Corporate Education and Outreach in the St. Cloud State University’s Center for Continuing Education is offering “Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying – Not Your Typical Harassment Training” with Susan Strauss on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road in St. Cloud.Discrimination, harassment and bullying are a costly workplace problem. Productivity drops, absenteeism increases, stress related illnesses thrive, trust and morale diminish, and the involved individuals and the organizations pocketbooks are often affected. Education on this issue is a key element in prevention.
“Courts are granting millions of dollars in damages for failure to do harassment training,” said Tammy Anhalt-Warner, assistant director of training for CEO. “Susan delivers a compelling and knowledgeable presentation on the issue, one that addresses the training needs for managers, supervisors, board of directors and human resource professionals.”
Susan Strauss, an internationally recognized expert speaker on harassment, works with private and public sector organizations to provide professional services in business, legal, healthcare, education and government settings. She has been consultant to the Mayo Clinic, Honeywell, Medtronic, Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Israeli Ministry of Education in Jerusalem.
According to Anhalt-Warner, the seminar defines all forms of protected class discrimination and harassment (federal and state laws, new case law) while differentiating among discrimination, harassment, bullying, flirting and teasing. It also identifies the affects of harassment and bullying on the victim, the work unit, the organization and the harasser. Manager’s legal and ethical responsibility in the prevention and intervention of harassment and bullying and the proper procedures to follow for prevention and intervention is also covered.
The Feb. 24 all-day seminar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is at Calvary Community Church at 1200 Roosevelt Road in St. Cloud. The cost of the seminar is $179 if registered by February 10 or $199 for registrations after February 10. For more information or to register call 320-308-4723, email [email protected] or visithttp://www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies/ceo.
CEO provides professional development training to upgrade skills to stay competitive in today’s aggressive job market. Working with business, industry and non-profit organizations, they identify the training needs of the workforce. CEO also offers workshops and courses to help individuals expand their job skills, obtain certifications in various fields and earn Continuing Education Units.