SafeCampus

Training Options

Updated on 12/18/2020: Due to recent staff transitions, after December 11th, the SafeCampus Violence Prevention & Response training will be transitioning to a pre-recorded video until able to continue live, virtual trainings. At this time, SafeCampus is in the process of finishing this video and short questionnaire. Please fill out your information on a Google Form to be notified when this training is ready or check back in the next month.

If you are interested in a training for academic student employees or postdoctoral scholars, please see the EPIC training below. EPIC is still available for virtual, live trainings. 

SafeCampus provides in-person and virtual training and online resources to support violence prevention and response at the UW. We believe that training is one vital component toward creating a safe and supportive UW community. Please see below for descriptions of the different types of training available including Violence Prevention & Response, Tailored Department/Program, EPIC, & Remote.

Violence Prevention & Response Training

Violence Prevention & Response Training

SafeCampus provides training to all UW staff, faculty, and students. We are currently hosting all training virtually in accordance with UW guidance regarding social-distancing due to COVID-19. All new employees are asked to attend this training as soon as they are able.

Training Description: During this interactive training, we ask participants to consider their unique role in preventing violence at the UW. We explore warning signs of different forms of violence and discuss workplace violence, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and suicide. We will expand your toolkit of response strategies by briefly practicing bystander intervention techniques and building your understanding of campus resources.

New Employees: To register, select one of the date options below. After registering attendees will receive an email with zoom information and additional preparation instructions. Due to recent staff transitions, after December 11th, SafeCampus will be transitioning to a pre-recorded video until we are able to continue live virtual trainings. SafeCampus is in the process of finishing this video and a short questionnaire. Please fill out your information on the waitlist to be notified when this training is ready.


Department/Program Training

Department/Program Training

**Due to recent staff changes, SafeCampus is taking a hiatus in providing tailored training for departments and programs. We are hopeful to start these types of trainings again during Spring Quater 2021. Please fill out the waitlist below if you are interested in SafeCampus contacting you when we reopen tailored trainings. 

Training for staff, faculty, or student employee communities is especially effective because it allows participants to think about violence prevention in the context of each group’s unique academic setting.

Department and Program Training Options

  1. Violence Prevention and Response: During this interactive training, we ask participants to consider their unique role in preventing violence at UW. We will explore warning signs of different forms of violence, including workplace violence, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and suicide. We will expand your toolkit of response strategies by briefly practicing bystander intervention techniques and building your understanding of campus resources. We can tailor this training to fit the unique needs of your workgroup or department.
  2. Building Healthy Workplaces: Community Prevention Strategies & Bystander Skills: This session will share prevention strategies that you can use to create a workplace that inhibits harassment and violence from occurring. We’ll focus on community strategies you can apply in your workplace and on individual skill-building. Participants will practice the skills of bystander intervention, micro-affirmations, calling in/out, and receiving feedback. We will discuss supporting survivors and resources available at UW.
    1. Version 1: Emphasis: Sexual harassment and gender discrimination
    2. Version 2: Emphasis: Gender-based violence, including relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment
  3. Tailored training: SafeCampus also develops topic-focused and tailored training for UW workgroups and departments. Topics have included domestic violence in the workplace, stalking in the workplace, domestic violence, and its impacts on children and youth, domestic violence and mandated reporting, and bystander intervention in health-care settings. If the training you’re looking for is not listed, feel free to complete our training request form to find out if we can develop training for you.

Request to be put on a waitlist for a tailored training for your department/program

EPIC - Graduate Student/Academic Student Employees/Postdoctoral Scholars Training

EPIC – Graduate Student/Academic Student Employee/Postdoctoral Scholars Training

EPIC: Empowering Prevention & Inclusive Communities: Prevention of Sexual Harassment & Gender Discrimination — This training is tailored to the unique roles of academic student employees (ASE’s) and postdoctoral scholars at the UW. We’ll discuss how individuals can create prevention-focused culture change in academia. We’ll examine sexual harassment and discrimination and its impacts, provide space for individual and community skill-building and discuss supporting those who experience harassment. Trainings will be tailored to individual departments, workplaces, and graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoc communities.

Please email epicprogram@uw.edu if you are interested in learning more about training opportunities or to schedule a training.

Remote Training

SafeCampus is currently updating the remote training options for UW community members who are not able to attend a live virtual training. We suggest attending a live virtual training. If you are not able to attend due to a hardship (such as timezone differences) please email SafeCampus at safecampus@uw.edu.

Active Shooter Preparedness Training

SafeCampus does not offer active shooter preparedness training. For this kind of training, please contact the University of Washington Police Department. Also, watch the UW Active Shooter Preparedness Training Video.

Additional UW Training Options

Husky Health & Well-Being: Campus partners offer a variety of training around violence prevention and safety, mental health, health insurance, and well-being for the UW community. Whether you are a student group, academic department, or staff team you can find trainings, please see Husky Health & Well-Being’s training offerings page.

Professional & Organizational Development (Faculty & Staff): POD classes and webinars are designed to allow adult learners to quickly build knowledge, skills, and abilities. Through all of POD’s training, coaching, and consulting offerings, they strive to equip UW employees and organizations with the tools, methods, strategies, and inspiration to put learning into action and truly effect change.