Sexual Harassment Prevention

a one-page primer on what this is all about


A common critique of sexual harassment trainings* is that they fail to get to the root of the problem: preventing harassment from happening in the first place.

In this interactive sexual harassment prevention training, rather than being quizzed about procedures or simply checking off legal boxes, participants will examine what leads to abuses of power in the first place, and create a culture of respect together. The group will communicate personal boundaries, as well as establish what positive behaviors are encouraged within the company culture. They will learn to look out for their fellow colleagues, be empowered to talk about the topic, and speak up against harassment when they see or experience it. The goal of this training is to empower those on the receiving end of harassment or observing harassment to make those prone to harassing others aware of their own behaviors, and how they can help others feel safe. Attendees will glean how to promote a culture in which respect is the norm and harassment is called out and not tolerated.

In conjunction with the company’s HR department, GoldJam Creative offers a three-part training:

  • HR (or company representative) leads a training session covering the company’s policies and procedures for how to handle instances of sexual harassment. GoldJam Creative attends.
  • GoldJam Creative leads an hour-long facilitated discussion around sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • GoldJam Creative leads a three-hour Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, outlined below.

*Our training is NOT a substitute for any legal requirements, but it is the way to take those requirements and turn them into positive action.

what you will learn

how pushing back against power imbalances, disrespect, and silence can prevent sexual harassment

how to talk about harassment and push through the discomfort and stigma surrounding the topic

how harassment and insensitive behavior affects others and the company’s overall success

what you will practice

setting and communicating personal boundaries, with the understanding that people have different boundaries and it’s important to be aware that what one person is okay with may make another person uncomfortable

noticing signs that another person feels unsafe or uncomfortable, and bringing them back to safety

identifying power dynamics and how they can be used positively and negatively, helping participants become aware of how their own power may affect others

responding to harassment in the moment, utilizing different tactics for different scenarios

establishing guidelines for company culture, stating what behaviors are communally accepted and how colleagues can show respect for each other

fun fact

topical trivia you probably don’t know

Did you know...

...81% of people believe sexual harassment exists in most workplaces, but 90% believe it’s a problem in theirs?