January Membership Meeting


January 2020 Monthly Meeting

Creating a Culture of Civility: Thinking About Harassment Prevention in a New Light

About this Event

Harassment training generally consists of teaching respondents how to avoid liability from harassment complaints. This is especially true in trainings designed for supervisors and managers. The EEOC’s 2015 Task Force on harassment in the workplace found that true prevention begins with management and focuses on teaching respondents how to create a respectful and civil workplace. This course will review the EEOC’s Task Force findings and give suggestions and ideas on how to create a culture of civility in your workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between harassment trainings that will work and those that will fail.
  • Define civility in the workplace.
  • Develop ideas and plans that would create a culture of civility in a workplace.

Speaker Biography

Brien Shoemaker is the Outreach Education Coordinator for the Indianapolis District of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Brien has been with the EEOC since 2001 and has served as an investigator and a supervisor. As an investigator Brien earned the Commission’s CORE award for outstanding contributions to the EEOC during his work as the lead investigator in a multi-agency class case involving hiring discrimination.

Brien has presented outreach programs on the EEOC laws and regulations, and has given Respectful Workplace training to private companies and advocacy groups. Brien is also a member of the Labor Trafficking Sub-Committee for the Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) and has spoken on this topic to numerous groups.

Coffee and light breakfast will be provided.

Please reach out to with any questions and requests for accommodations.

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