Creating a Culture of Respect in the Workplace

  • 29 Mar 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • CPS HR Training Center, 2450 Del Paso Rd #220, Sacramento
  • 8


  • includes ATD National members, who are not members of the Sacramento Chapter

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Creating a Culture of Respect in the Workplace:
What To Do About Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and Other Bad Behavior
March 29, 2018 • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CPS HR Training Center
2450 Del Paso Road #220 - Sacramento
Dinner Included

Recently, a deluge of high-profile sexual harassment and bullying cases have surfaced. The #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #stopbullying movements are having some impact by encouraging victims to speak up.

While sexual harassment prevention and similar training programs have been in existence for decades— it has not been enough. Culture change can only take place if victims feel they can step forward, bystanders don’t stay silent and organizations are more active in modeling and holding everyone accountable for creating a positive working environment. This interactive session is designed to connect you with ideas, tips and tools for you to use in your organization.

Our panel of experts will share and discuss with participants the critical role of organizational development and training professionals in changing your workplace culture to be one of respect and civility.

This panel will explore:

  • The role of organizational development (OD) and training in changing culture to one of respect, civility and intolerance of assault and harassment.  
  • What is culture change?
  • How does it apply to this specific aspect of organizational culture?  
  • How current training needs to change to address the culture?

Panelists Include:

Sejal Friday - Employment Law Attorney
Ms. Friday has an extensive background in employment law. She has advised and represented management in various employment-related matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, and wage-and-hour cases. Ms. Friday delivers customized employment law compliance training for sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, diversity and other topics.

Ms. Friday is currently an adjunct faculty member at JFK University. She has previously taught legal courses for University of San Diego and California Southern University.

Lawrence Hiner, IV - Chief Learning Officer at Workforce Equanimity
My ambition is to live in a world where people enjoy the work they do and the place they do it. After years as a trainer and facilitator for a Fortune 50 telecommunications company, I got a first-hand look at the way employees of a large company can easily become disconnected with the goals of the organization - and it was not a complicated reason why. People generally had no idea of their actual role was within the organization and that led to a range of conspiracy theories on the true intent of top level management.

As an independent business leader and contributor to the business community, I want to bring my talents to bear on this problem. My company builds and distributes tools for organizations to use that increase workers’ awareness of their role in an organization's mission and vision. At the same time, organizations experience amazing employee engagement leading to higher profitability, lower turnover, and a competitive workforce.

My focus is on designing Intentional Learning Organizations that reflect the culture of an organization & the work environment it wants to promote. I am not afraid to dig in and learn specific business practices that define a market advantage for a business and help embed that in the employee experience from new hire to retire.

Dorothy Lingren - Lingren Consulting
Dorothy Lingren facilitates groups and coaches individuals to achieve success in the areas of team development, change management, balancing competing priorities, conflict, and communication.

Dorothy’s 25 years of experience brings expertise in partnering to design and deliver strategic, innovative leadership and team solutions that impact business results. At Sutter Health, Dorothy implemented large scale leadership development initiatives and facilitated small teams and conference size groups as they focused on establishing direction, defining values and improving the patient experience. At Intel, Dorothy is most proud of her work in establishing an internal coaching network and implementing leadership development forums that combined learning sessions with real time project leadership.  The success of this work was highlighted in the book, Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change. At E&J Gallo Winery, Dorothy facilitated the change efforts within the Barefoot wine brand that resulted in structural changes, aligned processes, role clarity, increased engagement, and enhanced leadership capability. Dorothy is currently an active instructor at California State University, Sacramento where she supports public agency leaders to enhance their capabilities. Recent clients include the Departments of Transportation, Corrections, Public Health, Insurance, and State Parks.

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Cancellations made more than five (5) calendar days prior to the event will receive a full refund. Cancellations made three (3) to five (5) calendar days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than three (3) calendar days prior to the event and no-shows will not be refunded or credited. Any unpaid balance due will remain according to the above guidelines. Refunds will be issued using the original payment method.

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