Tired of complaints about mandatory harassment prevention training programs?  What if you could offer a program on sexual harassment prevention during which your employees would laugh?  Bringing laughter to a program on such an important topic helps to engage otherwise disinterested employees, and also demonstrates one of the key learning points - you can have fun at work without degrading others!  

Nora has delivered mandatory harassment prevention training for front line employees and managerial teams in a variety of industries including: transportation, warehousing, 3PL, mining, oil & gas, technology, start-ups, financial services, healthcare, etc.  While the organizations and industries vary, each session includes candid discussion on what goes on, the impact it can have on organizations and their teams, the potential consequences, how to prevent harassment, how to report harassment.....and along the way your employees will laugh. 

While we discuss harassment overall, the focus that most organizations request is on sexual harassment as it remains the most often reported form of harassment and discrimination (other than retaliation claims - which we also discuss within this program). 

It's important that all employees, supervisors, managers, and executives understand what constitutes sexual harassment.  The policy that was buried in all their new hire paperwork is simply not enough to build a culture that is free of harassment and discrimination.  A candid discussion on responsibilities, policies, impact, as well as how and when to address potential violations of the policy are critical.

This program's primary objectives include:

  • Define sexual harassment. 
  • Discuss what 'workplace' includes as it relates to harassment and discrimination.
  • Understand the implications of workplace retaliation.
  • Discuss the implications of harassment in the workplace including team dynamics, productivity, safety, etc.
  • Share the organization’s policy on workplace harassment.
  • Candid discussion, and answering of questions regarding harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Supervisor/Manager Sessions also include:

  • EEOC trends related to workplace harassment.
  • Discuss role as an 'Agent of the Company'.
  • Understand the implications of workplace retaliation.
  • Review reporting processes as per company policy.
  • Discuss potential scenarios and how they can support one another in building a culture that is free of harassment and discrimination.

Employee programs are typically 75-85 minutes, with the supervisor/manager add-on taking place 15 to 30 minutes after the main program, for an additional 30-45 minutes. 

 

Note:  Group size is limited to 35 due to the sensitive nature of the discussions, and to provide opportunity for candidate conversations within the group, and we do not allow video taping of this program as doing so tends to limit open dialogue on this important employee training.