Supervisor Sexual Harassment Course Outline


What every supervisor needs to know to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. 

The Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment

Detailed Outline, Course Analysis and Training Guarantee

This training is available as an instructor-led session at you location, via live instructor-led webinar, or as a customized online course.      

Covering sexual harassment, and all other types of workplace harassment, and customized to incorporate your organization’s harassment policy and procedures, this two-hour course is designed to give management and supervisory personnel practical and relevant compliance information through an engaging learning experience. 

Participants learn what specifically constitutes a complaint of sexual or discriminatory harassment; specifies how and when a supervisor should work with human resources; and provides specific strategies for recognizing, responding to and resolving complaints of sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination.


Comply with EEOC guidelines and all state sexual harassment training requirements.

Meet all elements of the 2-Hour Sexual Harassment Requirements for Management and Supervisory Personnel.

The course is highly interactive interactive using cases, scenarios and exercises. Using You-Make-The-Call application exercises and scenarios practice real-world policy application. Everyone develops a thorough understanding of the nuances of workplace harassment and the legal responsibility they have to control it. 

We structure the course around scenarios that are relevant to your work environment, key issues are discussed, questions are answered and guidance is given. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and have their questions answered by a qualified harassment prevention expert.

The Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Workplace Harassment course will help your organization prevent and control workplace harassment, and can be an important part of an organization’s effort to create a defensible position against any harassment claim. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.


Supreme Court decisions and the current EEOC Guidelines make it clear that employers need to go beyond simply having an anti-harassment policy. Employers must provide training to ensure every manager and employee understands the organization's harassment policy. Employers must show due diligence relative to controlling workplace harassment. Every employee should be trained on what harassment is, and what to do about harassment, if they see it happening to them or anyone else.

Managers and supervisors must be aware of their liability and their responsibility to control harassment. They need to know how to prevent sexual, and other forms of workplace harassment, and what steps to take if harassment claims are made.

The Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment course, outlined below, will get your organization to track, prevent and control harassment of all types.



Harassment Training for Supervisors Course Overview:

The Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment

Alliance workplace harassment facilitators are meet qualified required to conduct sexual harassment training all applicable regulations. 

Who Should Attend

All supervisors, managers and human resource department personnel.

Training Benefits

  • Understand how workplace harassment impacts the workplace
  • Recognize Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment Harassment 
  • Recognize the most common myths and misconceptions about workplace harassment
  • It's not just about sex anymore - hostile work environments based on protected classes other than sex 
  • Tips for identifying the four sexual harassment patterns and how to put a stop to them
  • Mistakes managers make that can create a hostile work environment in your workplace 
  • Practical guidance regarding the statutory provisions concerning the prevention and correction of sexual harassment 
  • Know how, when and where the employers can establish the Ellerth and Farragher affirmative defenses to harassment claims 
  • What you need to do in addition to having a policy to establish that you have exercised 
  • Available remedies to victims of sexual harassment in employment 
  • Practical examples aimed at instructing the prevention of harassment, discrimination and retaliation
  • Tips to avoid retaliation claims 
  • How to recognize the many faces of sexual harassment; you'll be surprised by who's actually guilty 
  • Tips for handling the harassment investigation 
  • Pass the Harassment Prevention Quiz every manager and supervisor should be able to ace

Overview of Topics and Skills Developed

  • Overview of Importance of Training and Laws that Prohibit Harassment 
    • Learning Objectives 
    • Why Every Employee Should Care About Discriminatory Harassment 
    • Why Training is Important 
  • Federal Laws that Prohibit Harassment 
    • Understanding all Types of Discriminatory Harassment
    • State Law (in your location) that prohibits harassment 
    • Discrimination versus Harassment
  • In-Depth Discussion of the Two Different Types of Harassment 
    • Definition of Quid Pro Quo Harassment 
    • Discussion of Who Can Engage in Quid Pro Quo Harassment
    • Examples and Discussion of Actual Cases
    • Definition of Hostile Work Environment Harassment
    • Discussion of How a Hostile Work Environment Can Be Created
    • Examples from Actual Cases
    • Requirement that Conduct be Severe and Pervasive
    • Discussion of Who Can Create a Hostile Work Environment
  • What about abusive conduct and bullying?
    • What the law says
    • Your responsibility to control abusive behaviors
    • What to do if it occurs
  • Recognizing Inappropriate Behavior
    • Verbal
    • Visual – including electronic
    • Physical
  • What Causes Workplace Harassment?
  • What about Workplace Romance?
    • Cautions
    • Actions to take
  • Handling Harassment Complaints 
    • When a claim is brought to you
    • What to say - what Not to say
    • What to do
    • What not to do
    • The Liability of knowing
  • Elements of the Investigation
    • HR’s Role 
    • Prompt Corrective Action
  • Confidentiality
  • Prohibition on Retaliation
    • What is retaliation
    • What is not retaliation  
  •  Liability
    • Employer
    • Personal
  • Creating a Defensible Position Against Claims of Harassment
    • Cases
    • Policy
    • Appropriate Action
  • Avoiding Costly Mistakes Commonly Made by Managers and Supervisors
  • In-Depth Discussion of Company’s Anti-Harassment Policy (incorporated throughout the training)
  • The Quiz Every Manager and Supervisor Must Ace



Course Analysis 

The Alliance Sexual Harassment Prevention training provides all the elements required to enable employers to successfully assert an affirmative defense to Sexual Harassment and other unlawful harassment claims.

The Alliance training prepares managers and supervisors to:

  • Utilize best practices for addressing sexual harassment scenarios with groups or individuals
  • Limit key elements of the Employer Liability as established by the courts
  • Recognize and verbalize what constitutes sexual harassment…and other forms of discriminatory harassment
  • Use discretion related to associating personal and professional lives on the Internet, email and social media

The Alliance Workplace Harassment training meet the all state training requirements and the EEOC’s training guidelines. Plus, this training reduces the chances of being hit with sexual harassment complaints in the first place.

With the information provided in this 2-hour session, your management and supervisory personnel will learn how to prevent, communicate about, and manage these difficult situations effectively — without disrupting productivity.



Alliance’s Training Guarantee

  • Our sexual harassment training sessions are an exciting learning experience for employees that they will remember and incorporate into their workplace behavior – even for those who have had harassment training in the past. Our sessions go beyond sexual harassment prevention training and incorporate all types of unlawful harassment under both state and federal laws including harassment based on age, disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and religion. 
  • Our sexual harassment training is delivered using accelerated learning principles to make them more engaging, fun and interactive.
  • We incorporate experienced master facilitators, visual presentations, real-world case scenarios and interactive discussion so participants recognize how to apply the knowledge they have gained.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Suggestion: Go beyond just training supervisory personnel. Train all employees. Take advantage of our low cost training options to provide training for all employees and further reduce your potential liability against workplace harassment claims of all types.

Using Alliance’s workplace harassment training courses reduces the chances of being hit with harassment or discrimination claims against the organization by teaching all employees how to recognize and prevent all forms of discriminatory harassment.


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Alliance training sessions are taught by seasoned SME’s with years of experience in the field. They are master facilitators who understand how to apply adult learning principles in a highly interactive learning environment. They make the training relevant, practical and fun.

Let us show you how easy and cost effective it is to bring this training session to your organization today.

More information about Sexual Harassment Workplace Training  

Our workplace harassment courses can be delivered onsite, via webinar or through our online learning management system. All harassment courses are customized to your policies and the various state and federal laws covering your employees.