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Speaker Profile

Dr. Susan Strauss
Expert Witness, Investigator, Strauss Consulting

Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying. She conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. Her clients are from business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.

Dr. Strauss has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment,bullying, and related topics. She has been featured on television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles.Susan has a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a registered nurse, has a bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling, a master’s degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development.

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Appraising Credibility, Reaching Conclusions & Writing the Investigative Report: A Critical Step to Minimize Liability for Discrimination and Harassment

Writing the investigative report actually begins from the very beginning of your investigation and continues throughout the process. This webinar will discuss the intricacies of writing the critical final report of your investigation that may be discoverable (all documents that must be provided to opposing counsel in case of a lawsuit) if an employee files a formal charge with the EEOC or your state's human rights department, or if you are sued.

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Succession Planning & Leadership Development: Critical Business Strategies

Every organization, regardless of its size, needs succession planning. Harvard Business Review stated that the CEO succession process is broken in the U. S. and around the world. This results in poor performance followed by higher turnover and corporate instability. But organizations need to be thinking broader than just CEO succession -they need to dig deeper into the organization when thinking "succession." As labor shortages increase, succession planning and leadership development require strategic initiatives requiring rigorous consideration. Organizations must move away from the "replacement" mindset to measuring success long term. Are the right people moving at the right pace into the right jobs at the right time? Attention should be directed to capturing the intellectual capital that exists within the organization and developing leadership candidates.

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Diversity & Inclusion Strategy: A Necessary Workplace Survival Tactic

What do we mean when we think about - Diversity? Inclusion? Is it referring only to race, disability, and gender? Diversity and inclusion strategies have expanded to include the differences among us in the way we do our work, how we think, as well as where we work in the organization. This webinar will discuss the forms diversity and inclusion take within our workplaces, and how that translates into the critical steps required in designing and implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy for your organization.

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How to Conduct an Internal Harassment and Bullying Investigation to Determine Facts and Minimize Liability

The EEOC requires that employers receiving a complaint, or otherwise learning of alleged harassment in the workplace, to "investigate promptly and thoroughly take immediate and appropriate corrective action by doing whatever is necessary to end the harassment, make the victim whole by restoring lost employment benefits or opportunities, and prevent the misconduct from recurring". That's a tall order to ensure a just and fair handling of a harassment complaint - an essential order that all organizations are required, by law, to follow. The investigation process is, perhaps, the most critical element in dealing with harassment. In cases that have gone to court it is often due to inadequate or absent investigations of complaints. Do you know how to conduct an investigation? This program will cover the intricacies of conducting a harassment investigation.

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New EEOC Report: Workplace Harassment Prevention Not Working-Harassment Continues to be a Problem

You have been in Human Resources or management for years. Your plate is full-too much to do and to know in your increasingly stressful job. You are expected to stay current in discrimination and harassment case law for all the federal and state protected classes. Are you current? It seems like an unending responsibility. You remember hearing something in the news about a change in the pregnancy law, but can't remember what it was. You know that the American Disabilities Act and Title VII have expanded with something called an accommodation meeting, but what does that require? You heard that a company was required to pay a plaintiff an additional $1,000,000 because the company didn't do harassment training-could that be true? You have a company wellness program and have heard that employees are suing for discrimination based on the incentives offered for those who take part in the program. And it still isn't clear as to whether you can personally be sued for the misconduct.

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Succession Planning & Leadership Development: Critical Business Strategies

Every organization, regardless of its size, needs succession planning. Harvard Business Review stated that the CEO succession process is broken in the U. S. and around the world. This results in poor performance followed by higher turnover and corporate instability. But organizations need to be thinking broader than just CEO succession -they need to dig deeper into the organization when thinking "succession." As labor shortages increase, succession planning and leadership development require strategic initiatives requiring rigorous consideration. Organizations must move away from the "replacement" mindset to measuring success long term. Are the right people moving at the right pace into the right jobs at the right time? Attention should be directed to capturing the intellectual capital that exists within the organization and developing leadership candidates.

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How to Conduct an Internal Harassment and Bullying Investigation to Determine Facts and Minimize Liability

The EEOC requires that employers receiving a complaint, or otherwise learning of alleged harassment in the workplace, to "investigate promptly and thoroughly take immediate and appropriate corrective action by doing whatever is necessary to end the harassment, make the victim whole by restoring lost employment benefits or opportunities, and prevent the misconduct from recurring". That's a tall order to ensure a just and fair handling of a harassment complaint - an essential order that all organizations are required, by law, to follow.

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