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About the Civil Treatment Program

What Are the Goals of the Program?

  • To increase in the awareness among administrators, managers and supervisors of University policies and expectations related to civil treatment behaviors;
  • To decrease the legal exposure of the University with campus issues related civil treatment behaviors;
  • To increase the sense of community and diversity among faculty and staff; and,
  • To increase productivity and morale of faculty and staff.

Why Are We Doing This?

Recent events at Penn State, Syracuse and other institutions underscore the importance of ensuring that employees with administrative, managerial, and supervisory responsibilities respond appropriately to issues and problems they may encounter in the workplace. As Clemson responds to the many challenges of today’s campus environment, we will focus on attributes that have helped the institution address challenges in the past - civility, dignity, and respect. When these qualities are exhibited through our faculty, staff, and student interactions, they unite the campus and make Clemson a welcoming place for all. Understanding that all of our actions reflect directly on the University, the Civil Treatment® for Leaders Professional Development Program is designed to strengthen a collective sense of community by encouraging civil, respectful behavior throughout the campus.

Who Should Participate?

Initially the program targets Deans, Associate Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and other Senior Level Administrators. Overtime, the program will be made available to all managers, supervisors and employees.

What Should I Expect as a Participant?

Training classes will consist of no less than 10 and no more than 20 participants per session.

Attention will be given to the makeup of the classes to ensure a range of perspectives during the professional development experience.

The program will use a mix of technology, lecture, and group interaction.

Learning objectives will be clear and tools for feedback will be administered to collect pertinent data for future planning.

Each participant will receive a notebook for use as a reference guide after the completion of the program.

A listserve of program participants will be created for communication purposes and continued professional development.

Follow up information and resources will be made available to those who complete the program to assist and reinforce what has been learned.

Each professional development program will be offered in one full-day session covering approximately 8 hours.

Attire should be business casual.