The fact that we need to go over “the basics” of sexual harassment in 2021 is pathetic, but unfortunately true. Then again, thinking you and your brewery aren’t the problem is also how things get overlooked and how problems start to fester. To hopefully help craft breweries get better at creating inclusive, harassment-free workplaces, the Brewers Association is hosting a three-part webinar series (starts today) on preventing sexual harassment. With help from Define the Line, the series will go a bit beyond “be a better human being,” and explain what it means to go from bystander to ally, and the best practices and procedures to have in place to prevent harassment. Participants will craft an action plan and learn how to handle a complaint and what an investigation process looks like.
PART 1: Preventing Sexual Harassment: The Basics
This one covers what sexual harassment is and how it shows up in the craft brewing industry. Explore how you can start building harassment-free workplaces, what it means to go from bystander to ally, and best practices to have in place to make sure everyone understands their role in preventing harassment. To encourage engagement and learning, each session utilizes participant interaction and stories of actual scenarios experienced in the workplace. Thursday, May 27 · 11:00 a.m. MT. Register.
PART 2: Preventing Sexual Harassment: It Starts with a Conversation
We’ll explore how preventing sexual harassment starts with having a conversation about what it means to be an ally in the workplace. During this session, we’ll dive into what “counts” as sexual harassment, examples of how it can show up, and most importantly what we can do and say when we experience or witness harassing behavior. The discussion topics and information that you learn during this session can easily be applied to your team. Consider this your mini train-the-trainer session. Thursday, June 24 · 11:00 a.m. MT. Register.
PART 3: Preventing Sexual Harassment: Becoming an Industry Leader
Craft an action plan for you and your team to begin implementing today. From creating a communication plan, to what to do when someone files a complaint, to how to implement effective training, you’ll have all the resources you need to start creating positive change in your workplace. Thursday, July 22 · 11:00 a.m. MT. Register.