Event is complimentary / space is limited.

To register: Email Lina: lberzinskas@staffsol.com


Sexual harassment remains a problem in today’s workplace. Because of the #MeToo movement, an unprecedented number of women and men are reporting inappropriate behavior in the workplace. While nothing has changed in the legal requirements that employers must protect employees from sexual harassment, the #MeToo movement has created a new awareness of past practices that formerly were tolerated and/or silenced.

This workshop focuses on how workplaces have changed since #MeToo and what every employees needs to understand regarding appropriate workplace behavior.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

•             Understand what encompasses sexual harassment from objectification to exclusion to sexual coercion.

•             Identify appropriate workplace conversations and actions. Recognize when these may cross-the-line of appropriateness, specifically addressing humor, compliments, and touching.

•             Recognize when and how to report any incident.

•             Develop skills to proactively stop any behavior from becoming inappropriate in the workplace.

Kathleen Buse, Ph.D.

Director, Research and Women’s Leadership Institute

Dr. Kathleen Buse is a business leader, award-winning researcher, and top-rated educator. As Director of Research, she guides the ERC efforts to advance workplace best practices, including employee engagement strategies and the NorthCoast99 program. Additionally, she is leading the efforts at ERC to expand the use of data analytics to support client initiatives.

As Director of the ERC Women’s Leadership Institute, Kathleen helps employers recruit, retain, and advance women through research-based solutions and development services. Kathleen’s experience includes 25 years in industry, beginning as an engineer and advancing to executive leadership. She spent ten years in academia where she immersed herself in the research on retention of top talent in the workplace with a focus on women. Drawing on her own experiences in industry and her work in academia, she has designed practical strategies and solutions to add and advance women in organizations.

Prior to her role at ERC Kathleen was President of Advancing Women in the Workforce, Faculty Director for the Leadership Lab and Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University. At CWRU, Kathleen taught research methods including multivariate data analysis. Dr. Buse earned a Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BS in Chemical Engineering/Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Her industry experience includes Kodak, Lubrizol, Avery Dennison, and Sherwin-Williams. She is an active volunteer, currently serving as a board member at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and at Magnificat High School where she chairs the Education Committee. She is chair of the United Way of Lake County and a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Council.  She and her husband have three children and live in Lake County, Ohio.