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Training and Prevention

W. Scott Lewis has worked with the Department of Justice’s Office and was a consultant to the Office of the Vice President and the White House Task Force. He also works with athletes, coaches and administrators at all levels on sexual misconduct and gender equity in sports. As everyone is going to experience trauma at some point, Scott’s talk will give you a better understanding of how to respond to someone who has.

Dear Members of the Faculty and Staff,

To comply with California law (AB 1825), all faculty and staff must complete at least two hours of harassment prevention training every two years. The Office of EEO and Title IX office offers live workshops throughout the year as well as an online workshop.

We are pleased to work alongside W. Scott Lewis, J.D. partner with The NCHERM Group to provide our live workshops. He serves as the 2015-2016 president of SACCA (the Student Affairs Community College Association) and is also co-founder and advisory board member of ATIXA (the Association for Title IX Administrators), NaBITA (the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association) and SCOPE (School and College Organization for Prevention Education). 

He is one of the most in-demand higher education risk management consultants in the country, and serves as a frequent keynote and plenary speaker, nationally recognized for his work in the areas of: Student/Staff Conduct; Behavioral Intervention/Threat Assessment Teams for students in crisis and distress; Titles VI, VII, IX, ADA and other civil rights issues; and general risk management in education. He is noted as well for his work in the area of classroom management and dealing with dangerous and disruptive students (and parents), and has trained thousands of faculty and staff members.

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The Spring 2018 live workshops for Staff and Faculty have already taken place. The next set of live sessions have not yet been scheduled.


If you prefer to complete your training online, please contact Lucy Amirkhanian, EEO and Title IX Administrative Assistant at to sign up for the online course.

The online training is provided to assist supervisors to identify and eliminate workplace harassment and discrimination based on "protected characteristics" by helping them understand the law and respond to misconduct appropriately.

The course also helps supervisors address inappropriate behavior before it creates a "hostile work environment" by giving supervisors the skills necessary to recognize and address abusive behavior and other misconduct, including microaggressions and unconscious bias, that may lead to workplace bullying or hostility, reducing productivity and creativity.

The training also 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. Filled with engaging interactive exercises, it covers all aspects of a supervisor's role in promoting a harassment and discrimination free workplace.

Important tips:

  • The complete course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. 
  • Once started you are able to save the training and re-visit the training at any time to complete it.
  • Please ensure you are taking the course on a computer, as opposed to a smart phone or a tablet. It will run on an iPad, although it is not yet fully optimized. 
  • The browser suggestions for the best experience are: 
    • Mac OS X: Safari 7 & 8, Chrome and Firefox
    • Windows: Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11

If you have any difficulties, you may contact the LawRoom Technical Support at, or call 800-652-9546, and ask for Customer Service.

In compliance with the ADA/504, please direct your accommodation requests to the Title IX Office at (408) 551-3043, or e-mail




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