Preventing Workplace Harassment

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This 2-day workshop teaches participants about dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. Participants will define sexually harassing behavior, and discuss the costs as well as the psychological, health-related, and career-related effects of sexual harassment. Workshop activities include examining the laws against, and the liabilities of, sexual harassment, identifying verbal and nonverbal behaviors, and making an effort to prevent sexual harassment. Participants will also learn about having a sexual harassment policy, responding appropriately to an employee being harassed and to the accused, and identifying the repercussions of sexual harassment in an organization. Course Content

INTRODUCTION AND WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

DEFINING HARASSMENT

What is Harassment? Reasonable Man/Reasonable Woman

THE PURPOSE OF TRAINING

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

CREATING A HARASSMENT POLICY

OTHER PREVENTION STRATEGIES

NIPPING IT IN THE BUD

PROTECTING YOURSELF

WHAT IF IT HAPPENS TO ME?

WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T?

WHAT IF IT'S HAPPENING TO SOMEONE ELSE?

SOMEONE HAS FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST ME!

ADDRESSING A COMPLAINT

FALSE COMPLAINTS

DAY ONE WRAP-UP

MEDIATION

Basics of Mediation The Mediation Process

ROLE PLAY

PRESENTATIONS

INVESTIGATING A COMPLAINT

MAKING THE DECISION

SOLUTIONS

AFTER IT'S OVER

ROLE PLAY (FOUR STAGES)

WORKSHOP WRAP-UP