Sexual Harassment Training

Dealing with any form of harassment, particularly sexual harassment, can be very shocking.

Feeling safe, secure, and respected at work should not be conditional. Unfortunately, bad behavior is often ignored and tolerated in many workplaces or with particular coworkers. Preventing harassment is key, and offering relevant training can help prevent issues from getting out of hand and turning into dangerous situations.

With Oculus’ customized sexual harassment training, you can ensure a respectful and legally compliant workplace. While training compliance is excellent, its application is crucial. Most training providers teach general definitions of sexual harassment and what is considered inappropriate. We focus on facilitating more impactful discussions. Our sessions offer a hands-on approach that enables learners to recognize what harassment looks, sounds, and feels like, encouraging them to self-reflect.

Why Oculus?
We don’t sugarcoat this important material. We believe in being straightforward and honest regarding this critical topic. 

Our sexual harassment training is designed to be practical and effective, using relevant vocabulary, examples, and scenarios that may sometimes be uncomfortable or even offensive. Our goal is to provide a clear understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment by discussing real-world situations and setting clear expectations.


60 Minutes


+ $12.00 / per learner

Sample Course Syllabus

Definitions & Introduction

Our training starts with the definitions. It is important to understand the meaning and impact of sexual harassment, plus what influences our thought process.

  • The definition of sexual harassment. A review of the legal and textbook definitions of sexual harassment.
  • The players.
    • Who can be offenders?
    • Who are the victims?
    • What are bystanders?
  • Impact. The potential emotional and physical impact of harassment
    • On victims.
    • On the team.
    • On family and friends.
    • Indirect victims of sexual harassment.
  • Dynamics. How harassment can change the workplace dynamic.
  • Golden Rule way of thinking and sexual harassment
  • Responsibility. The part you play in creating a safe and respectful space.

Part 2

Examples & Discussion

With clear definitions, we can now speak of specific examples of harassment and how they impact individuals.

  • Face & Body. Consider what you do with your body that can be sexual or make others uncomfortable.
    • Eyes. Look, Don’t Stare
    • Zones. Establishing the private and intimate zones.
    • Mouth. Be careful with the motions you make with your mouth.
    • Body. Be alert to movements you make with your body.
  • Space. Providing and respecting personal space.
    • Touching.
    • Zones. Establishing the private and intimate zones.
  • Words. The words you say send a clear message.
    • Sexual comments and questions.
    • Speaking on appearance or bodies.
    • Compliments.
    • Ranking.
    • Proposal of Sexual Activity.
    • Speaking of Sexual History.
    • Speaking on Orientation, Expression, or Gender
    • Sexual Humor.
  • Sounds. Are you making someone uncomfortable with the sounds you make?
  • Tone. How you say something can indicate desire.
  • Actions. Your actions and choices can be harassment.
    • Sexual images.
    • Simulating sex.
    • Exposing yourself.
    • Lewd gestures.
    • Touching or adjusting yourself.

Part 3


We should be accountable for our relationships within a professional environment. Maintaining professional distance and not blurring lines at work is critical.

  • Applying Pressure. Are you making someone uncomfortable with your pressure?
  • Grooming Victims. Are you setting up victims to feel helpless or to welcome your advances?
    • Control, Powersplaining & Dominating Conversations
    • Friend / Foe / Friend 
    • Favors and Promises
    • Blurred professional relationships
  • Compliments. The gamble of complimenting someone in a professional environment.
  • Romantic relationships at work and a review of the power dynamics.
    • Asking a coworker out at work.
    • Asking a coworker out in a work-sponsored social gathering.
    • Asking a coworker out outside of work time.

Part 4

After Harassment

If harassment has occurred, don’t sit back and forget. Now is the time to act to ensure harassment doesn’t happen again.

  • Speak Up! It is difficult, but when and if you feel comfortable, speak out against harassment.
    • The right to say no. What no means and how it should be respected.
      • Establishing boundaries. Establish your boundaries and expectations.
      • Speaking with the offender. 
      • Reporting an issue.
      • Retaliation. You are protected against retaliation from the offender and others.
  • Bystander. It is essential to speak up when you see someone being harassed.
    • Understanding the duty to report and the law.
    • How and when to approach the offender.
    • How and when to approach the victim.
    • How and when to report to management.
    • What do you do when the victim does not want the offenses reported?
  • Offender Training. Taking accountability when you have offended or harassed someone is essential.
    • Listening. How to actively listen to the victim and consider their experience.
    • Apologizing. Apologize for your actions and make a promise to stop immediately.
    • Excuses. Stop making excuses for any bad behavior.
      • Shame or Blame. Ensuring your response does not shame or blame the victim.
Need more options? Check out all of our sensitivity training options.

Companion Courses

Need to add to your sexual harassment training? Check out some of these popular sessions!

Sexual Harassment Training for Leadership

Are you a leader dealing with harassment within your workplace? Our leadership-focused sessions are designed with you in mind.

In our sexual harassment training for leadership, we will review:

- Setting expectations and training your team.
- How to best protect and support victims.
- How to investigate complaints?

Plus much more!


Dealing with Abusive Individuals

Dealing with conflict is different from dealing with abusive. This course will help!

This companion conflict resolution training will review:

- How to determine if someone is crossing the line.
- How to stay safe.
- Maintaining dignity while establishing that a specific behavior or action is unacceptable.
- How to respectfully provide a warning that an interaction will end.
- When to end a conversation and walk away from the situation.

100% Designed for you!

100% Custom

Our sexual harassment training, like all our courses at Oculus, is fully customized to meet your organization’s needs. Organize a proactive group training or a 1-on-1. We customize every aspect of our training to ensure it will facilitate change. Schedule a discovery call to get started.

Custom Training

Deliver your Sexual Harassment Training the way it works for you!

Web, in-person, recorded, hybrid, Bootcamp, or all of the above? Choose the training delivery option that fits your team and goals.

Sexual Harassment Training

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