Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Senior Leaders


sexual harassment prevention training for executives / senior leaders

Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be serious problem within many Australian workplaces. The Australian Human Rights Commission National Inquiry on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces (March 2020) found that it is still everywhere, in every industry, at every level.

Raising awareness and education is fundamental in preventing sexual harassment. We focus on the importance of great leadership, a positive safe culture, avoiding victimisation and empowering bystanders to support affected persons.

About this course

This premium virtual live 1.5-3.0 hour masterclass was developed for senior leaders and boards by WHS + culture industry expert Karen Maher. This high-level session is designed to provide important key information to better understand your legal duties and responsibilities around sexual harassment in the workplace in 2022.

This course is created in alignment with our SmartCulture® solution – developed based on years of research, cases and best practice in these key risk areas – with 5 components – safety, measurable, awareness, respect and team. It provides key information on current report findings, emerging trends, current risk-factors and important practical guidance and strategies. Importantly, this sexual harassment training course will also be tailored to align with your organisation’s policies and procedures.

* Session time can vary depending on your training requirements.

FAQs, Topics Covered & Assessment

This course covers all of the foundation information on workplace sexual harassment and then adds an important leadership layer across the top. It covers what to do if you or a team member has a concern, how as a leader to respond to a concern, key duties and prevention strategies. 

Is face-to-face learning the right solution for your workplace?

If you prefer a more interactive training model allowing for interactive activities like scenarios/role plays and lots of discussion, then face-to-face or virtual-live learning is for you.

Due to the impacts of Covid-19, we are also facilitating this program online with a live presenter (generally via Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

    Enquire about this course

    Email your enquiries via our form below, book a live demo or phone our office direct on 1300 649 220


    Fees Per 1.5-3hr Course
    Start at $6000 (+GST) Fees will depend on course size numbers. Discounts apply for multi-session programs.

    About our facilitators

    Karen Maher is our lead facilitator and heads up our training team of industry specialists. Karen has been specialising in the WHS + Culture space since 2003. Starting out as a lawyer then leaving the law to work with organisations to ‘get ahead of the game’ and prevent unsafe and poor workplace behaviours. 

    Karen has worked on over 300 cases in Australia and the UK as either a lawyer, consultant or as an investigator, up to and including workplace fatalities. She has been developing training programs and strategy in this space for over 12 years, training all levels of organisations from shop floor to executive/board level. Karen is a respected and trusted industry professional and is also a keynote speaker. She has trained tens of thousands of people over her career within hundreds of organisations across Australia in almost every industry. What people say they enjoy most is hearing Karen’s real-life case stories and personal insight – often with the effect of shifting their mindsets to be more respectful and safe at work. 

    Change is inevitable. Change is SmartCulture®

    It’s time for happy, safe, engaged, respected and productive people. It’s time for SmartCulture®