As the Worker Protection Bill makes its way through Parliament, it is paramount that employers and HR professionals put in place measures to ensure their workplace is free from sexual harassment. According to Business in the Community (BITC), this requires structural changes within team dynamics to create a more equal balance of power, as well as cultural shifts to eradicate and effectively respond to unacceptable behaviour. A safe work environment that is free from harassment requires a comprehensive sexual harassment policy, involving clear reporting and monitoring processes, upheld by staff management. The entire workforce has a role to play in preventing and calling out inappropriate workplace behaviour.

  • According to the Government Equalities Office 2020 Sexual Harassment Survey, 84% of women have experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime
  • 7 in 10 disabled women have left their roles due to workplace sexual harassment (TUC 2021)
  • Law firm GQ Littler found that ‘banter’ tribunals rose by 45% in 2021
  • The Worker Protection Bill calls for employer liability in preventing workplace sexual harassment, with a compensation uplift of 25% if their duty is not upheld

Join us at The Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Conference 2023 to hear the latest updates on the Worker Protection Bill and insights into preventing sexual harassment at work. Leading experts will share their experiences in creating a safe workplace environment using strategies including staff training, monitoring tools, and coworker ally-building. Topics will cover hybrid working models, supporting team members from marginalised communities, and using data to implement effective policies. In an interactive workshop, you will gain the opportunity to receive expert guidance, offering practical techniques and solutions to create organisational culture change. A breakout networking session will also provide the opportunity to meet with senior colleagues to discuss your learning and experiences in dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.

Why Attend:

✓High-level keynotes with information on the Worker Protection Bill and national statistics

✓Case studies offering best practice in implementing zero-tolerance for sexual harassment

✓Interactive workshop providing practical training

✓Networking with senior colleagues across the HR and People sector

✓8 CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

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For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Hazel Conley, Professor of Human Resource Management, UWE Bristol (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Technical Guidance for Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    • Sharing the latest trends in workplace sexual harassment and insight from the Turning the tables report
    • Measures to engage staff with inclusive working cultures and encourage senior leader buy-in
    • Signposting resources for developing a workplace policy that effectively prevents and responds to sexual harassment
    • Recommendations for implementing vicarious employer liability in preventing harassment from external partners

    Baroness Kishwer Falkner of Margravine, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Responding to the #MeToo Movement

    • Where UCL began with this journey – pre #me2 movement
    • The journey – what UCL has done since #me2 movement
    • Where we are now and next steps.

    Rebecca Edwards, Director of Employee Relations, Policy & Planning, University College London (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Keynote: Creating a Zero-Tolerance Organisational Culture to Workplace Sexual Harassment

    • Addressing key findings from the Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Report
    • The five pillars of tackling sexual harassment: assessing workplace cultures to identify areas requiring improvements
    • Engaging employees in the development of robust sexual harassment policies that implement and signpost reporting processes
    • Tools for combatting passive leadership to ensure reports of harassment are taken and dealt with seriously by management

    Jemima Olchawski, CEO, Fawcett Society (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Using Data to Design and Monitor Evidence-Led Sexual Misconduct Policies

    • Tips for designing a staff engagement survey to gather feedback and identify employee concerns
    • Engaging with employees to co-design anti-harassment policies based on their experiences
    • Developing an Internal Assurance Framework to monitor and test the impact of harassment policies
    • Guidance on determining the most effective course of action when an incident has occurred
    • Signposting available support to victims of sexual harassment and ensuring they feel comfortable speaking out

    Garry Graham, Deputy General Secretary, Prospect (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Building an Ally Network to Empower Victims to Speak Out Against Harassment

    • Top tips for creating employee networks and encouraging staff buy-in to ally schemes
    • Delivering professional training to workplace allies to help them support their colleagues in escalating cases to management
    • Using group discussion sessions to establish acceptable standards of behaviour and incorporating their views into workplace procedures
    • Disseminating learning materials and ensuring widespread knowledge of the network and the workplace policy on harassment
    • Creating and signposting confidential pathways for staff to safely escalate incidents of sexual harassment

    Dean Shoesmith, Chief People Officer, Croydon Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break

  • Workshop: Developing Internal Procedures to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Work and Drive Cultural Change

    • Insights into the structural power imbalances that often lead to sexual harassment and tips for creating a more equal working environment
    • Tools for delivering educational programmes and management training to embed organisational culture change
    • Frameworks for creating internal procedures that support and protect employees from marginalised backgrounds
    • Engaging with younger members of staff to address gaps in their perception of what constitutes workplace sexual harassment

    Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Campaign Director, Business in the Community (CONFIRMED)

    Emily Rona-Roper, Campaign Manager, Business in the Community (CONFIRMED)

  • Breakout Networking: Sharing Best Practice in Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss lessons from the workshop and network with colleagues from across the sector. Share your experiences with implementing policies and practices to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace and discuss obstacles encountered.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Remote Workplace

    • Understanding the types and forms of online workplace sexual harassment and ways to protect staff, including regular virtual check-ins with management
    • Tips for adapting sexual harassment policies to recognise and protect employees from incidents when working remotely
    • Training senior leaders on a clear escalation procedure to ensure instances are effectively dealt with and don’t go under the radar
    • Tips for preventing and tackling inappropriate behaviour in the remote workplace
    • Practical strategies to implement employer responsibility ahead of the Worker Protection Bill

    Caroline Doran Millett, UK Employment Law Specialist, Royds Withy King (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Operation SIGNA: Eliminating Inappropriate Misconduct in Male-Dominated Workforces

    • Tips for designing an internal information portal to distribute training materials among a workforce and maintain ongoing learning
    • Strategies to encourage staff to support their colleagues through being active bystanders and calling out inappropriate behaviour
    • Utilising forums and anonymous reporting tools to understand the experiences of female colleagues and embed their views into an organisational culture
    • Guidance on evaluating workplace progress according to internal benchmarks and maintaining accountability

    Commander Tara McGovern, Detective Chief Superintendent and Founder of the Network of Women, Metropolitan Police Service (CONFIRMED)

  • Question and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the HR Sector or senior leadership teams looking to tackle sexual harassment in their workforce.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Education Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk

  • Public Sector Rate: £449.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate: £649.00+VAT

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