Sexual Harassment Prevention & Intervention: New Focus on an Old Problem

Harvey Weinstein and other newsworthy revelations have highlighted a surprising lack of understanding about an issue that affects every workplace: sexual harassment. How common is it? Why don’t more victims report it? What should be done to prevent it? Human resource professionals are likely to face more questions, complaints, and situations as more employees find their voices and say “Me too; I’ve been sexually harassed and won’t stand for it anymore.“ The workplace has changed from a single site to a vast array of locations, off-site offices, internet sites, and international destinations. With that, the workplace is also a mix of generations, ethnic backgrounds, and personality types. These conditions have brought challenges and opportunities including sexual harassment. In this program, you will have the opportunity to brush up your knowledge specifically about sexual harassment prevention & discipline and get new insights to prepare you better than any generic video or computer-based training can. Training CAN work when it is interactive and practical, not token.

Available as a 1-4 hour interactive workshop or webinar

  • Why organizations should care about prevention
  • Definition of workplace discrimination & harassment
  • Distinguishing between supervisory harassment & hostile environment
  • How to sort out what is NOT harassment
  • Understanding the profile of harassers & their victims
  • How to process an employee harassment complaint
  • Tips for conducting and documenting an investigation
  • Post-incident response for healing & workplace productivity
  • Tips for supervisory harassment-prevention training
  • Legal liability tips & strategies for avoiding retaliation

Two separate programs are available: one for staff and one for managers.