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AWIS New York: Harassment at Meetings: Spot It, Stop It, Prevent It

Attending and presenting at meetings, conventions, and conferences (“meetings”) is required in academic and research careers. Sexual and gender-based harassment at meetings erodes women’s confidence, undermines professional success, and holds women back professionally. This session will address how individuals can respond effectively to being the target of harassment, or to being a bystander or witness of harassment; and how conference producers can prevent and address it at their events.

5/6/2015
When: 5/6/2015
3:00 PM
Where: Davis East Classroom
200 Central Park West
New York, New York  10024
United States
Presenter: Sherry A. Marts, Ph.D.

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Attending and presenting at meetings, conventions, and conferences (“meetings”) is required for success in academic and research careers. Sexual and gender-based harassment at meetings erodes women’s confidence, undermines their professional success, and holds women back in their professions.

These settings are a hybrid of two places where women commonly encounter harassment: in public places and the workplace. Meetings are the site of professional work and work-related activities, and it is reasonable to expect everyone at the meeting – registrants, exhibitors, association staff, contractors, and venue staff – to behave in a respectful, professional, and civil manner. However, meetings also have the feel of a public space. Attendees are in unfamiliar and sometimes crowded surroundings with large numbers of strangers. Despite the presence of nametags and other identifiers, there is a feeling of anonymity, a sense that no matter what you do, you won’t get caught. This session will address the topic from two perspectives: how individuals can respond effectively to being the target of harassment, or to being a bystander or witness of harassment; and how associations and other meeting and conference producers can prevent and address harassment at their events.

In this workshop, we’ll talk about:

    •   What constitutes harassment, why men harass women, how street harassment differs from workplace harassment .

    • How to decide when to confront harassers, how to confront and stop harassers effectively without escalating the encounter, how to intervene effectively as a witness or bystander

    • How societies, associations, and other meeting and conference organizers can address harassment, the components of effective anti-harassment policies.

    • How to work with association staff and governing bodies to encourage adoption and enforcement of anti-harassment policies.

Throughout the workshop attendees will have the opportunity to talk about their own experiences, those they have witnessed and those they have heard about; and to practice techniques for confronting harassers.

 

Please RSVP by clicking this link: http://whoozin.com/4YN-CPC-J4KG


Presenter:

Sherry A. Marts, Ph.D.

CEO

S*Marts Consulting LLC

sherry@smartsconsulting.com

Presenter  Bio:

Sherry Marts is has had a varied career in biomedical research, regulatory affairs, nonprofit management, and advocacy. She is an expert facilitator, speaker, and workshop leader with a lively personality and sense of humor. She has training in Aikido and Tai Chi, and has trained in and taught women’s self-defense and anti-harassment training. She is CEO of S*Marts Consulting, LLC, providing career and executive coaching, leadership development, and workplace consulting to individuals and organizations in academia and the nonprofit sector. Her blog, “Ask Dr. SMarts,” appears on her website, www.smartsconsulting.com and you can follow her on Twitter @SherryMarts. She received her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire, and her Ph.D. in Physiology from Duke University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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