Women Executives Forum: Sexual Harassment Bystander Training for Women and Men

Women Executives Forum: Sexual Harassment Bystander Training for Women and Men

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Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018


5:15 PM - 7:15 PM


Grand Hyatt Washington DC

1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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The Women Executives Forum explores the challenges and opportunities facing women leaders—those executives in and aspiring to the c-suite—and how men and women can take action to support gender equality. The series of workshops features notable speakers from the association, nonprofit, and public sectors. Each edition of the Women Executives Forum features a thought-provoking keynote presentation followed by facilitated table discussions.

From Hollywood to the TED Talks empire to the halls of Congress, the safety of women in the American workplace has taken center stage as a staggering wave of women and men have divulged accounts of unwanted advances and other sexual misconduct. In the face of what seems like an epidemic of sexual harassment allegations, silence is tantamount to acceptance and points to the need for the development of intervention skills for bystanders. What should association leaders be doing to protect themselves and others?

With a strong emphasis on leadership training for men and women in association workplaces, including at conferences and events, this program will help participants eliminate the check-the-box mentality that protects organizations more than people. The conversation will explore issues of gender discrimination, harassment, violence, and other antisocial behavior in a context of inclusion and responsibility for everyone.

Register now to:

  • uncover signs of unintentional gender biases that associate men with higher power, status, and competence
  • frame the conversation as a leadership issue and expand the number of men and women willing to take a stand
  • discuss the gender and sexual norms and structures of power that often underlie abusive acts.

This edition of the Women Executives Forum series is co-located with the 2018 Associations @ Work Business Conference. Conference registration is not required.

Through education, collaboration, and networking, the Women Executives Forum provides a framework and tools to support women leaders in the association community, facilitating the leadership pipeline and helping associations transform their organizations and the communities they serve.

  • Speakers

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      Jackson Katz, PhD

      Jackson Katz, Ph.D. is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. In 1993, Katz co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. The mixed-gender, multiracial MVP program is one of the longest-running and most widely influential sexual assault, sexual harassment, and relationship abuse prevention programs in high schools, colleges, sports culture and the military in North America and beyond. Among its many accomplishments, MVP introduced the “bystander” approach to the gender violence prevention field; Katz is one of the key architects of this now broadly popular approach. MVP is also the first large-scale gender violence prevention program in the sports culture and the U.S. military. In 1997, Katz founded MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention training for small and large companies, educational institutions and community organizations. Katz is the creator of the award-winning and widely used Tough Guise educational documentaries. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, and Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity. He has appeared on radio and TV programs across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The CBS Morning Show. His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed more than 3.5 million times. He lectures and trains widely in the U.S. and around the world.

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