#MeToo in the Modern Workplace
Nearly every day there's a news story of a male executive abusing his power and women colleagues paying the price. Hearing these tragic depictions stirs up a lot of emotions. You are far from alone. In fact, 3 in 5 women are worried about lost professional opportunities in the wake of #MeToo. A 2018 Vox/Morning Consult survey found that while most women fully support the #MeToo movement, the majority of women surveyed expressed significant concerns. Would your organization know how to handle an incident witnessed or reported?
What should organizations be doing now to deal with the legitimate fears of their male and female employees amongst the emotions of the #MeToo movement? Is there a difference between the gentleman in the office who calls every woman "honey" and a chauvinistic predator? Was that friendly banter or inappropriate flirtation? That is what this fast-paced, guidance-rich webinar is all about. In this online training, we will explore how to:
- Ensure your organization's harassment policies support and protect all employees
- Learn what managers can do to address misconduct at individual and organizational levels
- React with empathy to your employee's concerns, fears, or experiences wile upholding professional procedures
Putting policies in place so everyone feels safe
- Providing separate sensitivity/anti-harassment training for your employees
- Setting clear boundaries and consequences so there are no gray areas
- Uncovering your staff's feelings about current harassment policies and what to do if you don't like the answers
Being empathetic and sympathetic while maintaining professional protocol
- Dealing with the real emotions triggered by the #MeToo movement
- Addressing the fears of all employees in light of allegations, reports, and experiences
- Maintaining a neutral perspective to ensure an unbiased process
Using realistic discernment to control false accusations and necessary actions
- A 2018 Vox survey found that while most women fully support the #MeToo movement, 63 percent of women surveyed were concerned about false accusations
- Should a male be afraid to work alone with a female due to fear of allegations?
- Offering safety and support to all your employees, managers, and staff
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
Myra Golden: Myra is a favorite training partner to Fortune 500 companies with her customized, engaging, behavior-changing (and fun) customer service workshops, working with McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Michelin, Vera Bradley and other large brands. Before becoming the go-to trainer for some of the world's biggest brands, Myra was the Global Head of Consumer Affairs for Thrifty Rent-a-Car System.
- Myra was named one of the top 100 Rising Stars by Travel Agent Magazine for her landmark work in leading her team to restore customer confidence after service failures.
- Myra has a master's degree in human relations and a bachelor's degree in psychology, helping her to understand the challenges of developing the best customer experience as it relates to the psychology of the employees.
This 60-minute webinar focuses on real, applicable solutions rather than merely bringing issues to the surface without action. We will dive into the tough topic of the #MeToo movement in the modern workplace while addressing the even tougher emotions that come along with it. This training ensures policies that will evoke change while controlling false allegations or unclear perceptions. Avoiding the sensitive issue of workplace harassment is why the #MeToo movement is so powerful today- education is the first step so no woman ever needs to say #MeToo again.
Frequently Asked Questions
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