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Training & Prevention

W. Scott Lewis has worked with the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women and was a consultant to the Office of the Vice President and the White House Task Force on issues of Sexual Misconduct and Title IX in schools and on campus. He also works with athletes, coaches and administrators at all levels on sexual misconduct and gender equity in sports.

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 Equal Opportunity and Title IX 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 served as the 2015-2016 president of SACCA (the Student Affairs Community College Association) and is 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 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 our office 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