Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Ramada Conference Center 
1450 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801

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Matt Miller 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 
717-238-7223 x.107 

Respect in the Workplace

Building for Tomorrow 2019 Director Training 

Recent news coverage of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has left many wondering what they can do to ensure that their organizations are prepared to handle these kinds of issues when they arise.
In addition to matters of legal compliance and liability, understanding how to prevent workplace harassment and discrimination is important in maintaining a respectful organizational culture that allows all team members to thrive professionally.  District organizational culture can affect staff recruitment, retention, and team cohesiveness, as well as community and partner relations. Effective policies are a crucial requirement for harassment-free workplaces, but focusing on the Board's role in communicating and modeling respect and appreciation for diversity is also vitally important for your district. 
Respect in the Workplace, our 2019 Building for Tomorrow Director Training Program, features an interactive workshop facilitated by Mary Kay Williams of MindShift Consulting.  The program will include topics such as:
  • Understanding workplace diversity and inclusion issues
  • Defining discrimination & harassment
  • "What if" scenarios
  • Effective policy & training authorization documents
  • Steps to create awareness and lessen liability
All Conservation District Directors and Associate Directors are encouraged to attend. Sessions are free of charge and lunch will be provided.  

Mary Kay Williams is the owner of MindShift Consulting, a Human Resources training and consulting firm that focuses on helping individuals and organizations ‘shift’ their perspectives.

Mary Kay earned both her B.S. in Education and M.Ed. in Training and Development from Penn State and maintains certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (S.P.H.R) and Senior Certified Professionals (S-CPA). As a former Human Resources Director for Centre County Government, she understands the joys and challenges of working with challenging people and situations.  Her experience includes investigation and resolution of many workplace harassment situations, and she has shared her knowledge and insight through several previous events with Pennsylvania Conservation Districts.