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Awareness of workplace harassment has reached an all-time high, propelled by the “Me, Too” movement and related profile stories.  A recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statistic reports that as many as 85% of women have been sexually harassed in the workplace. 

Many industry experts agree that Bystanders hold a key to restoring workplace respect. Unfortunately, bystanders often won’t get involved because they don’t know what to do.  This course is a step-by-step guide to action for Bystanders.

This course presents a powerful “tool box” to empower bystanders and restore workplace respect.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify many types of harassment
  • Explore the actors (and their roles) in a Harassment scenario: Offender, Target, Bystander
  • Discover the “Reasonable Person” standard as a means for planning a measured response
  • Recognize action steps Bystanders can take to restore workplace respect
Last updated/reviewed: June 20, 2021

6 Reviews (12 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
This is an excellent course to get your employees to help build a respectful workplace. It gives them courses of action to intervene in situations that management may not observe. I really liked the beginning set-up comparing addressing workplace harassment to an employee choking so that employees buy in to the idea that they should step up and say something. I also liked the point that was emphasized throughout the course that offenders are not villians and that you should have a conversation, not a confrontation to change the situation. A very innovative approach to encouraging employees to help maintain a respectful workplace rather than just letting them be bystanders and making management responsible for all employee relations.
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I found this to be an excellent course. I liked the way the issue was presented in order to gain the attention of all who view. I also think that making this an issue that everyone can address when noticed the first time; helps HR by laying some of the responsibility at the feet of other supervisors and peers.
Anonymous Author
I liked that this course provided some practical steps that bystanders can take in creating a healthy workplace environment. I was also impressed by the practical examples of working through which interventions should be used.
Member's Profile
This is a very good course that everyone should take. It presents reasonable plans of action when harassment takes place in front of you.
Anonymous Author
This course was very effective in teaching about workplace respect. I learned quite a lot.
Member's Profile
The course content is well organized and comprehensible.


Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  3:15Introduction to Harassment: A Bystander’s Guide to Action and Restoring Workplace Respect
Section 1
  3:35Recognizing Harassment
  4:25Actors & Their Roles
  3:00Barriers to Bystander Action
Section 2
  2:39Recognizing Verbal Cues
  4:39Recognizing Non-Verbal Cues
  5:37Interpreting Non-Verbal Cues
  3:40Measuring Your Observations
Section 3
  3:58Plan for Action
  10:00Strategies for Bystanders
  4:09Conversation not Confrontation
  13:49Bystander’s 5 Steps to Respect
  1:10:42Harassment: A Bystander’s Guide to Action and Restoring Workplace Respect
  PDFSlides: Harassment: A Bystander's Guide to Action and Restoring Workplace Respect
  PDFHarassment: A Bystander's Guide to Action and Restoring Workplace Respect Glossary/Index
  PDF5-steps to Upstanding Action & Workplace Respect
  PDFResources & Reference Citations