Sexual Harassment Training

Provide employees and supervisors with the necessary skills to foster inclusive work environments.

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Course overview


CPD Accredited

13 online lessons

Digital certificate

7 exercises

2 hours of learning

Course outcomes

Feel confident recognizing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Understand laws about sexual harassment, as well as steps to take when you are a victim of harassment.

Be able to utilize key strategies to address bias and discrimination in work environments.

Know important steps to cultivate a safe and inclusive work environment.

Recognize that early prevention matters - fostering inclusive workplaces is an effective sexual harassment prevention strategy.

Practice exercises

Access the practice exercises either online (in your browser) or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).

Up to 81% of women and 43% of men experience sexual harassment or assault in their lifetime [Source]. As responsible employers and ethical citizens, we must do all we can to prevent this.

This training program is designed to help employees and supervisors gain the skills necessary to foster inclusive work environments that are healthy, welcoming, and safe for everyone.

Throughout this course, you'll learn how to address and reduce sexual harassment in the workplace. You’ll learn via online videos and interactive practice exercises, where you will witness some of the most common sexual harassment environments and reflect on how you would, and could, behave instead.

State-mandated requirements

This course is designed to meet and exceed all the sexual harassment training requirements in the following states, for both employees and supervisors:

  • California
  • New York
  • Illinois

Online learning, done differently

This course offers you a unique learning approach proven to result in lasting behavioral change. At certain points throughout the course, you'll be prompted to experience what you've learned in online exercises.

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Complete a series of self-paced, online classes led by your expert instructor via videos, quizzes, and case studies.

Practice exercises

Witness real-life situations

Deepen your understanding of harassment by being put in a variety of different situations and seeing how you react.

Course content

  • Harassment seriously impairs the establishment of healthy, welcome, and safe work environments. This section provides an overview of what you will cover during the program, take a look at the history of sexual harassment, and why training is important.
  • Course overview
  • History of sexual harassment
  • Why is training important?
  • Quiz: Section 1
  • What separates harassment from other types of behavior? This can be difficult, as harassment does not have to be explicitly sexual, but it can include offensive remarks, posters, or even correspondence. Following the advice in this section can help you to take the guesswork out of creating a safe and welcoming environment.
  • What is sexual harassment?
  • Types of harassment
  • Harassment law: What you need to know
  • Quiz: Section 2
  • In this module, you’ll learn steps you can take if you’re a victim of harassment, as well as steps for supervisors to take when an employee makes a sexual harassment claim. You’ll also learn how to guard against misbehavior by fostering a positive work environment where employees feel like valued members of the team.
  • What to do if you’re being harassed
  • Supervisors should lead the way
  • Fostering a healthy workplace
  • Quiz: Section 3
  • Experience and be witness to different forms of sexual harassment, from blocking, to physical contact, to mansplaining. This is an opportunity to reflect on what you've learned in the course and how you’ll apply this to your workplace.
  • Scenario's overview

Your instructor

Dr. Samantha Noll is an internationally recognized author and scholar in applied ethics and online education. She is the author/ editor of two books and 30+ scholarly articles on topics ranging from medical ethics to how to mitigate ethical conflicts in the public sphere.

Her team at Michigan State University won an AT&T Best Online Course Award for their Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) aimed at making STEM education accessible.

Drawing from over ten years of experience teaching at both private and public universities, Dr. Samantha Noll brings a wealth of experience to the table. This harassment course is based on her extensive experience providing practical ethics training to healthcare professionals and students alike.

Exercises and experiences

Experience some of the most common sexual harassment situations from a first-person perspective so you can reflect on how it makes you feel, how you could respond, and become aware of times you may unconsciously display any of these traits.

Note: These exercises can be completed online (in your browser) or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).

Explore all the exercises available on the VirtualSpeech platform.

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