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Workshop: A More Effective Way to Prevent Harassment and Promote A Positive Workplace Culture
May 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Professionalism: A More Effective Way to Prevent Harassment and Promote a Positive Workplace Culture
This session makes the case for raising the level of professionalism in the workplace as a positive, proactive means of ending workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment. Professionalism will be explored as a way of interacting with others that makes everyone feel valued and respected. Participants will analyze what professionalism should look like in their workplace cultures and industries. Specific steps for developing a more professional business culture will be provided while satisfying harassment training requirements.
Three learning objectives:
- Realize the need for a new approach to prevention of all types of misconduct in the workplace, including sexual harassment, and be able to articulate that need to others.
- Understand what it means to focus on professionalism in the work environment.
- Obtain practical steps to bring a focus on professionalism to your workplace
Presented by Natalie Sanders, Senior Consultant with JERHR Group.
Natalie Sanders is a highly skilled and experienced professional who has been solving workplace issues since she began her career, first, practicing law defending employers in harassment and discrimination litigation and administrative proceedings before the EEOC. Natalie has conducted policy development and training for major regional employers such as Replacements Ltd. and Moses Cone. Natalie also regularly presented legal updates for trade associations like the North Carolina Bankers Association.
In the next part of her career, Natalie served as in-house counsel and operations manager for Logan Systems, Inc., a regional technology company that provides land record management to county governments.
This closer interaction with employees and supervisors brought the difficulties they face into better focus. Combining her experiences from practicing employment law and managing a business, Natalie embarked on the most recent part of her career. She founded Professional Business Cultures, LLC to provide a positive and proactive response to the #MeToo Movement. Her goal is to raise the level of professionalism in workplaces as a way to more effectively prevent harassment and other workplace misconduct. She is now a speaker, trainer, and consultant for leaders who are ready to go beyond legal compliance and foster more professional workplace environments.
Duke University, Doctor of Jurisprudence
330 S. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 US + Google Map