June 11th, 2012
Department of Employment & Economic Development has partnered with Medi-Sota, a non-profit healthcare consortium, to bring Dr. Susan Strauss to our area to provide training on preventing harassment and bullying. Dr. Strauss provided a great learning experience for us in SW MN in 2007 – it was time to bring her back.
There will be two sessions in Redwood Falls at the Community Center on July 25th. General Business registrations for the morning session (8:30 to noon) and the afternoon session (1:00 to 4:30 pm is planned for healthcare related employers. We do have limited registration.
If you are a Medi-Sota member, you will be able to register on the website at no charge. If you are interested in the healthcare session but not a consortium member, complete the attached registration as usual.
Dr Susan Strauss is a national and international consultant, speaker, and trainer in workplace bullying, discrimination, harassment, and organizational effectiveness. Susan conducts bullying, discrimination and harassment investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. She coaches professionals, employees, and management in how to communicate respectfully. Her clients are from business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. She is an author of books, book chapters, and journal articles, and has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London. Her work has taken her to Israel, Egypt, Thailand, Botswana and Poland.
The healthcare industry has just had the largest sexual harassment case in the U. S. The amount of damages to the plaintiff was $168 million. This just happened within the last 2 months. This is the first “bullying” lawsuit in which the victim was awarded $325,000 for one incident of “bullying.”