Sexual harassment is not an epidemic. It never went away. All the solutions are supposedly in place, but they're clearly not working. So what's missing? And what are the best practices that private, public, and military organizations need to implement?
Simple models, training that offends, or people talking about it in small groups DOESN'T WORK. In fact, it can make things WORSE.
Personnel at all levels need to learn how to communicate about incidents, and understand how they can PREVENT them.
And there has to be a POST-TRAINING SUPPORT structure in place for refresh learning and coaching/counseling.
Women are angry. Men are upset and fearful. And it seems like there’s a new incident in the headlines every day.
There's been lots of training on sexual harassment, but the numbers haven't changed in 30 years. It's clear that current training approaches aren't working. Everyone’s concerned about sexual harassment, but no one knows what to do about it.
Organizations need to address the behavioral aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace. Your employees need to know what sexual harassment is and isn’t, how to stay out of trouble, and how to communicate about incidents.
It's not a compliance issue. It's a performance issue. Your training needs to include these topics:
… and all those tough questions from your attendees.
To truly prevent sexual harassment, you also need to address all the supporting behavioral tools and concepts.
We explain critical concepts including: the male/female perception gap, situational propriety, body language, zones of touching, "target" signals, denial attitudes, culture disconnects, emotional reactions, and conditions fostering sexual harassment.
We provide tools such as: Cooper's 6 Levels of Harassment™, Cooper's 8 Offender Stereotypes™, target profiles, offender profiles, 13 early warning signs, rules for investigations, how to counsel offenders, how to coach leaders, and more.
This makes it possible for everyone to specifically explain and discuss incidents, and to help prevent them from happening in the future.
We're the thought leaders. We augment the standard dry, legalistic discussion to provide unique and proven concepts and behavioral tools that are proven to change people's behavior.
We're experienced. We've been working with organizations for over 35 years on how to prevent sexual harassment using best-practice training and HR processes.
We're experts. Our book, Stop It Now: How targets and managers can end sexual harassment, is one of the first volumes to address the topic.
We've also written sexual harassment T3 training for Trainer's Workshop magazine, and authored online video-based training programs for BizLibrary.com.
We're effective. Our consulting and training is enlightening, engaging, impactful ... and gets measurable results.