On-Site Discrimination Prevention Training

Discrimination Prevention Training is customized to the specific training audience, including relevant examples and skill-based activities. The training includes information about Massachusetts law, as well as the host organization's internal policies. Generally, the training is mandatory for all of the host organization's employees. On-site training may focus on discrimination in the workplace, housing, or public places. These sessions can be tailored for:

  • Supervisors and managers
  • Line staff
  • Human resources professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Realtors
  • Landlords and property managers

Topics Covered

  • Preventing and Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Preventing and Addressing Housing Discrimination
  • Preventing and Addressing Discrimination in Public Accommodations
  • Conducting Internal Discrimination Complaint Investigations
  • Discrimination Prevention Train-the-Trainer

Open Enrollment Training

The MCAD also provides open enrollment discrimination prevention training sessions for individuals and small groups at our Boston headquarters and Springfield and Worcester offices. Sessions are offered approximately every quarter regarding discrimination in Employment and discrimination in Housing.

MCAD-Certified Courses for Equal Employment Opportunity Professionals

Each year, the MCAD sponsors a program to prepare employment attorneys, human resources professionals, and consultants to deliver workplace discrimination prevention training, conduct internal discrimination complaint investigations, and respond to employees’ accommodation requests. Graduates may opt to be placed on the referral lists. Each course module is two or three days, and opting to take all courses is a total of twelve days from January through May of each year.

For more information, visit the MCAD-Certified Courses for Equal Employment Opportunity Professionals Page.

Remedial Training

Some training sessions are required by MCAD hearing decisions or case settlements. In these instances, the employer may generally choose among training by the MCAD, a graduate of the MCAD train-the-trainer program, or a trainer of its choice approved by the MCAD. This training must meet any specific requirements in the decision or settlement regarding training topics, parties, length, and documentation.

Training Fees

The Commission charges from $40 to $80 per person for two- to seven-hour on-site training sessions, though there is no fee for outreach presentations for individuals likely to experience discrimination, nor for speaking engagements. For on-site training, a minimum of 20 participants is required. Generally, up to 30 participants may be included in each session. In cases of financial hardship, requests may be made to reduce or waive the training fee. For open enrollment sessions, the same fee scale applies, but with a minimum fee of only only $250.