Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training
The Equal Opportunity Office offers interactive prevention training programs to curb discimination and harassment before they have the chance to become ingrained in the work environment. Contact the EO Office to schedule one of these programs or to discuss another EO program idea for your department.
Leading a Respectful Work Environment teaches effective prevention strategies to help create a workplace free from harassment. This program also explores college policies and the definitions of harassment and discrimination. Participants are asked to consider the inappropriate behaviors that could lead to claims of harassment. Participants also learn empowerment strategies to coach others through incidents of inappropriate conduct.
Leading a Respectful Work Environment for Supervisors and Managers includes the same material as in LRWE, but also specifically explores the supervisor's role as an agent of Swarthmore College.
The Three O's of Harassment - How would you respond to offensive conduct? This program affirms that at some point in our lives, everyone will be either an Offender, the Offended, or an Observer/Outsider. Whether directly or even indirectly effected by offensive conduct, we all have a significant role in addressing it and preventing harassment.
One-on-one assessment and training with individuals is also available to explore specific incidents of inappropriate conduct after it has already occurred. The employee is re-familiarized with college policies and develops an action plan for achieving and maintaining appropriate conduct in the workplace. The employee then shares the plan with the supervisor and the plan is incorporated as a tool into performance assessment.
Preventing Workplace Harassment at Swarthmore College is an informative harassment prevention course offered in an easy-to-use online format. This program is offered automatically to supervisors, academic department chairs, and new employees, including faculty. A Post-Online Training Dialogue is also available for groups who have completed the online training courses and would like to discuss the concepts presented in the training with the EOO.