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Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace course

Challenging Sexual Harassment in the workplace: 8,15,22, March 2021, Online, (National course)

This course is aimed at branch reps who may be dealing with individual harassment/sexual harassment cases, negotiating around policies that protect members or wish to challenge harassment, in particular sexual harassment more broadly in the workplace. Please note this course is now online.

Course meeting dates: 8th, 15th & 22nd March 2021 

Course meeting times: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (a course debrief will also be held later in the afternoon 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for those who can make it)
Duration: 3 weeks

Total hours: 12-15  hours 
Location: Online

Please ensure you can attend the entire course prior to submitting your application form. Please further ensure you have secured time off from your employer to attend.

Online courses are no different from face to face courses in terms of time off for training. Time of for training is a right and one which should be exercised as part of normal industrial relations. For more info please see https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/4903/Facilities-and-time-off-for-UCU-reps

We recommend that you take your facility time on the same day as your course meeting. This will allow you to do complete the course activities, and to contact the tutor/attend the course de-brief where offered.

You will be asked to register with the delivering college prior to starting the course. The course administrator will ensure you have all the relevant links to enable you to do this. You may be required to produce your passport for this purpose.

This course is aimed at branch reps who may be dealing with individual harassment cases, negotiating around policies that protect members or wish to challenge harassment, in particular sexual harassment more broadly in the workplace.

The course will cover the following;

·       Legislation covering harassment

·       UCU women's sexual harassment survey

·       Harassing and sexually harassing behaviour, impact, and barriers

·       Policies and procedures for dealing with harassment

·       Handling harassment cases

·       Challenging harassment in the workplace

·       Involving members

·       Organising around equality

There is no requirement to have attended any UCU reps training prior to this course however, an understanding of your local branch bargaining machinery will be an advantage. If you are a new rep and would like to attend this course please contact your branch chair or secretary to discuss how your branch negotiates policy with the employer.