Real-life stories and authentic scenarios shine a light on complex situations
Recent cultural shifts have put a mandate on organizations. More than ever, customers, employees and prospective hires expect companies to take concrete steps to demonstrate their commitment to a harassment-free workplace.
That means offering high-quality, legally compliant training that goes beyond the obvious—enabling employees to understand complex, “gray area” situations, imparting bystanders with skills they need to act, informing oblivious offenders, and notifying harassers that their time is up.
A whole new level of learning
That’s why we at Kantola, in partnership with Littler, the largest employment law firm in the world, have just released a new family of online harassment prevention training, including employee and manager courses with versions specific to many different states.
Set against an evolving social climate, this harassment prevention training takes learning to a whole new level—showcasing relatable real-life interviews and authentic scenarios to make an especially effective learner connection.
Based on past metrics, companies can expect excellent results such as this: At least 97% of learners will be able to better identify and deal with issues, learners will rate courses at a high level, 9.2 out of 10, and full compliance will be achieved with a 99% learner completion rate.
As you hear a story unfold, your brain waves actually start to synchronize with those of the storyteller. — Uri Hasson, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University, interviewed by NPR
Because managers and employees have different perspectives, this training addresses the unique needs of both audiences, as well as multiple versions by state, incorporating legal requirements for each locality.
Here’s an in-depth look at how these courses rise above typical harassment prevention training by far exceeding current industry standards.
Relatable content with real-life interviews and authentic scenarios
Supported by a growing body of science, the first-person accounts in these courses are among the most powerful ways to change perspectives. They draw upon our human tendency towards empathy, compassion and understanding in a way that anyone can relate. And when these compelling stories are combined with real-life scenarios, played out in a variety of workplace environments, this kind of learning can affect the learner in a transformative way.
Raising awareness of nuances and types of harassment
Course developers drew from a knowledge base with thousands of HR professionals and relied on legal expertise from Littler to gain critical insights and valuable perspectives. As a result, a variety of harassment forms and patterns are addressed, distinguishing between distasteful and illegal behavior. Physical, verbal and visual harassment types are covered, along with related scenarios and learning points.
Engaging learners at a deeper level
For optimal learning, participants interact around concepts and ideas, with opportunities for self-reflection and instruction on how to apply what they have learned. Many scenes progress based on learners’ choices, showing the impact of their decisions. Interactive scenarios explore and explain nuanced gray areas that can be difficult to interpret. Courses designed for employees and managers take the perspectives of each group into account.
Early intervention and guidance for bystanders
The courses go beyond sexual harassment to cover bias, discrimination, bullying and complex workplace interactions. A focus on early-stage intervention helps learners recognize the importance of boundaries. Examples show how smaller offenses can escalate into more serious behavior. Guidance for bystander intervention explains what actions might be most effective in certain situations.
Remote/hybrid situations reflect today’s workplace
As a reflection of today’s shifting workplace environment, training scenes show in-person, remote working and online harassment interactions. Going beyond examining negative behavior, the training demonstrates how small acts can reinforce positive behavior. Learners come away armed with ideas for how to support themselves and each other, ultimately elevating the workplace culture for everyone.
Cinematic quality meets exceptional design
Original cinematic quality productions can fully engage learners and breathe life into complex ideas. And when that production is paired with state-of-the-art instructional design techniques, that creates a powerful combination for enlightenment and change. With a commitment to detail at every step, course productions move from conceptualization, planning, filming to the development of the final product, delivered through your system or our proprietary software for an outstanding learning experience.
From training to transformation
Regular and consistent deployment of these harassment prevention training courses can enable good behavior to build on itself and eliminate negative behavior before it has a chance to take hold. The end result: going beyond the basics of behavioral change to create an elevated workplace culture that enables collaboration, innovation and shared success.