The Right Thing 

A newsletter from FIT’s Office of Policy and Compliance 

April 2021 

Never Stop Learning

What’s in It for Me?

How Training Makes You Even Better

It’s been exciting to see the FIT community engage with our new online and live training content. You’ll be seeing new opportunities for training in the coming semesters, such as Workplace Violence Prevention (including Active Shooter), Reporting Child Abuse, and FERPA. These initiatives derive from both law and SUNY Guidance, and are just some of the ways FIT continues to invest in its employees.  

We know you’ve got lots on your plate, and that it can be difficult to remember why it’s important to set aside the time to engage in training. Here are some things your fellow employees have to say about why they’ve participated in our training programs:

“I appreciated this course because it clarifies some of the boundaries that should exist in a workplace, where sometimes important things may be dismissed. I have been the butt of unwanted jokes for years, so this course empowers me. It’s educational and informative and encourages a stress- and fear-free work environment. It’s also good to know I can report safely.”
—Anonymous (on Sexual Harassment training)

“I find the online trainings to be most helpful since many scenarios are reflective of current situations. I helped review the upcoming Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight training, and found it relevant and extremely helpful. It provides a lot of information that makes it so worthwhile for safety.”
—Ellen Lynch, Professor, Footwear and Accessories Design, and Environmental Health and Safety Committee Member

Please read on for more ways training makes you even better. Read more

What Can You Do?

Our Call to Action

We’re all in this together, so here are some ways we can bring training to life:

  • If you are a Staff/Faculty Member:
    • Talk with your colleagues about training you’ve taken. It can be a great opportunity to share your experiences as they pertain to these important topics, and can help you understand those of others.
  • If you are a Director/Supervisor:
    • Consider how you can make training an event. Where feasible, perhaps dedicate part of a regularly occurring staff meeting to having your team complete, and then discuss, a current training. This might help your team manage their workload and gives everyone a chance to engage with the outcomes together. 
  • If you are an Administrator:
    • Consider providing encouragement to motivate your areas to complete their training. Positive feedback from FIT’s most trusted ambassadors can help foster a culture that embraces training even more than we already do. 
Remember, no matter your role, the Office of Policy and Compliance is here for you. Email us at to start a dialogue, provide feedback, ask questions, or learn more about how we can help.

At Your Fingertips

Links to Helpful Information

Inspiration Station

Compliance Wit and Wisdom

“I hated every minute of training. But I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.’”
—Muhammad Ali

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