Sheila Krejci, M ED is keynote speaker at Ijona Skills and she is an author, master facilitator and consultant at Sheila K Consulting, Inc. has trained and coached hundreds of corporate leaders, police and fire support staff, professional, technical and support employees and elected officials to recognize and mitigate the risks of inappropriate and destructive workplace behaviors, participate in the investigation of harassment and discrimination claims and model critical behaviors that encourage respect for healthier, happier, more productive workplaces. Her recent courses, "Cultivating Workpl........Read More
Workplace harassment is an expensive,
persistent problem too often unreported by victims and bystanders. In 2016, the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a report concluding that as many
as 85% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work.
Statistics from the 2016 EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the
Workplace expanded the legal definitions of harassment to include unwelcome or
offensive conduct in the workplace based on sex (including sexual orientation,
pregnancy and gender identity), race, color national origin, religion, age,
disability and/or genetics. The #MeToo
and Time's Up movements have, once again, elevated a global consciousness
around issues of sexual and other forms of harassment in all environments.
This session will present a compelling business case for preventing workplace harassment that goes beyond legal costs to include decreased productivity, increased turnover, and harm to reputation. This session will challenge participants to consider their entity's response to workplace incivility and harassment offering essential checklists and tools to guide them in designing and modeling truly respectful communications and behaviors that will help ensure that harassment and retaliation are not tolerated. Practical strategies aimed at holding colleagues and direct reports accountable for professionalism, civility and respect will empower participants to put these into practice immediately in their own workplaces.
Why should you attend?
As a leader in a position of power in your
organization or community, you are held to a much higher standard when
your entity is faced with a claim of discrimination, harassment or
retaliation in the workplace. Even with the finest written employee
handbook policies that spell out a specific reporting process for
employees experiencing inappropriate advances, language or bullying at
work, nearly 80% never talk to anyone about their experience! What can
you do.if no one tells you?
You are responsible for setting the tone of professionalism and respect among your team members, for enforcing rules that you may or may not have had any part in designing. and for monitoring behavior from staff members that may be working virtually. How do you manage all of it?
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