Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MDT
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Brightwood (formerly Kaplan) Real Estate School 
8205 Spain, NE, Classroom 3
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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SCORE Albuquerque 

Prevent Harassment, Build Inclusion 

Learn the practical steps that will build and support diversity and inclusion in your hiring and workplace practices

Business owners often know they need to have a culture of inclusion in the workplace but don't know the practical steps to build inclusion -- the antithesis of discrimination and harassment.  This workshop is for those who feel stuck when trying to resolve employee 'he said/she said' situations, who find they are spending way too much time being the 'politically-correct' police, or who keep hearing comments like:  

  • I didn't mean it.
  • She has no sense of humor
  • I'm just an affectionate person.
  • It was mutual...until I dumped him.
  • This is a witch hunt! What happened to 'innocent until proven guilty'?
  • I guess I should never tell another joke/give another hug/talk about anything personal/be friends outside of work with anyone again ever.
  • Hey, if I tell you something will you promise to keep it confidential? I don't want to get anyone fired/get retaliated against.
  • Our boss is so mean this has become a hostile working environment!
  • I don't even want any members of the opposite sex on my team.  Too much risk of getting accused of something, especially if they're attractive.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • how to recognize and address potential and actual workplace discrimination and harassment
  • why impact is more important than intent
  • the role the "reasonable person standard" plays
  • how to draw the line between humor and offense
  • the additional responsibilities managers must take seriously
  • how to quickly weed out complaints and begin appropriately addressing and investigating the real issues
  • #MeToo & Bystander Intervention: what to do if you experience or witness harassment, and how to avoid and prevent retaliation.

We will explore how to recognize behaviors that discourage diversity such as workplace bullying, stereotyping, the us-versus-them mentality and micro-aggressions -- the gateway to harassment, discrimination and time-consuming complaints.  Then we will develop an action plan of ways you can build and support diversity and inclusion in your hiring and workplace practices.

Cost:  $29.95

Linda Strauss, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience.  As a consultant, Ms. Strauss provides employers with strategic HR programs and coaching to manage employment issues with comfort, confidence and compliance.  In addition, Ms. Strauss delivers soft skills training including interpersonal and communications skills, and emotional intelligence training designed to enhance success and engagement in work and life.  Compliance trainings include presenting on Workplace Harassment to NM legislative lobbyists on behalf of the Secretary of State's office. Ms. Strauss holds two senior HR professional certifications, is a Certified Mediator of Workplace Conflict, is certified in Mental Health First Aid, and is a certified trainer of Becoming a Totally Responsible Person (TRP) and TRP's Managing Change program.  She is also an instructor for UNM's Anderson School of Management where she teaches management and HR classes to working professionals.

Register Now! At SCORE Albuquerque, we help small businesses grow from start-up through maturity by providing lifelong learning opportunities for business owners.  Clients develop their own path to small business success by accessing one-on-one mentoring, workshops and Business Owners Councils and a national network of resources.  Our team of over 30 experienced entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives and managers are trained mentors who help clients gain clarity to take the next step.