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Training for Staff

Sexual Harassment & Racial/Ethnic Harassment Prevention Training

This training is required of all staff members. This is done online via AccessPlus. View instructions for completing the training.

ISU Extension Teaching Outline
For Supervisors to Use with Staff for Sexual Harassment Training


To inform ISU Extension employees about the ISU Sexual Harassment Policy.

To inform ISU Extension employees about their responsibility in helping to maintain an environment free of harassment.

To inform ISU Extension Employees about preventing sexual harassment.

Time needed:

Minimum of one hour without the use of the videotape or one and one-half hours with the use of the videotape.

Equipment needed:

Videotape player and monitor (optional), newsprint, easel, and markers.

Video tape: "Subtle Sexual Harassment" Program II - "Management's New Responsibility." Obtainable from ISU Training and Development Office, 3810 Beardshear Hall, 515/294-8914


I. Introduction

A. Welcome
B. Overview of Objectives and Agenda

II. ISU Sexual Harassment Policy

A. Review
B. Highlights
1. Purpose
a. To provide a working and learning environment that is respectful and free of sexual harassment.

2. Sexual harassment is a threat to the institution's integrity.
3. ISU will not tolerate sexual harassment.
4. Primary goal of policy

a. Prevent and stop objectionable behavior

5. Policy applies to all students and employees
6. Administrators who do not respond to sexual harassment complaints are violating the policy.
7. Reprisal or retaliation against the individual making the complaint is violating the policy.

III. Defining Sexual Harassment

A. Sexual Harassment Awareness Quiz
B. Review the definition
1. Cover the policy
2. View the videotape
3. In discussion groups
a. What did you find significant?
b. What questions come to mind?
c. How does this sexual harassment definition affect you?

4. Process in the total group

IV. Complaint Resolution Procedures

A. Review how to initiate a complaint
B. Review confidentiality
C. Review assisters
D. Review Informal and Formal Complaints
E. Review Direct Institutional Action and External Actions

V. Preventing Sexual Harassment

A. Contributing Factors
1. In group identify
a. factors that contribute to a climate that leads to sexual harassment
b. reasons why victims don't speak out

B. Refer to the Effects of Sexual Harassment

1. Review the descriptors of position interaction and sexual harassment

C. Review how to prevent sexual harassment

1. Review what to do if sexually harassed

D. Refer to available resources and assister list

VI. Summary and Evaluation