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More than checking a box.

Our therapist-led sexual harassment training goes beyond compliance and focuses on creating a resilient and supportive work culture.

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 2024

Building Resilient Work Cultures

This training aligns your team with your company values to address the tension around sexual harassment prevention while also meeting your compliance requirements. Throughout the training, attendees will explore the discomfort of speaking out, discover resources for bystanders, understand the laws and protections available to them, and obtain strategies that enable individuals and teams to take action before a situation escalates and requires more intensive intervention. 

Learn Three Essential Skills

Bystander Intervention

Being prepared with what to do in a tense situation increases the likelihood that we will act, reducing the negative cost of sexual harassment on victims. We will cover the four “D’s” of Bystander Interventions and when to use them.

Understanding Legal Protections

Knowing the laws and the rules helps clarify the importance and necessity of creating a workplace free from sexual harassment. This knowledge empowers us to be able to use our skills to support our teams and potential victims.

Awareness & Self-Reflection

Throughout our session, you will develop skills to reflect on your own experience, and the impact of sexual harassment on you, your colleagues, and your team. These skills are useful in preparing for and debriefing from tense situations where where your proactive actions are necessary to foster and uphold a safe work environment.

Core Concepts

Understanding Sexual Harassment

How, when, and where sexual harassment occurs has evolved in tandem with changes in our work practices. In our discussion, we will clarify the legal definition of sexual harassment and how and its applicability across diverse work environments, encompassing offices, fieldwork, virtual spaces, and hybrid settings. Moreover, we will delve into the various relationships protected by these laws, providing a comprehensive understanding of how, when, and where such incidents can occur in the contemporary work landscape.


Building an Open Workplace Culture

Preventing sexual harassment starts with establishing a work environment that is supportive and empowering. In our interactive session, we will explore the dynamics and comfort levels associated with these sensitive topics. Additionally, we will discuss relational strategies aimed at fostering open communication and collaborative efforts, equipping individuals to navigate difficult situations effectively.

Root Causes of Silence

Sexual harassment frequently goes unreported because of societal norms and the pressures to remain silent. In this discussion, we'll delve into the factors contributing to this silence and offer tools to enhance a sense of safety, encouraging individuals to speak up before incidents escalate to the severity requiring a formal sexual harassment report. By understanding these underlying issues, individuals can feel empowered to use bystander interventions effectively, providing support to victims and team members affected by such incidents.

Your Role as a Bystander

Understanding the stress and relational challenges that arise in potential sexual harassment incidents, we'll examine how to effectively step in and support our colleagues through bystander interventions. The discussion will cover the timing and methods of utilizing diverse bystander interventions, supplemented by strategies tailored for supervisors and individuals in leadership roles.

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Our Certifications

Illinois Department of Human Rights

We are registered and authorized by the Illinois Department of Human Rights as a Public Contractor.

National Minority Supplier Development Council

Founded in 1972, NMSDC is the longest-operating business growth engine for the broadest group of systematically excluded communities of color (Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American).

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

WBENC is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive. WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and a leading advocate for women-owned businesses in corporate and government supply chains.


Illinois Business Enterprise Program

The BEP for businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and competitive business environment that will support underrepresented businesses to increase their capacity, grow revenue, and enhance credentials.

​Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Alumni

​GSK10 helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunities by providing access to education, capital, and support services.

Artesian Collaborative is registered with and certified to conduct business with the U.S. Government.

Sexual Harassment Training is Required in Illinois

All Employees in Illinois Must be Trained

Formerly Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2020, and on an annual basis thereafter. This requirement applies to all employers with employees working in this State. Learn more here at


Employees in Chicago Must Receive Bystander Training

As of July 1, 2022, all employers must provide the following training annually: One hour of sexual harassment prevention for all employees (2 hours for supervisors/managers) and one hour of bystander training for all employees.

Certificates & Compliance Tracking
Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate documenting their completion of the course. In addition, the company point of contact will receive an attendee report for easy tracking and compliance. 
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Why train with a therapist?

Change happens when we address underlying emotions. As therapists, we're uniquely equipped to guide your team through that journey. We bring:

Professional Expertise

Emotions are complex. We have therapeutic knowledge and real-life experience to help us teach tense concepts.

Trauma-Informed Care

Trainings that emphasize values and culture may bring up sensitive topics such as past traumas, conflicts, or triggers. We create safe spaces and manage such discussions with sensitivity and ethical concern.

Psychological Safety

As we explore more deeply together, we create a safe and supportive environment to be a participant with facilitators equipped to guide people into authentic and engaged interaction. 

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Interactive Facilitation

As trained therapeutic facilitators, we lead interactive activities, group discussions, and role-plays to foster deeper exploration and experiential learning. 

Individualized Guidance

Growth often requires personalized feedback. We can provide individualized support and insights that consider the specific needs of each participant. 

Nuanced Skills

Emotions-focused growth involves nuanced skills such as self-awareness and empathy. As therapists, we help participants understand these skills and learn how to apply them in real life.

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Meet Your Facilitators

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Dr. Sunitha Chandy PsyD

Leader Trainer and Founder

Sithara Stohr LCSW


SH Interest Form

Get Started Today!

Book a Sexual Harassment Training for your team today. Fill out our training interest form and Erin will be in touch soon to schedule an interest call.

Erin Foster SHRM-CP

Client Engagement Director

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77 W Washington St. Suite 1500

Chicago, IL 60602 


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