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A Masterclass for HR Professionals

PER | Monday 26th February 2018
MEL | Wednesday 28th February 2018
ADL | Friday 2nd March
BRI | Monday 5th March
SYD | Wednesday 7th March
WEL | Tuesday 10th April
AUK | Thursday 12th April

Preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the modern day workplace can be a challenging task. This full day masterclass aims to guide HR practitioners and managers through the process of preventing sexual harassment, as well as intervening without breaching the rights of the parties involved. 
 
The course provides guidelines on how to respond to complaints of sexual harassment, and what factors need to be taken into account when deciding what intervention is most appropriate. The rights and responsibilities of both the investigator and the parties to an investigation are addressed, as are the common issues that often arise as part of a workplace investigation.
 
Dr Jenkins uses relevant cases and case law to illustrate an evidence based risk management approach to the prevention and intervention of sexual harassment complaints. Through this risk management lens she highlights how organisations are able to identify and address systemic risks that can contribute to sexual harassment, and other inappropriate workplace behaviours. Her workshops are known for being interactive, interesting and relevant in nature. They offer practical guidance based on best practice principals.
    

 

1. Understanding the legal obligations of employers, managers and employees in relation to sexual harassment

  • Including cyber-sexual harassment and sexual harassment through information technologies
  • Understanding Duty Of Care
  • Knowingyour Vicarious Liability and Accessorial Liability, from an operational HR perspective

2. How to develop a culture where sexual harassment cannot take place
  • How to take a risk management approach to prevention
  • From risk identification, to mitigation and control

3. How to look after yourself, the participants and your team
  • Being resilient and managing the stress of an investigation

4. How to best respond to poor behaviours
  • Choosing the right approach, at the right time for your organisation
  • Advantages and disadvantages of mediation, investigation and an external complaint being lodged
  • The importance of follow-up

5. Understanding best practice in Investigating sexual harassment complaints
  • Rules, roles, responsibilities, and overcoming common issues
  • Rights and responsibilities of all participants
  • Evaluating the suitability of different types of investigations

 

6. Helping the parties return to work after sexual harassment
  • Understand the importance of a ‘safe environment’, from the perspective of the target

MASTERCLASS LEADER

Dr. Moira Jenkins

Director

Aboto Psychology and Workplace Conflict Management Services

Dr Moira Jenkins is a clinical psychologist who also specialises in the area of psychological/mental health in the workplace, management of high conflict behaviours and dispute resolution. Moira’s Phd was in the area of bullying and sexual harassment and she works closely with organisations, assisting them to develop inclusive workplace cultures and prevent and manage sexual harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying. 
Taking a risk management approach, Moira has assisted organisations to identify risks that may be present, that if not addressed, could contribute to sexual harassment occurring, and has helped number of organisations to develop specific polices and complaint procedures in relation to sexual harassment and discrimination. Dr Jenkins is also author of the book Preventing and Managing Workplace Bullying and Harassment: A Risk Management Approach

WHY ATTEND

The biggest issues related to harassment in the workplace currently relate to sexual harassment, and anyone can be a harasser or the victim of harassment. One in five women in Australia experience sexual harassment at work and one in twenty men experience sexual harassment.
The prevalence of workplace sexual harassment claims is rapidly escalating. Employers and HR management are increasingly being exposed to Vicarious Liability regarding sexual harassment, and related claims of bullying or discrimination.
Attend to develop holistic HR policies and practice, which link sexual harassment management and response with strong workplace culture, equality, inclusion, and mental wellness outcomes
  • Adopt best practice identifying potential for sexual harassment
  • Ensure investigations are managed correctly, with the right oversights in place, and be prepared for different scenarios
  • Using best practice for responding to claims
  • Mitigate and control risks resulting from sexual harassment incidents
  • Implement Return-To-work processes
  • Manage the stress and wellbeing of investigation teams
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • HR directors, managers, general managers
  • Organisational Development
  • Heads of People & Culture
  • Performance & Reward professionals
  • HR Advisors
  • Employee Relations managers
  • Industrial Relations & Workplace Relations managers
  • COOs and heads of operations
  • Inhouse legal and risk managers
From cross-sector corporations and Government

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LOCATION

PERTH | Monday 26th February
This Masterclass will be held in a hotel in Perth's CBD.
Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks before the event date.

MELBOURNE |  Wednesday 28th February
This Masterclass will be held in a hotel in Melbourne's CBD.
Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks before the event date.
 
ADELAIDE | Friday 2nd March
This Masterclass will be held in a hotel in Adelaide's CBD.
Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks before the event date.
 
BRISBANE | Monday 5th March
This Masterclass will be held in a hotel in Brisbane's CBD.
Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks before the event date.
 
SYDNEY | Wednesday 7th March
This Masterclass will be held in a hotel in Sydney's CBD.
Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks before the event date.
 
WELLINGTON | Tuesday 10th April
This Masterclass will be held in a hotel in Wellington's CBD.
Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks before the event date.
 
AUCKLAND | Thursday 12th April
This Masterclass will be held in a hotel in Auckland's CBD.
Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks before the event date.