Pollack Peacebuilding Systems is the creator of Stop Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Empowerment, & Vocalization Skills, a unique, comprehensive, but efficient Sexual Harassment training workshop designed for employees, managers, and executives at organizations. The workshop is a dynamic, interactive “Circle Training” event, specifically geared toward creating awareness, engendering clarity on what constitutes harassment, and empowering victims to skillfully vocalize their experiences.
There is almost nothing more toxic to the work environment and interoffice morale than conflict between coworkers, or between staff and management, especially when it comes to sexual harassment. That’s why learning effective harassment recognition tools and confrontation techniques is an incredible asset to company culture. Of course, supervisors holding everyone accountable to sexual harassment policies is an exceptional element at any company, but when the whole staff has some training in effectively handling and preventing harassment, company culture becomes tremendously enhanced. This training tends to move companies toward a more supportive, collaborative culture.
The cost of better sexual harassment training for companies is incredibly lower than the potential lawsuits and public relation fiascoes that result from poorly handled sexual harassment incidents. At PPS, we are passionate about improving employee safety, as well as enhancing the overall office environment. We keep company values, policies, and interests in mind while training employees to effectively handle and prevent sexual harassment in order to create happier, safer working atmospheres.
To discuss Stop Sexual Harassment Training for your company or organization, contact PPS today. We’d love to help improve your workplace environment and enhance your overall culture.
Whether the individual is male, female, trans or doesn’t identify with a gender, they can be affected by sexual harassment at work. While women have often been the victims of sexual harassment in the past, it is important to note that men are just as likely to experience sexual harassment at work as their female counterparts. For this reason, it is important to include all employees in any sort of sexual harassment training.
Sexual harassment can be physical or verbal. While it’s easy to point out physical sexual harassment, verbal harassment is a little bit more challenging to discern. It is important to remember that just because you, as an executive or manager, haven’t seen a problem, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. In fact, as a leader, it is your responsibility to not only identify problems but also to find ways of understanding a problem in order to find the most viable solution. This, of course, can be accomplished through proper sexual harassment training.
For a long time, sexual harassment has been an unpleasant but tolerated part of the workplace. Making a pass at a female employee could have been considered charming if it resulted in an eventual relationship- even if, most of the time, the advances were unwelcome. While some people did report incidences in the past, the problem was mostly handled with a proverbial “slap on the wrist” and usually by HR. With the advent of #MeToo, however, people are speaking out and demanding change. It is important to understand that the #MeToo movement did not create trouble, but rather brought to light a very long-standing problem.
This public outcry for better behavior in the workplace may have also left some employees confused because they’d never before been called out on a long-standing, inappropriate joke or action. Some individuals have even gone as far as to claim that they are going to “avoid” their female co-workers altogether. Fortunately, the problem is not as daunting as the internet would have us believe and, at Pollack Peacebuilding, we are happy to work with your team to help ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable in the workplace through our sexual harassment training program.
When it comes to educating your company about sexual harassment, you have several options in terms of distributing the information. For instance, you can write a memo or company email with the new policies. However, if you don’t have the training to handle sexual harassment, your advice may be off point. Moreover, or if this method of communication has failed in the past, it is likely to be ignored.
Another way is general training for managers and executives on how to handle sexual harassment. While this is a good first step, it fails to truly reach all company employees and may cause a disconnect. At Pollack Peacebuilding, we have created a program that works with every single company employee to help build a positive supportive environment where victims feel safe to step forward while also strengthening rapport and teamwork among your employees. Contact us today to learn more about our sexual harassment training workshops.