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Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment creates problems for everyone involved. The best solution is to take proactive steps to eliminate sexual harassment. Training and communication are essential components of a sexual harassment prevention program. This module covers:
  • Legal definition of sexual harassment
  • Liability issues
  • How to report a complaint of sexual harassment
  • Case Studies: Problem Solving Scenarios

This module is designed for employees needing a grounding in what constitutes sexual harassment, what to do when confronted with a questionable situation, and how to uphold the organization's policy against sexual harassment.

This module can be presented in two to four hours, depending on participants' skill level and teaching objectives. The module includes:

  • Break out groups to solve team problems
  • Discussion on techniques for team development
  • Exercises and presentations
  • Practice sessions and role plays
The participant's workbooks contain reference text and exercises, are bound and three hole punched. The module is divided into three sections, one for each phase of training: the Pre-Workshop Assignment, the Workshop Material, and the Post-Workshop Action Items. Participant's workbooks can be used for classroom instruction or on a self-paced basis.

The leader's guide contains the same material as the participant's workbook, with the addition of a section of introductory notes, answers to exercises and explanatory margin notes. The leader's notes contain tips and techniques on setting up and administering the session, checklists, and other teaching aids. Other beneficial components include:
  • A listing of suggested videos which complement the material.
  • Notes which highlight key points, provide tips for training, and detail competencies to be gained.
  • Margin Notes on the workshop materials which guide the leader through the material and indicate when to ask questions, encourage discussion, use flip charts, break into groups, and refer to specific material.


By the end of this module, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the legal prohibitions and consequences of sexual harassment
  2. Identify behaviors that constitute sexual harassment.
  3. Define quid pro quo and hostile environment.
  4. Understand the organizationís policy prohibiting sexual harassment.
  5. Understand steps to take to respond to a complaint of sexual harassment.

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