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POSH Compliance Training Essentials

“Harassment-Free Zone” details strategies for legal compliance and effective training under the POSH Act to ensure a workplace free from sexual harassment.

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MODE
e-LMS
TYPE
Self Paced
LEVEL
Moderate
DURATION
3 Months

Compliances, Law

About

“Harassment-Free Zone: Training and Compliance under the POSH Act” is a guide that helps organizations comply with the POSH Act, detailing employer responsibilities, legal frameworks, and providing training modules to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment.

Aim

The aim of “Harassment-Free Zone: Training and Compliance under the POSH Act” is to empower organizations to create a safe and respectful work environment by providing comprehensive knowledge and tools for effective implementation of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, ensuring legal compliance and promoting awareness to prevent sexual harassment.

Program Objectives

  • Educate on Legal Requirements: Inform organizations about the legal obligations under the POSH Act and the necessary steps for compliance.
  • Establish Reporting Mechanisms: Assist in setting up effective internal complaint committees and reporting procedures to handle incidents of sexual harassment.
  • Promote Awareness and Prevention: Provide training modules that enhance awareness of sexual harassment, teaching preventive measures and appropriate responses.
  • Foster a Respectful Workplace: Encourage a workplace culture that respects all employees, actively discouraging any form of sexual harassment.
  • Ensure Accountability and Transparency: Guide organizations in maintaining transparency and accountability in handling harassment cases to protect the rights of all employees.

Program Structure

Module 1: Understanding the POSH Act

  • Section 1: Overview of the POSH Act
    • Definitions and Key Concepts of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act
    • Historical Context and Importance of the POSH Act in Workplace Ethics
  • Section 2: Legal Framework and Obligations
    • Detailed Review of POSH Act Provisions and Legal Requirements
    • Responsibilities of Employers and Rights of Employees under the POSH Act

Module 2: Implementing POSH Compliance

  • Section 1: Setting Up Internal Complaints Committees (ICC)
    • Structure and Formation of ICC as Mandated by the POSH Act
    • Roles, Responsibilities, and Training of ICC Members
  • Section 2: Developing and Implementing POSH Policies
    • Drafting Effective Anti-Harassment Policies
    • Strategies for Policy Communication and Enforcement

Module 3: Conducting POSH Training Programs

  • Section 1: Designing Training Modules
    • Creating Comprehensive POSH Training Programs for Employees
    • Utilizing Interactive Methods and Tools for Effective Training
  • Section 2: Engaging Different Audiences
    • Tailoring Training to Different Groups within an Organization
    • Addressing Common Challenges in POSH Training

Module 4: Reporting and Handling Complaints

  • Section 1: Complaint Mechanisms and Procedures
    • Steps for Reporting Harassment under the POSH Act
    • Ensuring Confidentiality and Protection from Retaliation
  • Section 2: Investigation and Resolution Processes
    • Conducting Fair and Effective Investigations
    • Outlining Procedures for Disciplinary Actions and Remedies

Module 5: Monitoring and Auditing Compliance

  • Section 1: Compliance Monitoring
    • Techniques for Monitoring and Auditing POSH Compliance
    • Regular Updates and Reviews of Anti-Harassment Policies
  • Section 2: Continuous Improvement and Feedback
    • Gathering Feedback and Learning from POSH Training and Cases
    • Making Iterative Improvements to POSH Programs

Module 6: Advanced Topics in Workplace Harassment Prevention

  • Section 1: Beyond Compliance – Creating an Inclusive Culture
    • Strategies for Building a Respectful and Inclusive Work Environment
    • Role of Leadership in Fostering a Harassment-Free Workplace
  • Section 2: Addressing Emerging Issues and Challenges
    • Keeping Up with Legal Changes and Cultural Shifts
    • Addressing Digital Harassment and Remote Work Challenges

Final Assessment and Project

  • Capstone Project:
    • Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive POSH Compliance Strategy
  • Final Examination:
    • Comprehensive Test on Knowledge of the POSH Act, Training Techniques, and Compliance Practices

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Students: University students, particularly those in human resources, law, and management programs, who are preparing for professional roles where understanding workplace harassment laws is crucial.
  • PhD Scholars: Researchers focused on gender studies, workplace ethics, or human resource management who are interested in deepening their understanding of sexual harassment laws and preventive measures.
  • Academicians: Faculty members and educational leaders who need to implement and oversee POSH compliance in academic institutions, and who may also teach related courses.
  • Industry Professionals: HR professionals, managers, and organizational leaders in any industry required to ensure that their workplace is compliant with the POSH Act and is a safe environment for all employees.

Program Outcomes

  • Enhanced Understanding of POSH Act: Participants will have a comprehensive grasp of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, including its key provisions and the legal obligations it imposes on organizations.
  • Skills in Handling Harassment Complaints: Attendees will develop the skills necessary to effectively manage and respond to sexual harassment complaints within the framework of the POSH Act.
  • Ability to Implement Compliance Structures: Participants will learn how to set up and maintain internal complaint committees and other necessary structures to ensure ongoing compliance with the POSH Act.
  • Awareness and Preventive Strategies: Enhanced awareness about the importance of a respectful workplace and knowledge of preventive strategies to minimize incidents of sexual harassment.
  • Cultural Change Facilitation: Skills to foster and sustain a workplace culture that actively discourages sexual harassment and promotes safety and respect for all employees.

Fee Structure

Standard Fees: INR 4,998        USD 110

Discounted Fee: INR 2499        USD 55   

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Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Chief Compliance Officer: Senior executives responsible for overseeing and ensuring total compliance with all legal regulations, including the POSH Act, across the organization.
  • Senior HR Consultant: Experts in human resources who provide strategic advice on HR policies and compliance with employment laws, including POSH regulations, to multiple organizations.
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion: Leaders who develop and implement comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, ensuring a harassment-free workplace.
  • Head of Employee Wellbeing: Executives who focus on the overall mental and emotional health of employees, integrating POSH compliance into broader wellbeing programs.
  • Legal Compliance Director: Professionals who manage legal risk for organizations, ensuring adherence to all employment laws and regulations, including sexual harassment laws.
  • POSH Policy Developer: Specialists who create detailed policies and procedures for preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Academic Researcher in Workplace Ethics: Academics who conduct research and teach subjects related to ethical behavior, gender issues, and legal compliance in the workplace.

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Job Opportunities

  • HR Compliance Officer: Professionals who specialize in ensuring that organizations adhere to all legal requirements under the POSH Act and other employment laws.
  • POSH Consultant: Experts who advise organizations on implementing and maintaining POSH compliance, often conducting audits and training sessions.
  • Internal Complaints Committee Member: Roles within organizations that serve on committees responsible for handling sexual harassment complaints as per the POSH Act requirements.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Manager: Professionals who work to create and implement policies that foster an inclusive and harassment-free workplace.
  • Corporate Trainer in POSH Compliance: Specialists who design and deliver training programs to educate employees about sexual harassment prevention and the legal landscape under the POSH Act.
  • Legal Advisor specializing in Employment Law: Lawyers who provide legal counsel regarding the POSH Act and other related employment laws to ensure organizational compliance.
  • Employee Relations Specialist: HR professionals who handle workplace conflicts and issues, including sexual harassment cases, ensuring a fair and respectful work environment.

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