Training sessions

**Registration now open for all sessions**

Start your journey to become a SHARP Workplace. Register for free training sessions now! (See below for available dates)

 

A SHARP Workplace is respectful, understands its legal responsibilities, and knows how to respond to and prevent sexual harassment. 

Please note: We encourage dialogue in the training and want to protect your privacy, so we do not record these sessions.

For employers and workers

What is Workplace Sexual Harassment?  

**employers and workers**

120 minutes

If the topic of workplace sexual harassment is new to you, this is a great place to start. This session will introduce you to sexual harassment in the workplace: how to identify it, how common it is, and what factors let it happen.                 

Register now for an upcoming session:

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Wednesday, October 12, 1:00pm to 3:00 pm

Rights and Responsibilities 

**employers and workers**

120 minutes

In this session, employers in small businesses and non-profits will get a basic understanding of their legal obligations to create a respectful workplace, including under workers’ compensation and human rights’ laws. Workers will learn about their rights to a safe workplace free of sexual harassment and discrimination, and how they can help to maintain a respectful workplace.

Register now for an upcoming session:

Wednesday, August 31, 10:30 am to 12 noon

Wednesday, September 28, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thursday, October 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Foundational Course

**employers and workers** 

90 minutes  

For those who understand the basics of what workplace sexual harassment is, get greater insight into the impact of historical colonial violence that continues to influence the Canadian workplace. Guided by Bonnie van Hatten, Indigenous Education Lead, Secwepemc, you will learn about the roots of harassment and what it means to decolonize and reconcile from an Indigenous perspective.

Register now for an upcoming session:

Wednesday, September 7, 9:30 to 11:00 am

Wednesday, October 5, 9:30 to 11:00 am

Wednesday, November 9, 9:30 to 11:00 am

Wednesday, December 7, 9:30 to 11:00 am

Testimonials

“Awesome webinar! It was short and dense with interactions and resources.”

“I appreciated that intersectionality was briefly addressed, as well as the factors that could increase risk of sexual harassment in the workplace.”
 
“[this session] makes it easy to determine what is and what isn’t sexual harassment.”
 

For employers only

Best Practices for Developing a Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy 

**employers only** 

120 minutes 

This session is for employers in small businesses and non-profits. You’ll get information about how to set up policies and procedures around workplace sexual harassment, along with a free detailed policy and procedures template that you can use to develop and implement your own workplace sexual harassment policy.

Register now for an upcoming session:

Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Workplace Investigations 

**employers only**

120 minutes

In this two-hour session for employers, you’ll use the: A trauma-informed approach to addressing workplace sexual harassment manual that you can use to learn how to carry out workplace investigations into sexual harassment complaints. This manual is free for you to keep.

Register now for an upcoming session:

Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Legal options and remedies: for employers

120 minutes

This session gives employers the information and resources you need to understand the legal options available to anyone who experiences sexual harassment in their workplace and your obligations as an employer when a worker pursues a legal option.

Anyone experiencing workplace sexual harassment can access the SHARP Workplaces’ free legal clinic  from anywhere in BC

Register now for an upcoming session:

Wednesday, August 17, 10:30 am to 12 noon

Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

For workers only

Legal options and remedies: for workers

120 minutes

This session for workers will give you the information and resources you need to understand the legal options available to anyone who experiences sexual harassment in the workplace and the employer’s obligations when a worker pursues a legal option.

Anyone who experiences workplace sexual harassment can access the SHARP Workplaces’ free legal clinic  from anywhere in BC.

Register now for an upcoming session:

Wednesday, August 24, 10:30 am to 12 noon

Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm