Our Approach to Harassment & Sensitivity Training:

Our common-sensed approach believes the vast majority of managers or employees don’t come to work looking to intentionally be insensitive, disrespectful or harassing.  Something happens: they get emotional; they lose focus; they open their mouth; their brain stops; and quite frankly, they say or do something stupid! We work with the learners to identify their communication and behavior styles and to better understand how their words or actions may be perceived (or misperceived) by others…in many cases, it’s not just what was said or done…it was how or it was where it was said or maybe even what wasn’t said. In our training, learners build action plans to improve their part in developing a more respectful workplace. When we are delivering sensitivity training for managers, we emphasize & reinforce the importance of them being role models to their employees and stewards of your organization.

If our common-sensed approach to sensitivity  and harassment prevention training interests you, please complete & submit the request information form to your right…thank you!

Training Benefits & Deliverables:

  • Build stronger working relationships through increased understanding from diversity training
  • Improve productivity by providing a more comfortable working climate with sensitivity training
  • Communicate more professionally and effectively with co-workers
  • Reduce the instances of being misunderstood or misrepresented
  • Reduce the exposure to employment and labor law claims by documenting sexual harassment training
  • Deal with cultural, generational, religious and other differences more sensitively
  • Learn communication skills that can eradicate harassment and discrimination before it begins
  • Sensitize employee awareness to colleague perceptions and perspectives through a proactive diversity training
  • Address the most common causes of harassment and disrespect
  • Increase the employee’s understanding of their responsibilities and expectations of behavior
  • Identify and avoid risky work place conduct
  • Reinforce your company’s anti-harassment and discrimination policies
  • Meet and document CA AB 1825 sexual harassment training requirements

 Course Outline:

I. Understand and reinforce the need for sexual harassment training

  1. Sexual harassment fact and figures
  2. Recent important court cases
  3. Identify the importance of sexual harassment training
  4. Develop and present course goals and objectives
  5. Participate in a sexual harassment IQ quiz
  6. Identify when and why the employer may be liable
  7. Understand where and why the individual supervisor may be liable

II. Identify and legally define discrimination and harassment

  1. Define and explain sexual discrimination
  2. Define and explain sexual harassment
  3. Define and explain pregnancy discrimination
  4. Define and explain quid pro quo sexual harassment
  5. Define and explain hostile environment harassment
  6. Participate in an exercise to identify 10 different patterns of harassment

III. Prevent harassment and discrimination

  1. Communicate and review company anti-harassment policies and procedures
  2. Learn the steps necessary to establish the correct workplace environment
  3. Learn how to legally and safely investigate sexual harassment complaints
  4. Learn what is required to protect against retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint
  5. Identifying where the employer may be liable

IV.   Understand different gender and cultural communication methods

  1. Identify and examine differences in Content, Style and Structure
  2. Compare & contrast the strengths/weaknesses of different communication methods
  3. See how humor can be perceived differently
  4. Overcoming the most common stereotypes
  5. Environmental differences between genders

V. Active and respectful communication skills in sexual harassment training

  1. Active listening
  2. Words and phrases that appear disrespectful
  3. Courteous and respectful words and phrases proper for business communication
  4. Courteous and respectful behavior in office and business settings

VI. Case study application, course review and examination

  1. Participate and correctly resolve 3 real-life sexual harassment training case study applications
  2. Participate in a comprehensive course review
  3. Complete a comprehensive preventing sexual harassment training examination