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POSH and Legal Policies in Institutions

This program explores legal and POSH policy compliance in workplaces, teaching frameworks, implications, and strategies for effective implementation and monitoring.

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Ensuring Compliance: Navigating the Complex Landscape of Legal and POSH Policy Requirements in Institutions provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing the essential legal frameworks and Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) policies within institutional settings. This resource aims to equip organizations with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain a safe, respectful, and legally compliant environment.


The program Ensuring Compliance: Navigating the Complex Landscape of Legal and POSH Policy Requirements in Institutions aims to thoroughly educate participants on the intricacies of legal and Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) compliance. It is designed to equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement and enforce these critical policies effectively within their organizations. By the end of the program, attendees will have a solid understanding of the relevant legal frameworks, the skills to manage compliance systems, and the capability to foster a safe and respectful workplace environment.

Program Objectives

  • Provide a deep understanding of legal compliance requirements within organizations.
  • Educate on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) policies and their enforcement.
  • Equip participants with the skills to develop and implement compliance strategies.
  • Enhance knowledge on the legal consequences of non-compliance.
  • Train participants in handling compliance-related issues proactively.
  • Foster ethical practices and respect in workplace interactions.
  • Promote regular compliance audits and adjustments to organizational policies.
  • Ensure participants are capable of training others within their organization on compliance and POSH regulations.

Program Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Legal Frameworks and POSH

  • Section 1: Understanding Legal Basics
    • Definitions and Overview of POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment)
    • Key Legal Milestones and Current Laws Governing Harassment in Educational Institutes
  • Section 2: Policy Requirements and Institutional Responsibility
    • Detailed Review of POSH Policy Requirements
    • Institutional Responsibilities Under Various Compliance Frameworks

Module 2: Identification and Prevention of Sexual Harassment

  • Section 1: Identifying Forms of Harassment
    • Understanding Different Types and Manifestations of Harassment
    • Case Studies on Reported Incidents in Academic Settings
  • Section 2: Preventive Strategies and Policies
    • Designing Effective Prevention Policies
    • Training and Awareness Programs for Staff and Students

Module 3: Setting Up and Managing Complaints Committees

  • Section 1: Structure of Internal Complaints Committees
    • Roles and Responsibilities of the Internal Complaints Committee
    • Composition and Legal Requirements for Committee Members
  • Section 2: Training for Committee Members
    • Recommended Practices and Behavior for Committee Members
    • Specialized Training Modules on Handling Sensitive Issues

Module 4: Reporting, Documentation, and Legal Compliance

  • Section 1: Reporting Procedures and Documentation
    • Steps for Reporting Harassment
    • Documentation and Record-Keeping Best Practices
  • Section 2: Compliance and Audit
    • Internal Audits for Legal Compliance
    • Preparing for External Reviews and Certification

Module 5: Legal Proceedings and Remedial Actions

  • Section 1: Inquiry and Investigation Procedures
    • Conducting Investigations: Best Practices and Legal Considerations
    • Handling Allegations and Ensuring Fair Procedures
  • Section 2: Outcomes and Enforcement
    • Decision-Making Processes and Outcomes of Investigations
    • Implementing Remedial Actions and Ensuring Policy Enforcement

Module 6: Cultivating a Respectful and Inclusive Campus

  • Section 1: Educational Programs and Campaigns
    • Role-Playing Scenarios to Enhance Understanding and Empathy
    • Developing Campus-Wide Educational Campaigns on POSH
  • Section 2: Best Practices for a Healthy Campus Environment
    • Strategies for Promoting an Ethical and Inclusive Educational Setting
    • Expert-Led Workshops on Building a Supportive Campus Culture

Final Assessment and Project

  • Capstone Project:
    • Development of a Comprehensive POSH Compliance Plan for a Hypothetical Institute
  • Final Examination:
    • Comprehensive Test to Evaluate Understanding of POSH Laws, Policies, and Implementation Strategies

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Students: Must be enrolled in or have completed courses in law, human resources, or related fields at an accredited institution.
  • PhD Scholars: Should be engaged in research or studies that involve organizational behavior, legal studies, human resources, or compliance issues.
  • Academicians: Professors, lecturers, or educational staff involved in teaching or administrative roles that require a deep understanding of legal and ethical frameworks.
  • Industry Professionals: Should hold positions in human resources, legal departments, or leadership roles where compliance and legal oversight are pertinent.

Program Outcomes

  • Enhanced Knowledge Base: Participants will gain a thorough understanding of legal and POSH regulations applicable to workplaces.
  • Practical Compliance Skills: Ability to develop, implement, and manage compliance programs that adhere to legal standards.
  • Risk Management: Skills to identify, assess, and mitigate legal risks in organizational settings.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Enhanced capability to address and resolve compliance-related issues swiftly and effectively.
  • Leadership Development: Strengthened leadership skills with a focus on ethical decision-making and legal compliance.
  • Awareness of Consequences: Deepened awareness of the consequences of non-compliance for individuals and organizations.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Improved ability to foster an inclusive and respectful workplace culture.
  • Advocacy Skills: Empowerment to advocate for best practices in compliance and POSH policies within their institutions.

Fee Structure

Standard Fees: INR 4,998        USD 198

Discounted Fee: INR 2499        USD 99   




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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: Oversee compliance programs at a corporate level, ensuring that an organization adheres to legal standards and internal policies.
  • Director of Employee Relations: Lead initiatives to maintain positive employer-employee relationships which comply with all legal and organizational policies.
  • Legal Consultant: Offer specialized advice to organizations on a variety of compliance issues, particularly in complex legal environments.
  • Policy Analyst: Develop, analyze, and advocate for policies that improve the legal compliance stance of organizations.
  • Organizational Development Specialist: Focus on improving the health of the organization through compliance and ethical best practices.
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager: Manage and enhance regulatory programs, ensuring that an organization’s products and operations meet all legislative mandates.
  • HR Compliance Specialist: Specialize in the human resources aspect of compliance, ensuring that employment practices meet legal requirements and company policies.
  • Ethics Officer: Promote ethical behavior within an organization’s operations to prevent misconduct and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

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Job Opportunities

  • Compliance Officer: Ensures that an organization adheres to legal standards and internal policies. This role is critical in various industries including finance, healthcare, and education.
  • Human Resources Manager: Manages HR activities, focusing on ensuring that employment and management practices comply with regulatory concerns and policies.
  • Legal Advisor: Provides legal guidance to organizations on a range of issues, ensuring that their operations comply with all laws and regulations.
  • Corporate Trainer: Specializes in training employees on compliance, ethical standards, and corporate governance.
  • Risk Manager: Identifies and mitigates risks that could hinder the reputation, safety, security, and financial prosperity of an organization.
  • Audit and Assurance Professional: Conducts audits to ensure adherence to laws, regulations, and internal controls.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Specialist: Develops and leads programs that reflect the organization’s commitment to ethical practices, including adherence to legal and social standards.
  • POSH Consultant: Specializes in advising and training companies on implementing effective prevention of sexual harassment policies and procedures.

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