SCWCC Business Lunch
Sexual Harassment: How you can protect and empower your employees and your company.
Sexual harassment in the workplace has become a daily topic of conversation as a result of several high-profile cases spanning a multitude of industries. The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber will tackle this important subject in a special panel luncheon that will examine what businesses need to know from multiple perspectives. A panel of topic experts will define the issue (historical context to present), relay important legal and liability information, discuss prevention and training initiatives and empower employers and employees to create and sustain supportive work environments.
Approximate program timeframe:
11:00 AM - Check-in and Networking
11:30 AM - Lunch Service
11:45 AM - Announcements
12:00 PM - Panel Discussion
12:45 PM - Q&A with Panel
1:00 PM - Lunch Concludes
SherryLynn Boyles, an attorney and native Texan, serves as Executive Director of TESSA, the domestic violence and sexual assault center serving El Paso and Teller Counties since 1977. Boyles also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. With a background in domestic violence and sexual assault issues, her first client was the National Domestic Violence Hotline for whom she coordinated the first national domestic violence prevention summit, convening leaders from various societal sectors including business, media, criminal justice, health care, and domestic violence experts to develop a 10-year national prevention plan. She authored the Summit report that was unveiled at the White House, which served as the precursor for the national No More Campaign. Boyles also served in various capacities with the National Women’s Law Center, the Texas Council on Family Violence, Palo Alto College, and in legislative offices at the Texas State Capitol. Boyles received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.
Justin Hocking, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Justin is an attorney for Employers Council, Inc. a non-profit employers’ association that provides legal, human resources, training and consulting services to employers throughout the Mountain States region. Justin is part of the Colorado Springs office and provides legal counsel, representation, and training to private, public, for-profit and non-profit organizations, large and small. He routinely advises employers regarding federal and state employment law compliance, including the ADA, COBRA, FLSA, FMLA, HIPAA, and Title VII discrimination matters. Justin received a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law.
Dena R. Samuels, PhD
Dena Samuels is an Associate Professor in Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS), and received the university’s Outstanding Instructor Award. As Director of UCCS’ Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion and through her consulting firm: Dena Samuels Consulting (www.DenaSamuels.com), she provides keynotes, seminars, and executive coaching consultation to schools, campuses, nonprofits and organizations nationally and internationally on the processes of integrating diversity and building inclusiveness. Samuels’ latest book, The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World (Teachers College Press, 2014) offers transformative strategies for building cultural inclusiveness. Her next book will provide mindfulness practices for self-empowerment and for building relationships across social difference as an antidote to social injustice. Samuels volunteers as co-facilitator of the monthly Second Tuesday Race Forum of Denver, and also serves as a culturally inclusive, trauma-sensitive yoga instructor
Sponsored by: The Smile Generation
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued without 72 hours advance notice.