Workplace Sexual Harassment Workshops

Saint Mary's College, along with its WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE and the CITY OF SOUTH BEND, will host three workshops this spring for professionals in the South Bend region to expand the conversation about the effects of sexual harassment in the workplace. 

The cost for a single workshop is $35 per person. Lunch will be provided.

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Workshop #3
Sexual Harassment: A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment

The mental health effects of sexual harassment are substantial and vary from person to person. This workshop will introduce and discuss pathways to healing after experiencing sexual harassment and how employers — and employees — can create a workplace culture that rejects such behavior and nurtures victims toward empowerment.

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Rice Commons, Student Center, Saint Mary’s College

Catherine Pittman, Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary’s College
Terri Russ, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Stephanie Steward Bridges, Project Health Specialist, Beacon Health System
Amelia Thomas, S-O-S Coordinator, The Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County
Diane Winn, Leadership Coach and Mentor, Through Eagle Eyes, Inc.

Tricia Sloma, Co-Anchor, WNDU-TV “16 Morning News”

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Workshop #2
What is Sexual Harassment? Looking Through Multiple Lenses

How is sexual harassment defined? How do the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the courts review a sexual harassment claim? A series of interactive case studies will help participants identify core principles for preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace, illustrating how to put theory into practice. 

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Rooms D, E & F, Lower Level, Student Center, Saint Mary’s College

Tania Bengtsson, Director of Marketing & Innovation, Gibson
Diane Davidson, CRM Operations Manager, Gibson
Lonnie Douglas, Executive Director of the South Bend Human Rights Commission 
Steven Eller, Chief Human Resources Officer, Beacon Health System
Elizabeth “Libby” Klesmith, Attorney, Tuesley Hall Konopa
Kris Urschel, Director of Human Resources, Saint Mary’s College

Tricia Sloma, Co-Anchor, WNDU-TV “16 Morning News”

Workshop #1
Leading by Example: The Impact of Change

Leading by example is integral to preventing, addressing, and establishing accountability for sexual misconduct. Leaders are in a position to facilitate a positive culture, effective training, and personal responsibility within their organizations. South Bend-area leaders will discuss how they work to create safe working environments.

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Rice Commons, Student Center, Saint Mary’s College

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, City of South Bend
Jan Cervelli, President, Saint Mary’s College
Scott Ford, Associate Vice President, New Business Development, University of Notre Dame
Jeanine Gozdecki, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Kristin Pruitt, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Lake City Bank
Amish Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Kem Krest

Tricia Sloma, Co-Anchor, WNDU-TV “16 Morning News”