IIM Indore organized an Awareness Session on Sexual Harassment at Workplace on April 24, 2019. Conducted in two parts—morning session for the administrative offices and afternoon session for the students and programme offices, the talk aimed at creating awareness among the employees and students regarding various types of sexual harassments and how to make complaints to the Internal Complaints Committee. The sessions were conducted by Ms. Jolly Priya, Executive Coach, Trainer at POSH.
Col. Gururaj Gopinath Pamidi (Retd.), CAO, IIM Indore welcomed the speakers and briefed the importance of the session. This was followed by talk by Ms. Jolly Priya who via presentation explained to the participants various aspects related to hearing and addressing complaints regarding sexual harassment and spreading awareness about gender-related issues and functioning of the Internal Complaints Committee. She discussed about the two types of sexual harassments—Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment and shared the differences between harassment, sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
The session concluded with learnings on how to prevent sexual harassment, which included topics like saying no, speaking out, confronting, keeping records, trusting the instincts and not being scared about the reputation.
The gathering also asked many questions to the experts and learnt how to deal with unwanted situations at the workplace which appear to be sexual harassment for both males and females.