Online Training

Professional Growth and Development

George Mason University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

CDE Online Training Courses

Online training can be accessed via the Cornerstone Learning Management System (LMS).

As a reminder, CDEs Training Policy requires all Mason employees — defined as anyone who receives a paycheck from Mason — to take three (3) CDE trainings: 

  • Title IX Overview and Sexual Harassment Prevention, annually (every year)
  • Equal Opportunity: A Fair Shake, biennially (every two years)
  • Ethics, biennially (every two years)

Adjunct faculty and remote employees may satisfy the In-Person training requirement by completing the corresponding Online training, where appropriate.


To login to the new Learning Management System (LMS), please visit the new LMS Login Page. Once logged in, use the Search field at the upper-right of your screen to locate the appropriate training.

CDE Required Courses:

  • Building Supportive Communities: Clery Act and Title IX
    (Substitutes for Title IX Overview and Sexual Harassment Prevention)
  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
    (Substitutes for Equal Opportunity: A Fair Shake)
  • Tools for an Ethical Workplace (2021)**
    (Substitutes for Ethics)

    ** PLEASE NOTE: Employees cannot accept entertainment, gifts, favors, or gratuities from any merchant, vendor or student if the employee has any influence or authority over the merchant, vendor, or student’s contract or studies with the University. This would be illegal under Virginia law and a violation of University Policy 4001.

Optional Courses:

  • Managing Bias
  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace

Accessibility for Online courses: It is recommended that users who require a screen reader use NVDA with the latest version of Firefox for the best experience. If you encounter difficulties accessing the training modules using NVDA or any other assistive technology applications, please contact the Assistive Technology Initiative at ati@gmu.edu or 703-993-4329. For more information about Mason's commitment to accessibility, please visit Accessibility@Mason.