us page to sign you and/or your team up for training or for more information.