Course Description

Harassment training is not required in every state, but it is a necessity for organizations who want to foster safe, respectful, welcoming, and inclusive workplace cultures, and who want to avoid costly and tedious lawsuits. When harassment, bullying, and retaliation is not dealt with it can have damaging effects to workers’ productivity, performance, engagement, creativity, and health/wellness. Recent statistics show that 54% of workers have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. Moreover, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that the majority of workers (up to 94%) who experience sexual harassment in the workplace do not report it. Providing training and education for people leaders and staff is an important step in the right direction to ensuring that everyone complies with federal laws that govern harassment, but more importantly, that they understand their role in contributing to a more inclusive, welcoming, and high performing workplace culture.

In this course, Dr. Davis will highlight the federal laws that govern harassment in the workplace. She will discuss the various forms of harassment and identify what constitutes harassing behaviors. This course will underpin the importance of acting respectfully toward all coworkers, whether they're located in the next office or on the other side of the globe. Throughout the course, Dr. Davis will share real life stories, lessons learned, and relevant strategies that will drive home the basic principles for promoting a professional, welcoming, and harassment-free workplace.

Course Objectives

  • Assess your knowledge of what is harassment.
  • Explain the statutory regulations and legal background of harassment.
  • Define the forms of harassment and what constitutes harassing behaviors.
  • Identify the effects that harassment has inside the workplace.
  • Discuss your leadership role in preventing harassment/ discrimination in the workplace.
  • Review workplace scenarios and the appropriate actions.
  • Identify strategies for leading a culture transformation that results in a more inclusive, welcoming, and respectful workplace.

Features & Highlights

  • Interactive Learning

    We find that the educational process is enhanced through interactive learning. Throughout the course Dr. Davis engages participants in their learning process through worksheets, handouts, and quizzes.

  • Fully Customizable

    Are you looking for a more personalized harassment program? We offer the option to customize this course with your organization's branding and a personalized video from your CEO. Three year licensing options are also available for housing on your company's learning management system (LMS).

  • Certificate of Completion

    Who doesn't want to be awarded for their success? Upon successful completion of the 17 modules and a passing grade on the final quiz, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Professional Education Credits

Dr. Shirley Davis and SDS Global Enterprises, Inc. have passed the rigorous scrutiny of both the The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and has earned their Approved Preferred Provider Certification. This important certification means that SDS Global Enterprises’ programs meet the standards and requirements of the HR profession’s Body of SHRM Competencies and Knowledge instituted by SHRM and HRCI’s strict guidelines for offering HR education. Therefore, SHRM’s Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI’s continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Certificates of Completion for programs provided by SDS Global Enterprises may be awarded.


“I wish all online/webinar type courses were done at this level. Informative, easy to follow, and interesting. ”

M. Goldberg

“Thank you for providing this important culture setting tool. I am a new company and so glad to have this as a resource. ”

G. Berry

“Great session! I've already recommended it to some coworkers. ”

J. Devereaux

Pricing options

Bulk pricing options available. Contact for further details.

Course Curriculum

  • 01
    Module 1: Intro and Overview
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    • Intro and Overview
  • 02
    Module 2: Assess Your Knowledge
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    • 02_Assess Your Knowledge
    • Harassment Quiz
  • 03
    Module 3: Current Climate
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    • Current Climate
    • Current Climate Worksheet
  • 04
    Module 4: My Story and Why Victims Don't Speak Out
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    • My Story and Why Victims Don't Speak Out
    • Why Victims Don't Speak Worksheet
  • 05
    Module 5: Federal Regulations
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    • Federal Regulations
    • Harassment Laws
  • 06
    Module 6: Definitions of Harassment
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    • Definitions of Harassment
  • 07
    Module 7: Four Types of Harassment
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    • Four Types of Harassment
    • Four Types of Harassment Worksheet
  • 08
    Module 8: More Facts About Harassment
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    • More Facts About Harassment
  • 09
    Module 9: Retaliation
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    • Retaliation
  • 10
    Module 10: How to Handle Complaints
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    • How to Handle Complaints
  • 11
    Module 11: Investigating Complaints
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    • Investigating Complaints
    • Handling Claims Worksheet
  • 12
    Module 12: Your Responsibilities
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    • Your Responsibilities
    • Your Responsibilities
    • Key Points to Remember When Investigating
  • 13
    Module 13: Intro to Culture
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    • Intro to Culture
  • 14
    Module 14: Culture Transformation Part 1
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    • Culture Transformation Part 1
  • 15
    Module 15: Culture Transformation Part 2
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    • Culture Transformation Part 2
  • 16
    Module 16: Case Studies
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    • Case Studies
    • Case Study A
    • Case Study B
    • Case Study C
  • 17
    Module 17: Summary and Takeaways
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    • Summary and Takeaways
  • 18
    Final Quiz
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    • Final Completion Quiz
  • Dr. Shirley Davis

    Instructor Bio:

    Dr. Shirley Davis is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce management expert, a certified leadership coach, and a master of reinvention. She works with leaders at all levels and has worked in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and delivers more than 80 speeches a year. She brings a high-energy, high-content and high-value message to audiences all around the world. She has over 20 years of business experience in a variety of senior and executive leadership roles with Fortune 100 companies and served as the Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion and Workplace Strategies for the world’s largest HR membership association, the Society for Human Resource Management. Dr. Davis’ expertise lies in providing solutions and strategies for achieving leadership excellence and in building high performing and inclusive workplace cultures where all talent can thrive. Dr. Davis has also been a featured expert on NBC’s The Today Show, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS News, HR Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal,, and Inclusion Magazine. She is also a featured author of two popular LinkedIn Learning courses entitled “Leadership Foundations” and “Inclusive Leadership.” She is the author of, “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life,” and “The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You are Over-Performing and Undervalued.”

    Shirley Davis

    President, SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.