The Directors Education Series: Harassment Liability and Establishing a Respectful Workplace

There has been an explosion of sexual harassment allegations in both the press, and in complaints to employers. Famous media people, executives, and public and corporate managers have suddenly had careers damaged or ended due to their improper behaviors. Harassment is certainly not new. Yet now there is a new environment, new support and motivation to come forth. Organizations, Congress and Legislatures are paying attention to Enhanced policies, practices and new laws and liabilities are coming. Board members can be personally sued, and may be "undefendable," if not aware and prepared.

In many organizations harassment seems all too common. Yet in others it rarely arises and is quickly and effectively addressed. What is the difference?

If your organization is one of the former, how do you change, and create effective practices to be an Effective and Respectful Workplace? If your organization is a Respectful Workplace, learn how to continue and enhance that status in the light of current developments and upcoming laws and liabilities.

  • #METOO
  • Expanding Laws
  • Liability
  • Harassment and Harassment Laws
    • EEO Discrimination Laws
    • Safe Place and Abusive Workplace Acts
  • Types of Violence
  • Duty
  • Intent
  • Guidelines
  • Policies and Training

Subscribe to The Directors Education Series and provide your leaders with the guidance and tools needed to navigate the complexities of today's banking environment.

training features:

  • Includes Audio, Video and Powerpoint.
  • PDF Handouts
  • Discussion Questions
  • 20-25 minutes in length (Perfect to show at your monthly board meeting!)
This program is a breakout session from the Directors Education Series, which is a subscription based Library containing over 50 trainings specifically for your Board of Directors. For more information on the Directors Education Series click on or go to You can email questions to or talk with a representative by calling 1-800-831-0678.

Who Should Attend?

This program is recommended for your Executive staff including every member on your Board of Directors.

We are loving the program for our Directors. Training has now become a more regular event and the format and timing of the training is just right for the BOD. They have found the information very helpful in understanding their roles as directors.” — Maureen Daehn, CFO, Maple Bank

After 42 years in Banking and now a Director, the series enables me to continue my knowledge in this ever changing industry! You're never too old to learn, and being a Director it's our responsibility to continue to learn for the good of our organizations.” — Gerald Schmidt, Board Member, Stephenson National Bank and Trust