INDUSTRY – HIGHER EDUCATION SOLUTIONS
Foster a Civil and Respectful Higher Education Workplace
For over 20 years, Syntrio has been an industry innovator focusing on addressing culture and compliance needs across the higher education industry.
Purpose-built Solutions to Transform Your Higher Education Institutions and Campuses
Reimagine creating a civil and respectful environment and developing the next generation of leaders.
Developing and Maintaining an Effective Code of Conduct
Higher education institutions strive to operate ethically and espouse a commitment to honesty, integrity, and trust. A code of conduct, also called a code of ethics, is a written set of principles that typically works in conjunction with an organization’s mission statement to identify expectations regarding appropriate behavior. In effect, the code serves as an ethical roadmap for employees, management, vendors, and stakeholders to follow. Why You Should Get to Know Your Organization’s Code of Conduct?
Experience Fresh New Code of Conduct Training Each Year
Syntrio FlexCode is highly configurable and allows for a tailored experience without the hassle of building a custom course, enabling you to engage employees and encourage continuous growth and feedback while eliminating the need for a time-consuming annual project.
Every higher education organization must promote clear policies, modern tools, and training to help you meet complex challenges and convey a firm commitment to operational excellence, civility, and respect. Syntrio FlexCode raises the bar on code of conduct education because its structure, content, and instructional and visual design work together to:
- Promote an understanding of and commitment to your organization’s core tenets while embracing your unique culture.
- Train employees on multiple risk areas and refresh these topics and content annually.
- Empower employees with the ability to recognize, evaluate and resolve ethical issues.
- Breathe new life into policies and make them more meaningful with awareness and training that support your culture and regulations.
Create Your Higher Education eLearning Curriculum
Higher education organizations face a unique set of needs, so we combine our 20+ years of experience with over 6,500 customers to meet you where you are to drive the program and cultural behaviors you desire.
We understand that aligning organizational efforts to improve culture, mitigate risk, and meet regulatory standards to drive performance and success is challenging.
Working closely with our customers, we offer a healthy selection of eLearning options to address education-related issues along with broader topics that are common to virtually all industries.
Engage Your Workforce and Foster a Positive Speak Up Culture
Syntrio’s seven eLearning libraries strengthen cultures and protect higher education organizations and students. Our curriculum addresses your culture and compliance needs, including popular higher education topics such as workplace harassment and discrimination prevention and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here are a few suggestions to get started:
U.S. Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
This series builds upon the success of our popular harassment and discrimination curriculum. Recent updates provide a positive approach to workplace harassment and discrimination concerns, reinforce a healthy workplace culture around respectful conduct, and address changing laws and regulations, including state training requirements and case law.
The series incorporates cinematic-style video scenarios and learner guidance with a course host. Training options suit various needs; an enhanced learning approach distinguishes these courses. Versions are available for language (English, Latin American Spanish), state and manager/non-manager requirements, and industry vertical configurations.
Every organization must be committed to preventing employment discrimination. To achieve this, all managers and non-managers should be educated about anti-discrimination policies and regulations.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Syntrio’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs communicate organizational values and foster commitment to inclusive, ethical, and legal business practices. DEI represents a tremendous strength if we learn to use our differences to our advantage. We inevitably increase performance, innovation, and patient satisfaction by tying diversity to business strategy.
Creating a Civil and Respectful Workplace
A civil and respectful workplace involves a work environment where employees get along and act appropriately toward coworkers, vendors, business partners, and customers according to codes of conduct and positive behavioral norms. Workplace civility goes beyond a positive attitude. It involves affirmative acts and gestures of respect, dignity, courtesy, and kindness, which lead to better engagement and higher performance.
Business and Leadership Training
Syntrios’ vast collection of business skills courses focus on core competencies that drive professional excellence, organizational performance, and business results. You’ll find a complete collection of leadership and management training that helps develop interpersonal relationships and communication skills that help maximize retention and soft skills – everything from interpersonal skills to team building and change management.
Promote a Speak Up! Culture
An anonymous employee hotline, web reporting, and case management system often separates leading higher education institutions, which is an ideal way for leaders to tap into the vast capabilities of an engaged workforce and student body. Their ability to engage constituents uniformly wherever they are located makes employee hotline and digital suggestion box services so appealing.
One of the many benefits of Syntrio’s service is it’s universally accessible to all employees, wherever they work and reside, from central and satellite campus locations to remote learning. And Syntrio’s case management system enables leadership teams to be proactive by accessing real-time information about the pulse of their workforce and student body rather than simply reacting to hidden or underlying risks.
Did You Know?
- Universities tend to be less reliable in reporting incidents. At the University of Wisconsin, the University had received 40 reports of sexual harassment and confirmed 11 incidents in the wake of #MeToo. In the 20 years prior, it had reported 1.
- Institutions are notorious for failing to respond to complaints.
- According to a study at the University of Texas, more than 1 in 3 female graduate students and 1 in 4 male graduate students at that campus had experienced sexual harassment.
- That same study indicated that 58% of female faculty had been subjected to sexual harassment.
- Entrenched stratification and gendered hierarchies among faculty tend to be the leading culprits for the perpetual nature of harassment in higher education.
Complete Visibility and Awareness for the Modern Higher Education Environment
Syntrio continues to reimagine the future of higher education cultures, and it’s clear we are living through a time of fundamental structural change as the speed of business and competition accelerate. Continuous success requires us to quickly gain feedback from our constituents and leverage our unique cultures to drive consistent outcomes and performance.
Syntrio Engage is an Employee Experience Platform (EX Platform) with a modern suite of communications resources that encourages all employees to Speak Up and managers to Listen Up. Engage also integrates your hotline and eLearning services and enables you to harness the power of an engaged workforce, which is essential to delighting students and improving performance.