Sexual Harassment Awareness
Sexual harassment can be defined by any unwanted sexual attention or unwanted behavior of a sexual nature. This does not mean the person perpetrating the act must physically touch you. It can be verbal or physical. Behaviors may range from very mild to very serious. It is illegal in almost all countries and can harm the victim in a psychological as well as physical nature.
The victim is not the only person who can report the crime. Many times the victim is fearful of reporting the behavior because they are unsure as to how they will be viewed as well as fearful of repercussions from the perpetrator. Especially if the perpetrator is a boss or in any kind of supervisory role. In many cases, the reporter is a co-worker or concerned third party.
Many times the perpetrator will feel that the report is “just a misunderstanding” and that the victim wanted the advances. Many times, these predators will take silence as permission to continue the behavior. If you are being victimized, it is important that you make it clear that the behavior is unwanted. This can be as simple as saying “Stop” or “No.” Anything that lets the perpetrator know that you are not wanting this behavior to continue.
This Bradley International Training Institute Sexual Harassment Awareness Course has been created to raise awareness and to provide valuable tools and information to help you identify, prevent and remove sexual harassment from the workplace. Creating and maintaining a positive workplace culture is everyone’s business – we’re all responsible for treating people with kindness and respect.
Who should attend the course?
The Bradley Institute Managing Diversity in the Workplace Course is designed for the public and private sector and is aimed at:
- All individuals in the workplace.
At the end of this course, Participants will be able:
t-item”>Identify sexual harassment in the workplace and understand what is classified as sexual harassment.
- Explain the South African laws relating to sexual harassment.
- Identify your rights and responsibilities as an employee relating to sexual harassment.
- Identify the types of behavior commonly covered by an employer’s sexual harassment policy.
- Identify the need to take a proactive stance to prevent sexual harassment.
- Explain how to deal with formal and informal complaints.
The Learning Model
The trainer uses up-to-date training techniques and a variety of training methods, to give all participants the
best opportunities for learning including:
- Class session
- Group discussions
- Simulations exercises
- Case studies and problem solving exercises
- Individual assignments
- Templates and tools
- Section 1 – Introduction to Sexual Harassment
- Section 2 – Understanding Sexual Harassment
- Section 3 – Creating a harassment-free workplace
- Section 4 – Sexual Harassment and the law
- Section 5 – Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace