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Sexual Harassment Management

Recording Date: November 02, 2007
Price: Free

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Recent cases in the news have highlighted the importance of implementing prompt, fair and effective procedures when sexual harassment complaints arise.

How people function in the workplace has much to do with how they relate to one another and the relationships they develop. What is deemed as an appropriate or inappropriate relationship is often hard for people to decipher, and even more difficult to determine when someone crosses the line.

To be productive in the workplace and to be an efficient manager, it's critical for you to be aware of when you or someone else has crossed the line and established an inappropriate relationship.

What You Will Learn

This informative Webcast examines:
  • What you should do when someone on your team "crosses the line"
  • How sexual harassment cases can impact company morale
  • Which offensive behaviors can be considered harassment
  • Whose responsibility it is to report what he or she observes
  • Nine key steps to take when sexual harassment happens
  • What constitutes reasonable care and how can that impact your situation
  • Good and bad management techniques for receiving a complaint

Most people think this is something HR handles, but the truth is most cases start with an employee reporting a situation to the manager. If you don't know your policy and the law, you as the manager or agent of your organization can make a bad situation much worse.

Join us as we explore this important issue and offer guidelines to help you better manage through these difficult situations.

About the Presenters

Marcia K. Thompson is the founder of Resolving Conflict Institute, LLC-a company that provides training and consulting services to government and private industry. She specializes in communication skills, employment law, organizational change, ethics, leadership, conflict resolution, ADR, sexual harassment, human resources, and train-the-trainer, among other topics.

In addition Ms. Thompson is a lawyer with a background in Title VII dispute resolution from her prior work in the federal government and also served as a collateral duty equal employment opportunity (EEO) counselor handling a variety of workplace and Title VII-related concerns. Additionally, she is a faculty member at two area universities, serves as a guest lecturer at universities and organizations in the D.C. metropolitan area and is a member of the Virginia State Bar.


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing! Dial-up connectors - please allow more time.