NWTC Equity Guide A guide to diversity, equity and inclusion at NWTC - Page 26
New Employee Onboarding
All new employees (part-time and full-time) engage
in our onboarding program. The program includes
a three-hour new employee orientation where
new employees learn about our intended culture
and are provided a high level overview of NWTC.
Employees learn the importance of providing
equity and inclusion service to all of our campuses
and regional learning centers. In addition to those
elements, our onboarding program includes Culture
101, a learning plan to guide employees’ professional
development for their first year/s of employment
(one-year plan for full-time employees; four-year
plan for part-time employees). Our Culture 101
element includes eight sessions designed to promote
and strengthen employees within our culture.
NWTC currently has approximately 31 diversity and
cultural awareness programs offered and supported
through Talent Development. These sessions offer
faculty and staff a chance to learn more about
veterans, disabilities, global issues, and current
equity-related matters that impede the growth of
ourselves and our students. Members of the Diversity
Team have developed a tentative diversity plan for
offering electives related to social justice, lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ)
issues, disability, culture, generational differences,
and other topics to help our employees understand
the populations they work with and serve. The
sessions will also be offered to our students to build
a more understanding and inclusive community.
Employees are encouraged to personalize and
design their continuous growth, development, and
life-long learning experiences. Talent Development
consultants are on site to partner with employees
and provide them with resources, guidance, learning
opportunities, and experiences that could include
department job shadowing, cross-functional training,
charter team collaboration, international programs,
conferences, community involvement, mentorship,
stretch/challenge assignments, self-study, and more.
iRespect Certification Levels
iRespect! Education Levels certification is available
to full/part-time staff and faculty at NWTC who are
interested in supporting, leading and/or growing NWTC’s
commitment to equity and inclusion. Participation is
voluntary and simply a way to package and recognize
your efforts and commitment to an inclusive NWTC.
Level 1: Awareness: Level 1 education opportunities
are designed for staff and faculty to gain
awareness and knowledge of self and others.
Level 2: Application: Level 2 education opportunities
are designed for faculty and staff to acquire knowledge,
tools, & techniques that can be immediately applied
to their professional roles on campus and positively
impact student interactions and campus culture.
Level 3: Integration: Level 3 involves
integrating and/or leading and assessing
an inclusive practice at the College.
Learn more at nwtc.edu/iRespect.