Education and Training

A view of the sunrise from the the Robertson Life Sciences Building at the South Waterfront, overlooking the WIllamette River and Mount Hood

AAEO offers education both in the form of online courses and in-person training for managers, departments or other groups according to request. NOTE: Our "in-person" trainings may be conducted online by WebEx videoconferencing.

Courses and training workshops

In-person trainings

Periodic in-person workshops that may be requested:

Our "in-person" trainings may be conducted online by WebEx videoconferencing.

Disability Awareness Training

To request Disability Awareness Training or for more information, please contact Ian Jaquiss, or 503-494-8675.

The disability awareness trainer conducts trainings with departments, groups, managers, staff and faculty to facilitate communications with and relating to people with disabilities. Trainings include:

  • Scenarios and discussions around interacting with meeting people who happen to have disabilities
  • Discussion of people-first culture and language
  • Tips on communicating with persons who have different types of disabilities
  • Awareness of issues that people with disabilities encounter

The trainings are structured to be participatory and non-threatening. We are developing other trainings that will offer a more in-depth look at specific topics and situations related to disability etiquette.  The trainings are scalable from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the needs of the trainees.

Ian Jaquiss has served as the disability awareness trainer since August of 2014. Ian is skilled at fostering a welcoming, pressure-free training environment in which this sensitive topic can be explored freely and comfortably. Ian has developed additional trainings to offer a more in-depth look at particular situations related to disability etiquette. Contact Ian  for more information on curriculum and presentations.

Ian has a lifetime of experience as a person with a disability, and enjoys sharing his experiences and perspective during training sessions. Ian earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law. Ian has also won two Paralympic gold medals. He's now dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment for people with disabilities who visit, work, study and receive care at OHSU.

Online courses

Online courses developed by AAEO, available on Compass:

  • Respect at the University (on demand). 
    • Training regarding prohibited discrimination and harassment.
    • Mandatory for all employees, students, volunteers and others at OHSU.

Other courses which may be available:

Some of these courses may be developed by or with the input of partner departments:

  • Unconscious Bias
  • Cultural Competency
  • Bystander Intervention
  • How to Respond to Patient and Visitor Discrimination
  • Digital Accessibility

Other group and individual training offerings

Ask us about group and individual training to managers, faculty, staff and students, such as:

  • Prohibited discrimination and harassment
  • Civil rights
  • Cultural competency
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Affirmative Action Planning

Other materials

Information relating to prohibited discrimination and harassment and training videos are available. We also plan to make a series of webinar recordings available for educational purposes.

Learn more

Please contact AAEO with any questions.

Supporting materials