Managers and Supervisors deal with a variety of issues in the workplace. These range from employee health, safety and regulatory compliance to company productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. Competing projects and responsibilities require prioritization to focus attention on issues that are critical to the long-term success and stability of the company.
Failure to focus on quality and customer service may result in lost customers. Failure to focus on regulatory requirements may result in fine and tarnish the corporate image. Just as important, but sometimes overlooked, are employee relations issues, including harassment in the workplace.
Harassment in the workplace takes many forms. Regardless of the type, harassment impacts employee relations, corporate culture and company performance. It is critical that issues are recognized and addressed early to avoid significant problems. Organizations that tolerate disrespectful behavior contribute to an atmosphere where further acts of intolerance and harassment or violence can exist.
Types of Harassment discussed include:
- Sexual Orientation
Gundersen Business Health Services and the Employee Assistance Program invite you to join us for the two-hour Harassment Issues in the Workplace: What's a Manager to Do? program. Participants will be trained to identify behaviors that constitute sexual harassment, hostile work environment and other forms of workplace violence and the role of management in responding to such behaviors. This interactive session will include scenarios and encourage participation.
Program Objectives include:
- Review definitions of behavior constituting the various types of harassment
- Discuss policies related to harassment and abusive behavior in the workplace
- Discuss a "zero tolerance" stance for harassment and management’s role in education/enforcement
- Teach strategies for responding to complaints of various forms of harassment
- Review the respective roles of Human Resources and Employee Assistance Programs and how to utilize them as a resource
Fee for the program is $50 per attendee ($25 per attendee if you are currently a Gundersen EAP client). Upon completion of the program, attendees will be presented a participatory certificate.
Sarah Nelson, MS, LPC, CEAP, SAP
Sarah possesses a Master's Degree in Counseling; is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the States of Wisconsin & Minnesota; a Certified Employee Assistance Provider (CEAP) and a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). She has been employed with the Gundersen Employee Assistance Program since May 2000. Sarah has over 20 years of experience providing counseling services in a variety of settings, working with children, adolescents, individuals and couples.
Megan Jelen, MA, LMFT
Megan possesses a Master's Degree and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) by the State of Wisconsin. While new to the Gundersen Employee Assistance Pprogram in August 2018, Megan has worked for over 10 years providing counseling services and therapy in the community.