The Manager’s Playbook is a resource for the prevention of sexual harassment in administrative and academic departments. It is designed as a series of 10-15 minute discussions that are facilitated by a supervisor with their staff/supervisees during regularly scheduled times, such as team meetings. Supervisors choose at least 4 prompts to discuss during a semester.
To implement the program, supervisors attend a training and receive a facilitator’s guide. Ongoing consultation and support is also available from the PATH to Care Center.
- Gender-Based Respect
- Consent in the Workplace
- Modeling Consent for Others
- Inclusive Language in the Workplace
- Healthy Communication & Conflict
- Taking Personal Responsibility as Bystanders
- Gaining Confidence Intervening
- Inclusive Practices
In The Facilitator’s Guide
- Facilitation tips
- Suggested language for introducing and closing each topic
- Discussion questions & examples of answers
- Additional resources for supervisors to strengthen facilitation & communication skills
Why It Works
The Manager’s Playbook deepens a team’s capacity to prevent sexual violence and harassment by:
- Incorporating more frequent sessions of prevention programming than a single annual training
- Creating a culture of respect beyond compliance with policy
- Addressing individual, interpersonal, as well as structural opportunities for growth
- Reinforcing positive, healthy norms within intact communities (the team)
- Developing leadership and skill in facilitating challenging conversations and modeling healthy behavior
Interested managers and supervisors, including faculty in supervisory roles, please contact the PATH to Care Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.