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Diversity Works: Understanding Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace


This highly interactive session will explore the meaning of diversity and the benefits of an inclusive workplace.  The session will cover discrimination and harassment laws and participants will discuss various workplace scenarios to explore discrimination vs. inappropriate behavior. Training will include tips for creating an inclusive workplace and having difficult conversations about diversity and discrimination.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discussion of discrimination and harassment laws
  • Tips for creating inclusive workplace
  • Ways to have difficult conversations about diversity and discrimination

Barbara Baker is a Commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) in Independence, Ohio. As a Federal Mediator, she assists parties in collective bargaining negotiations and mediates labor and employment disputes in the private, public and federal sectors. In addition, Ms. Baker trains labor advocates and management in collective bargaining including bargaining processes, contract administration, steward/supervisor training and developing effective labor management committees. She also provides training in communication skills such as conflict resolution, active listening and communication dynamics. Ms. Baker facilitates person to person dialogues as well as group discussions to promote strong workplace relationships.

Vanessa Bullock was appointed Commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in May 1997. She is employed as a mediator in the Philadelphia office located in the Northeast region. As a Commissioner, Ms. Bullock has mediated both Labor and Employment disputes in the private and public sectors. In addition to her primary duties of dispute mediation, she is responsible for curriculum development and training in a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs for the  FMCS Institute; Federal Executive Board; and the Cornell University ILR Scrimmage program.

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern

Online via Zoom

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Who should attend:  All Staff
Competency:  Communication and diversity

Non-Member Cost:      $55
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NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE

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