This comprehensive course is designed to provide all employees (including part-time, contractors and others) how to understand and prevent inappropriate behaviors, The laws have recently changed, requiring much more responsibility of people in positions of power. We discuss the most recent federal government regulations, as well as providing a brief history of the development of these workplace protections. We also discuss in detail California's requirements in preventing harassment, abusive behavior, bullying and discrimination.
California is usually among the states providing the most stringent protections - and other states usually follow these examples. Although we cannot cover the requirements in each and every state in a few hours course, we believe that by following the combination of federal and California State Law, plus our recommendations to be even more prudent, you will be in compliance.
Many examples of behaviors that could be construed as either appropriate or inappropriate - depending on the point of view of those involved will be offered as well as examples of clear inappropriate behaviors.
Laws against Abusive behavior -bullying - are new. We discuss these in detail.
In addition, there is a section on general prevention training - how to conduct it.
We cover the laws and examples of discrimination, harassment (sexual and otherwise) and the rights of the victim. Finally, we offer information about handling complaints and refer those we are instructing to other courses about investigating and dealing with conflict provided by Dr. Diamond
This author strongly suggests that this training be given to employees at least annually no matter how large or small the head count. It only takes two people to have a behavior reported as either harassment, bullying, or discrimination.
This is a valuable course that will help everyone in the workplace learn to be more understanding and courteous to others.
Why you should Attend
Not only is this mandatory for many of you, but the information contained in this course will enable you to recognize and prevent even the most subtle forms of harassment. As an employer or responsible person you want your staff (volunteers or paid) to behave in the most socially-workplace appropriate.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Discover the laws governing workplace protections from harassment, bullying and discrimination
- Explore the many examples of behaviors that need to be analyzed and make your own decisions regarding them
- Identify things such as adverse treatment and adverse impact
- Discover types of harassment, bullying and discrimination and what you can and cannot allow in the workplace
- Recognize the more subtle forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination ( such as hostile work environment and third party harassment) and learn how to respond to them
- Identify ways to investigate, sanction and offer remedies stopping all inappropriate behaviors
- Background of why this course is mandatory
- History of the laws pertaining to the topic
- Examples of harassment
- Examples of discrimination
- Examples of bullying
- Quid Pro Quo
- Hostile Work Environment
- Appropriate responses
Who Will Benefit
- Everyone who has to interact with others in associations, religious organizations and/or the workplace
- All managers and others responsible for the safety of others in their location(s)
Dr. ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development, and Organizational Development (O-D) consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace. Multifaceted, Dr. Diamond has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (business, education, management, marketing, business ownership, psychology - and some economics and law as well). This enables her to see things from a variety of angles and to cleave to the essence of a problem quickly, offering her clients creative and practical solutions.
As the President and Founder of her consulting firm, Diamond Associates, which was established in 1981, Dr. Diamond's clients range from boards of directors and upper management to support staff in many industries, both public and private. This includes small business and professional practices, corporations, associations, service/charity organizations and government agencies (including police and fire). She works with individuals, teams and large groups. Dr. Diamond trains Boards of Directors and teaches several courses to board members and those striving for board appointments.
She is well known for her skill in large and small group process, including workshops in strategic planning, change management, conflict resolution, system streamlining, communication, management of people and projects, as well as board of directors development, committee and team training.
Her executive consulting/coaching and mentoring of individuals includes helping new CEOs grow into their position and learn how to create and work with executive teams, stakeholders, and others in their organization.
Dr. Diamond teaches a wide range of MBA university courses in Business, Organizational Development, Quality, Change Management, Persuasion/Negotiation, Marketing, and Leadership.
Born into a family and culture of service to others, ArLyne has been involved with many associations, service and charity organizations. She is currently active in politics, Rotary, and ProMatch, an organization dedicated to helping those out of work, where she offers workshops and a weekly drop-in helping people with finding themselves, resumes, interview skills and landing the job.
A prolific writer, she has published hundreds of articles and four books. In addition, Dr. Diamond publishes a monthly newsletter, "Diamonds to You" and is a guest writer for several newspapers.
Dr. Diamond is offering on-line courses through Proformative Academy.
Her published books are:
Training Your Board of Directors: A Manual for the CEOs, Board Members. Administrators and Executives of Corporations, Associations, Non-Profit and Religious Organizations.
The "Please" and "Thank You" of Fund-Raising for Non-Profits
Conflict in the Workplace: Causes and Cures
Leading and Managing a Global Workforce
She is currently completing two other books: one will be Roles and Responsibilities in the Workplace - which will accompany employee handbooks - and the other is Understanding the Culture of Company and Country. She has completed the research for a third book, Managing for Creativity.
she appears on radio and television and speaks to associations and community organization on a wide range of topics. Her style is informal, friendly, and informative.