Sexual Harassment Training – FAQs
Below are frequently asked questions about my in-person and instructor-led sexual harassment training, as well as about online sexual harassment prevention training.
Why do you exclusively provide in-person and instructor-led sexual harassment prevention training, not online training?
Why does your in-person training provide a better return on investment than online training?
Will you come to my company, or do we need to go to you?
Do you provide training for non-supervisors as well as supervisors?
Q: Why do you exclusively provide in-person and instructor-led sexual harassment prevention training, not online training?
A: The most important reason is that in the area of sexual harassment prevention training, I believe that my in-person training provides better value and more effective training than self-paced, individual online trainings. (See the next FAQ for why.) The one exception to providing in-person training is that I will work with clients to deliver a live instructor-led sexual harassment training via webinar if not all of their employees can attend an in-person session for logistical reasons.
Q: Why does your in-person sexual harassment training provide a better return on investment than online training?
A: My in-person training is affordable and effective, both of which make it an excellent value. My fees are much closer to online sexual harassment prevention training than most people would think, and sometimes my fees are even lower per head than online classes.
If your company is going to spend money on the training, your company might as well get something out of it. Effective instructor led sexual harassment training reinforces appropriate business conduct and reduces the chance of harassing conduct; this in turn reduces a company’s risk of being sued in costly sexual harassment litigation. Here’s an article that suggests harassment prevention classes make a difference in lawsuits.
What are the elements of effective SHPT training? It is not only accurate but 1) is customized; 2) is fun; and 3) allows participants to hear important feedback from their own coworkers. These elements are all present in my in-person sexual harassment training sessions, as well as in my webinars for clients.
Customized: I customize all my trainings beforehand, but seeing participants allows me to further customize during the training itself. For instance, based on participants’ body language and facial expressions, I can tell whether the topic is an important one for the participants or whether further explanation is necessary.
Fun: Very few people who have participated in online sexual harassment training describe those trainings as “fun” or “interesting.” (Compare with participant comments from my instructor led trainings.) In fact, they often describe those trainings as “boring.” If your employees aren’t paying attention to the training, they’re not going to get anything from it, and so neither is your company.
Feedback from coworkers: With self-paced online training, participants miss out on a key benefit–the ability to learn from their co-workers as well as the trainer. For instance, in instructor led sexual harassment training, they can learn what their fellow co-workers believe to be harassing or inappropriate conduct and can clarify company-specific issues regarding reporting harassment claims.
Q: Will you come to my company, or do we need to go to you?
A: I deliver instructor led sexual harassment training at your company’s site. I am based in Southern California (San Diego) and provide most of my harassment prevention training in Southern California and in the Bay Area (including Silicon Valley). However, I have delivered training throughout California and the United States; contact me, and we can discuss whether it makes sense for your company to hire me for out-of-state training.
Q: Do you provide training for non-supervisors as well as supervisors?
A: Yes. I have experience delivering both supervisor-only and company-wide on-site sexual harassment prevention training. While AB 1825 only requires training for “supervisors” (as defined by the AB 1825 statute and AB 1825 regulations), it is usually a good idea to train everyone at your company. After all, non-supervisors can harass and create potential liability, as well as hurt morale and productivity.