You have the ability to empower your team to respond to harassment in meaningful ways. Through our harassment trainings, you will build a culture of care and action.
Artful Wellness is proud to present an engaging live experience that combines compelling story-based scenarios, micro-learning, thought-provoking interactive role plays, exercises, legal instruction and more. We go beyond compliance to produce award-winning courses that captivate your employees and effect real change.
Learning Objectives Include:
- An explanation and definition of sexual harassment under applicable state and federal law, utilizing examples and case studies.
- Examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment.
- A summary of federal and state statutory provisions, including remedies available to victims of sexual harassment.
- A summary of the responsibilities of employers for prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment.
- The illegality of sexual harassment.
- The internal complaint process of the employer available to the employee.
- The legal remedies and complaint process available through the department.
- Directions on how to contact your local agency charged with enforcing each state's civil rights laws.
Through this sexual harassment training, we help you and your business with the following:
- Mitigating Workplace Violence: Will train you and your team to recognize indicators and develop the skills and confidence they need to safely diffuse difficult situations that may arise with customers, employees, and others.
- Safe and Respectful Workplace: Will educate leaders and team on harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention, how to report a complaint and, importantly, how to appropriately engage as a bystander.
- Unconscious Bias: Will build understanding for leaders and team members on how unconscious bias can negatively impact relationships and that there are stereotypes, both negative and positive that exist in our subconscious that can affect our behavior and perceptions.
- Anti-Bullying: Will support identification and prevention of bullying behavior of all kinds both in and outside of the workplace.
- Bystander: Will review different bystander scenarios, power dynamics, and mitigation tactics.
Artful Wellness goes above and beyond with their trainings to include the following additional supports:
De-escalation Training: If your team directly interfaces with the public — chances are they will face moments where things are heated, and they are expected to know what to do. We’ll train your team on our Observe, Breathe, Connect methodology to make sure your team is armed with de-escalation techniques so that they can show up into these moments as leaders.
Resilience Training: We’ll offer workshops to enhance your employee job satisfaction and community building for your team. Artful Wellness will provide tools for individuals to successfully manage stress, competing timelines, roles and responsibilities, while also facilitating better communication, conflict management and rapport across your team.
Digital Safety Training: We’ll teach your team how to prevent online harassment and violence through preventative measures designed to ensure their safety. We also offer training and consulting packages for management seeking to shore up their organization’s infrastructure to support their staff in the event of online harassment or violence.
Our Sexual Harassment Trainings are also available on-site. Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to schedule a training for your organization.
The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and Counselors by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383). To learn more about continuing education, please visit our Continuing Education page.
This online course provides 2 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors in the state of Illinois, Creative Arts Therapists and Expressive Arts Therapists. This course does not qualify for Drama Therapy or Expressive Arts Therapy coursework requirements and can not be used towards the RDT or REAT credentials.
(2 CEUs) Friday, September 18th, 2020 10:00AM-12:00PM, 4336 Saratoga Avenue, 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515 at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy.
Hotel & Restaurant Information
For those of you that are traveling a great distance to be with us, you can find hotel information to accommodate your stay here.
1149 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Coffee & light eats.
The Baked Apple Cafe
1224 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Delicious breakfast and lunch. Hearty portion sizes.
1203 W. Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Mexican fare, burritos, salads, guacamole. Vegan and Vegetarian options.
Core Life Eatery
1026 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Clean, healthy and great tasting foods featuring hearty bowls with ingredients free of GMO’s, trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners and other artificial additives. Vegan and Vegetarian oprions.
1022 W. Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Superfast pizza experience - artisan-style pizzas and salads individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes. Vegan options.
Additional food options exist in the Downtown Downers Grove area, which is under a mile away from the Center for Creative Arts Therapy.
Dear Future Workshop Participant,
Thank you for choosing the Center for Creative Arts Therapy. Sign in will be from 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM on the first day of your class, along with complimentary coffee and tea. Should you have any special requirements or needs please contact our office at (847) 477-8244.
Certificates will be distributed at the conclusion of the course requirements and assignments. Certificates are awarded according to Illinois state regulations and are based upon clock hours of attendance. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from arriving at the start of the program or cause you to have to leave the program early. Please understand we can only award Certificates based upon your attendance. Certificates will be adjusted accordingly for those attendees arriving or leaving significantly early or late.
Materials that are included in these courses may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.
Azizi Marshall, LCPC, RDT/BCT, REAT
Azizi Marshall, Founder & CEO of Artful Wellness and the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, has been training professionals, leaders and organizations for over 15 years on topics such as diversity & inclusion, stress management, mental health, employee engagement, trauma-informed care, workplace wellness, prevention and harassment. She has extensive knowledge and experience working with small to large businesses, as well as individual professionals and C-Suite leaders.
Prior to founding Artful Wellness and the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, Azizi also served as Director of Expressive Arts Therapy with Riveredge Psychiatric Hospital, Director of Family Programming with Wellness House, and as a Counselor and Consultant for multiple organizations throughout the world.
Azizi holds two Masters degrees in Community Counseling and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University, Graduate-level training in Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy at Kansas State University, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois, a Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT) in Drama Therapy, a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, and a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association and the Illinois Counselors Association.
Azizi has been featured in Oprah Magazine, CNN, NBC News, Bustle, Reader's Digest, The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Glancer Magazine. She speaks regularly throughout the country on Mental Health, Workplace Wellness, Creative Arts Therapy, and guest posts on national news articles and media about mental health and creativity.
Why 2 Hours?
While the mandated content is only an hour in length, we have found that interactive and experiential learning puts knowledge and skills to use in a meaningful and impactful way.
It’s not enough to “have knowledge;” you have to understand how, when and why to use it. Artful Wellness utilizes experiential learning and provides a safe environment for participants to practice and rehearse for work, just as a sports team, pilot or band would before the big show.
Here are five distinct advantages experiential learning has over traditional classroom, instructor-centric methods.
1. Ability to immediately apply knowledge
Experiential learning is an opportunity for learners to apply what they’ve been taught to solve real-world challenges. Learners test their understanding of underlying principles, processes and procedures and can experiment and adapt their practice to achieve best outcomes.
2. Access to real-time coaching and feedback
Achieving expertise requires practice and focused coaching based on what is observed during practice. Every experiential learning activity should include a debriefing session where learners receive feedback and coaching from experts and fellow team members.
3. Promotion of teamwork and communication skills
Most errors in the workplace involve a breakdown in communication and teamwork. Because the care of your customers is provided in a team, we should learn and practice in teams. Reading a book or listening to a lecture does not provide the same experience. You have to do it!
4. Development of reflective practice habits
The gold standard in education is the person who can self-monitor the effectiveness of their plan, anticipate outcomes and develop contingency plans. We often refer to these people as “experts.” They are expert because they have had more experiences and have received more coaching than a non-expert and have incorporated certain thinking disciplines into everyday practice. Experiential learning helps accelerate the journey from novice to expert.
5. Accomplishments are obvious
Learners can improve, and know they have improved, in as little as an hour because of the feedback loop created by problem solving, feedback and practicing again. In a traditional lecture setting, learners often do not know if they are on the path to success until they take an exam and get a score.