This Workplace Harassment & Violence Course is an easy approach to the requirements of business for harassment issues and violence. Great for those who deal with violence and harassment or have been involved themselves.
Duration: One Day: 9am - 4:30pm
Violence of any sort has many roots. 99% of the time, there are warning signs of workplace violence. No wonder companies are working to be more proactive in preventing harassment.
But how do you prevent harassment from occurring? What sorts of policies should be in place? What should managers do to protect their employees? And if a
complaint is filed, what will we do? All of these questions (and more!) will be answered in this one-day workshop. We will take a comprehensive look at workplace violence
and harassment: how to prevent it on an individual and an organizational level, and how to respond to it if it does occur.
Workplace Harassment Morning Session:
This session will look at legal, literary, and reasonable man/woman definitions of harassment.
The Purpose of Training
We will discuss what kind of harassment training can benefit an organization.
This session will discuss sexual harassment in a lecture and small group work. Topics
covered include the definition of sexual harassment, the components of harassment,
and common scenarios that could be construed as harassment.
Creating a Harassment Policy
The best way to prevent harassment from occurring is by setting a clear policy,
educating employees about it, and enforcing it. We will discuss some basics of creating,
implementing, and monitoring a policy, plus some training points.
Nipping it in the Bud
One of the most important prevention strategies is for managers to carefully monitor
their workplace. During this session we will use a lecture and a role play to talk about
how managers can do this.
There are many things that you can do to minimize your risk of being harassed or of
being perceived as a harasser. We will discuss six of them.
What if it Happens to Me?
During this session we will discuss what you can do if someone is harassing you,
including techniques for saying no. Participants will then practice these techniques
during a role play.
What if it’s Happening to Someone Else?
There will often be situations where a manager thinks or knows that harassment is
occurring, but a complaint has not been filed. We will discuss what to do in this
Someone has Filed a Complaint Against Me!
If you are in the situation where someone has filed a complaint against you, do not
panic. There are several steps that you can take to deal with the situation appropriately,
all of which will be discussed in detail during this session.
Addressing a Complaint
No matter how proactive you are, most employers receive a harassment complaint at some point in time. We will discuss the four key components of dealing with a
complaint fairly and appropriately.
If you suspect that a harassment complaint is false, you must be very careful when
dealing with it. This session will discuss some things that you can do in this situation.
When the claimant decides to file a complaint, mediation may be offered as an
alternative. We will discuss what mediation is, when it is and isn’t appropriate, and how
the process may work. Participants will also have an opportunity to role play mediation.
Investigating a Complaint
Investigating harassment complaints often requires special training and skills. During
this session, we will cover some basics of investigation, including when a complaint
should and should not be investigated, who should be involved, what the investigation
process should look like, and how results can be reported.
Making the Decision
During this session we will talk about who should make the final decision about the
complaint. We will also discuss when you should involve legal counsel.
There are three possible solutions to a harassment complaint: solutions for the
complainant, solutions for the respondent, and solutions for the organization. We will
explore possibilities for each case during this session.
After It’s Over
Once the harassment complaint has been resolved, everyone should try to get back to
normal life. This session will discuss how managers and the organization as a whole can
help employees make this transition.
Workplace Violence Afternoon Session:
What is Workplace Violence?
To start the afternoon, we will examine what workplace violence is, the cycle of violence, and some warning signs.
The Anger Management Process
Dr. Lynn McClure, an anger management specialist, has identified a seven-step process
to manage anger (yours or someone else’s). We will examine this process in detail
through a lecture and through role play presentations.
Basic Problem-Solving Tools
Being an effective problem solver is another way a person can help prevent anger. We
look at a three-phase problem solving model and a problem solving toolkit. Participants
will then apply these skills to a case study and to a personal problem.
Other Ways of Managing Anger
During this session, participants will discover some ways to manage their own anger,
including coping thoughts, strategies to unwind, and relaxation techniques.
Workplace Practices and Procedures
We will look at how training, Human Resources policies, staff management, and security
measures can help make your workplace a safer place.
Developing Emergency Response Plans
It is crucial that employees know what to do in case of an incident. We will discuss some
incidents to be prepared for and we will discuss what an ERP should cover.
The Immediate Response
We will look at what to do when you are part of a violent incident.
Consulting with the Experts
Depending on the situation, you may find that you need outside help. This session will
discuss who should be brought in, when they should be contacted, and how they should
The next step in the threat response process is to establish a communication plan. We
will give participants a template and some tips on communicating effectively.
About the courses
The workshops are a fun & entertaining learning experience. We highlight skills throughout the course and provide practical information on solving current issues and situations. By applying the information personally to each of the participants we help provide real solutions for each individual.
The way we deliver
We discuss with participants what they would like to obtain from each course. This way the facilitator knows exactly what information will be useful to each individual. It also means each course is custom made to suit the individuals at the course and our participants can learn more at a quicker pace without covering material that may not be required. By learning from each other within the course the participants can take real skills back to the workplace.
This helps everyone make the most of the training. Here are some additional details on why many people choose a Paramount course.
Why Paramount courses are better courses
-Motivational and professional trainers
-Lunch and refreshments provided
-We combine entertainment with training
-Every course is custom designed to suit the participants
-We provide professional and useful manuals to keep as a reference
What can you expect?
-A fun and entertaining session
-Useful skills you can use straight away
-A friendly trainer with personal attention
-A certificate for each participant that attends
-Experienced help and assistance in the specialised training areas