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Introduction:
Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) at the workplace is one of the serious issues being faced by many organizations. In the year 2013, to support POSH, the “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act“ was passed in India.

According to this act, any organization with more than 10 employees must implement this law. The law states that these organizations must have an Internal Complaint Committee with a woman heading it. Also, it is the responsibility of the organization to train their employees regarding the act.

“The Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act of India mandates every organization to define their sexual harassment policies, prevention systems, procedures and service rules for employees. This courseware helps participants identify the various types of sexual harassment and recognize behaviors that may be considered inappropriate. “The module will help organizations educate employees on what is deemed sexually offensive conduct. This is an essential and important step towards the reduction of corporate liability as well as to maintain a professional work environment.”

What Is This Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training all about?
As per the Constitution of India, “equality of status and opportunity” must be secured for all the citizens. With improved access to education and employment, more and more women are entering the workforce every day. But sadly, almost 60% of them face sexual harassment at work every day. Sexual Harassment is a gross violation of women’s rights to equality and dignity. Not only is it an infringement of women’s fundamental rights, but it also results in the loss of workplace motivation and productivity. It is considered a strong form of violence against women. Did you know this? A safe workplace is a woman’s legal right. The courseware is an interactive session with the lesson objectives divided into two phases:

A. Phase one discusses the types of sexual harassment and helps participants identify such inappropriate situations at the workplace through examples;
B. Phase two is focused on the course of action available to the victims of sexual harassment and also employer responsibilities in this area.

The entire program has live situations and questions at regular intervals to check on comprehension and understanding by the participants.

Course Objectives:
This ‘Sexual Harassment Prevention course’, designed to create awareness on sexual harassment of women:
Explains the genesis of the POSH Act 2013 in a detailed manner
Defines what sexual harassment is and explains the impact of such behaviour on women
Educates the entire workforce about the various forms of sexual harassment
Focuses on the key institutions and individuals involved in the prohibition of sexual harassment
Teaches employees the necessity of reporting harassment promptly
Emphasizes that no form of sexual harassment will be tolerated within any organization
Roles and responsibilities of supervisors as well as employees in prevention and handling of complaints
The actions, words or items that can be associated with a hostile work environment
The consequences of sexual harassment: how careers and companies can be affected
Discussion exercises: video and scripted scenarios that clarify subtle issues
Your company’s approach to sexual harassment

Who is this course for?
This course is intended for any user who can be a worker/ an employee/ an employer/ an executive/ a board member/ HR/ advocate who is working in the private/ public/ government sector in India. The course informs about workplace sexual harassment and their right to an informed complaint process in seeking redress as provided under the Act and Rules framed.

IITD Sr. Expert Faculty:
Highly experienced faculty from Indian Institute of Training & Development will conduct this training. The training sessions will provide participants an opportunity to discuss specific problems with the expert faculty.

Medium: English/ Hindi/ Marathi

Fees and Registration:
Rs. 2,000 + GST 18% per person.
Rs. 1,800 + GST 18% per person for a group of Three to Four participants.
Rs. 1,600 + GST 18% per person for a group of Five or more participants.
Kindly provide details for registration to Email: iitdpune@gmail.com & rajiv@iitdworld.com; Name of the Program, name of the participants, company name, GST no., contact details.

Certification:
Digital Certificate of Participation will be provided to all the participants.