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D&I Community Forum - Looking at the “Me” in #MeToo: Best Practices in Supporting Employees
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D&I Community Forum - Looking at the “Me” in #MeToo: Best Practices in Supporting Employees

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Where: Eversource
247 Station Dr
East 3A
Westwood, Massachusetts  02090
United States
Contact: Marissa Cammarano

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NEHRA’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum:


Looking at the “Me” in #MeToo

 Best Practices in Supporting Employees in the #MeToo Era 




Since the #MeToo movement went viral, it’s now clearer than ever that traditional, compliance-focused anti-harassment policies and trainings are missing the intended mark of creating respectful workplaces. Employee experiences and challenges navigating employer policies, procedures, and responses have captured public attention. Businesses and employees feel “frozen,” afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing and stifling productivity and equity in the workplace. It’s time to envision a better way to reduce and prevent sexual misconduct—and create a work environment that safely encourages employees to come forward when it does happen. Much attention has been paid to what leaders can do to build a workplace grounded in trust and respect, one where civility is a cornerstone. This panel discussion will focus on the steps leaders can take to create a culture where everyone can thrive and employees can actually be part of the solution. We will discuss a variety of proactive and preventative measures, including how to engage in ongoing dialogue about appropriate behavior and improve the process, communication, and likelihood for employees who’ve experienced or witnessed harassment to report it. We will also explore how to implement trauma-informed responses that promote a safe, supportive working environment for employees after they have reported sexual harassment or assault.


Key takeaways include:

  1. Current climate and trends since #MeToo (number of cases reported, general themes)
  2. What you can do as HR leaders
  3. How you can empower and support employees who experience or witness sexual
  4. Ways to engage employees who feel “frozen” to be part of the solution
  5. Strategies to support employees after they’ve reported


Karen Dahl, Legal Advocacy Manager, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Duane De Four, Prevention Specialist and Board Member, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Al Zink, Vice President of People and Culture, One Door


Moderator: Laura DiMaria, Human Resources and Operations Manager, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center



Free for Members

$30 Non-Members




8:00am – Program Begins

9:30am – Program Adjourns




NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.


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