Margot Coulter, Human Rights Advisor/Sexual Harassment Prevention Coordinator at Queen's, said the office decided to commercialize the product in response to demand.
"A lawyer called me and said she'd looked all over North America for training for a corporate client and that this was the best thing out there."
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, the module consists of three sections: a questionnaire about the principles of sexual harassment, three scenarios illustrating how it can happen and what might be done about it; and a final quiz.
Participants must score at least 90 percent on each of the three sections to qualify for a printable certificate.
The value of the tool is its deep knowledge base, says Coulter
One of Canada's oldest university-based human rights offices, the Queen's
group had more than 20 years of experience to draw on, as well as staff resources to create the product.
The case studies, for example, are comprehensive and varied enough to be relevant to non-academic situations within postsecondary institutions.
"The module not only defines what sexual harassment is, it helps you figure out the steps to consider in addressing it.
It's laid out such that it's difficult to pass the course without getting a better understanding of the topic," Coulter