Online Courses

The Office of Equity and Inclusion provides online training to community members through the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).

To learn more about OEI training, contact: Maurice Middleton | Senior Director and EO/AA Compliance Officer

Online Course Offerings

Bullying in the Workplace:

This course trains managers and employees in recognizing and preventing workplace bullying. In this training, workplace bullying is defined, its effect on the workplace is outlined, and the types of bullies and reasons for bullying are examined. The course also provides practical tips for dealing with bullying and for maintaining a bully-free environment.

Bridges: Building a Supportive Community:

This course trains faculty and staff on how to recognize, report, and prevent sexual misconduct against students, covering sexual and interpersonal violence awareness and prevention subjects required under Title IX guidance, the Campus SaVE Act, and the final VAWA regulations.

Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace (EDU):

This course uses the unique experiences of real people to explore key concepts such as identity, power, privilege, and communication. By gaining a better appreciation for our shared experiences of difference, expectations of respect, and need to belong and feel appreciated, faculty and staff are encouraged to identify how they can create a more inclusive and accepting campus.

Drugs & Alcohol at Work:

This course is designed to train employees about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. It shows employees the negative impact of substance abuse, and discusses the physiological and behavioral effects of commonly abused substances. It also covers the disease of addiction, the employer's anti-drug and alcohol policy, the consequences for violations, and resources for employees.

Duty to Prevent Violence:

This course uses real-world examples and interactions to help supervisors recognize and prevent workplace violence. It shows them how to examine possible risks in their workplace, create a workplace that does not tolerate violence, and encourage employees' involvement in keeping their workplace safe. The course teaches supervisors about their responsibilities when hiring and terminating employees and tells them how to recognize the threat and presence of domestic violence in their workplace. It also teaches supervisors how to respond to incidents of workplace violence, what their responsibilities are under Title IX and the Clery Act, and how to investigate and respond after a workplace violence situation.

Intersections: Anti-Harassment (Supervisor):

This course is designed to help supervisors address inappropriate behavior before it creates a "hostile work environment." It gives supervisors the skills necessary to reduce potential legal risks by recognizing and addressing abusive behavior and other misconduct, including microaggressions and unconscious bias, that may lead to workplace bullying or hostility, reducing productivity and creativity. The training invites supervisors to consider the nature of harassment and discrimination, and provides practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention.

Intersections: Preventing Discrimination and Harassment (Employee):

This course engages employees and raises their awareness about harassment and discrimination by explaining the law, as well as how to recognize harassment and discrimination and to report misconduct to the appropriate person. The training provides employees with practical tips on helping maintain a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention, advice on using inclusive language in the workplace, and information on microaggressions.

Recognizing Drug & Alcohol Abuse:

This Course is designed to train managers in how to identify the signs of impairment by drugs or alcohol and how to evaluate whether there is "reasonable suspicion" of substance abuse that calls for further action. It includes a discussion of various types of evidence, such as the paraphernalia of illegal drugs, and both physiological and behavioral symptoms. The course includes interactive exercises that give the user practice in applying what they have learned to realistic situations. And, it concludes with a section on what to do when there is reasonable suspicion.

Terminating Employees:

This course promotes best practices and the legal requirements to terminate employees. It covers both terminations based on organizational needs as well terminations as a consequence of employee misconduct. Learners who take this course will gain the knowledge and skills to determine whether there is a good reason to terminate. They will also understand at-will employment and its exceptions, when terminations are prohibited. Additionally, this course covers exit interviews, emotional aspects of the termination, administrative matters, property issues, and third-party requests for references regarding the terminated employee.

Workplace Violence Prevention:

Workplace violence can happen anywhere. In 2014 it accounted for 16% of all work-related fatal occupational injuries. This course will raise awareness about workplace violence and help university employees to identify the risks of workplace violence and prevent incidents of it. This course covers employees' roles in creating a safe workplace, the warning signs that identify potential assailants, and how employees can reduce the risk of injury during violent situations.

How-to Instructions

Please log into the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) with your Emory username and password. From the home page, follow the path below to access the courses:

  1. Under "self service," click "find learning"
  2. Type the course name in the title field
  3. Click "search"
  4. Click "enroll"
  5. Click "submit enrollment"
  6. When you're ready to watch the training, click "launch"
  7. Once you finish the course, the system provides a certificate of completion