Learn how leaders can help to prevent harassment and proactively create safe and healthy workplaces.
- If you're a male watching this course, ask any woman you know at work, or your daughter, your wife, your friend, or your mom, and she'll tell you she's experienced sexual harassment to some degree. And if you're a female watching this course, you've likely been sexually harassed. Harassment isn't just about females though, so it's probably safe to say that anyone watching this course has had some experience with sexual harassment. Which we should all find odd, right, because the law prohibits it? Yet, here we are, harassment is still very pervasive.
So how do we create a culture where it's comfortable to say no, even to those people who have power? Because people are going to ask each other out at work. People are going to make comments that hurt someone. People are going to step out of line. The answer goes much farther than your anti-harassment policy and training. Truly preventing harassment requires conversation about the nuances and seemingly minor things, because as long as those things go on, the bigger events will never end.
That's what we'll do in this course. Let's talk about real prevention.
- Defining harassment
- Why targets often don't report harassment
- Conducting a culture assessment
- Addressing all bad behavior, even incivility
- Designating multiple channels for reporting
- Leading an open discussion
- Preventing harassment through interpersonal skills
- Improving your ability to empathize with others