Harassment Prevention: Sensitivity & Respect as Core Values in the Workplace

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Our Approach to Harassment Prevention & Sensitivity Training:

We’re different from many other training providers. Instead of delivering what is really just a – legally-focused/legally-centric discrimination prevention course – and labeling it “sensitivity or harassment prevention training”, we actually identify & address the causes of insensitive, disrespectful or harassing behavior.  Yes, we tackle the legal issues, but they do little to actually change a person’s behavior or thinking.

We believe the vast majority of  people don’t come to work looking to intentionally be insensitive, disrespectful or harassing.  In some cases, the workplace might have become too casual or comfortable; the line between personal and professional has become blurred and someone says or does something they shouldn’t have. In other cases, something happens: someone becomes emotional; they open their mouth; their brain stops – or maybe it doesn’t engage at all; 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. In our training, learners build action plans to improve their part in developing a more respectful  and harassment-free workplace. When we are delivering sensitivity training for managers, we emphasize & reinforce the importance of them being role models and stewards of your organization’s reputation.

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:

  • Exceeds all employer training requirements for the upcoming state of New York & New York City harassment prevention laws
  • Help reinforce a culture of respect and respectful communication in the organization
  • Prevent sexual harassment and hostile work environment harassment/discrimination in the workplace
  • Enhance the courteous communication between co-workers, customers and clients
  • Ensure respectful and professional behaviors are exhibited by all employees at all times
  • Increase situational awareness of how different communication & behavior styles come across
  • Provide a more comfortable and respectful working climate
  • Become more aware of your personality and how it may be perceived by others
  • Keep the workplace from becoming too informal where respectful boundaries are blurred
  • Reduce the exposure to legal claims by documenting harassment-prevention & sensitivity training
  • Build stronger working relationships through improved communication & understanding
  • Decrease turnover due to interpersonal conflicts and/or toxic workplace environment
  • Establish the foundation for increased respect and understanding in the workplace
  • Become more aware of the negative consequences of workplace behaviors
  • Learn to behave & interact more professionally with harassment prevention training
  • Learn communication skills that can prevent harassment or insensitivity before it begins
  • Increase situational awareness to colleague perceptions and perspectives
  • Address the most common causes of insensitivity, harassment and disrespect
  • Increase the employee’s understanding of their responsibilities and expectations of behavior
  • Reinforce your organization’s anti-harassment and/or discrimination policies

Course Outline:

I.   Reinforce the Need for Diversity, Sensitivity & Harassment Prevention Training

  1. Review the realities of sensitivity, harassment and unproductive behavior
  2. Review and understand anti-harassment & discrimination laws/guidelines
  3. Identify the importance of sensitivity & situational awareness in the workplace
  4. Participate in a sensitivity, disrespect & harassment assessment
  5. Identify the responsibilities of all employees in preventing insensitivity, disrespect or harassment
  6. Prevent workplace sexual harassment and hostile work environment harassment/discrimination
  7. Understand the employee’s understanding of their potential liabilities when harassing
  8. Realize how communication styles can contribute to perceived harassment & disrespect
  9. Identify the 10 most common workplace patterns of insensitivity, harassment or disrespect
  10. Develop the foundation for a harassment-free and inclusive workplace environment

II. Establish Respect as the Platform for Developing a Harassment-Free Workplace

  1. Define what a respectful workplace should look like in your organization
  2. Identify the advantages of working in a respectful and harassment-free workplace
  3. Gain an understanding of the right attitudes to create a more respectful workplace
  4. Learn the communication skills to succeed & communicate in a diverse workplace
  5. Incorporate respect for yourself and others as a core value with harassment prevention training
  6. Identify how personalities can contribute to insensitive and disrespectful behavior
  7. Assess your personality and communication style
  8. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your personality and communication style

III. Increase Collaboration in the Workplace through Respectful Communication Skills

  1. Communicate and review anti-harassment/discrimination policies and procedures
  2. Learn the steps necessary to establish the correct workplace environment
  3. Communicate and work more effectively with different people and personalities
  4. Appreciate the differences of working with diverse people, genders, cultures & religions
  5. Understand how communication styles can affect people’s perceptions
  6. See how humor can be perceived differently
  7. Overcome the most common stereotypes in harassment prevention training
  8. Review courteous & respectful communication in the workplace
  9. Develop an individual action plan to increase respect and situational awareness

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