Creating a Culture of Respect: HR Risk Management Strategies

Presented by: Kelly Kramer & Patti Massey

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
1:00 pm CT

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Unlike other forms of discrimination, harassment is typically cumulative in nature. One offensive remark will seldom be illegal, but can become illegal if similar incidents are allowed to recur.

Women and men often perceive differently where the line is drawn between welcome and unwelcome comments about appearance and social invitations at work. These subtle types of unwelcome behavior are often difficult to recognize because the recipient frequently does not complain and harassers often do not recognize when their behavior is unwelcome.

Although unwelcome behaviors can be more subtle than allegations we hear or read about in the news, they are still harmful. Their impacts include discomfort, embarrassment, anxiousness, stress, anger, and feeling stalked. Sometimes the harassed employee will take deliberate actions to avoid the harasser by avoiding work areas, changing work schedule, and not staying late or arriving early.

Join Patti Massey and Kelly Kramer, from MYCA Learning, as they discuss the following:

  • What is sexual harassment – How to recognize it if it is happening to you or someone you work with.
  • How to stop it – Once you learn how to recognize what harassment is, we will look at practical ways to prevent or stop it.
  • How to report it – While every organization has different procedures for reporting harassment, we will discuss how and when to report.
  • How to respond – If you are a supervisor, it is important to know how to respond to any complaints to maintain a safe work environment.


Kelly Kramer
Online Learning Specialist

EZLEARN University

Kelly Kramer has worked with MYCA and EZLEARN UNIVERSITY since 2010. Her background includes 15 years as a trainer working with law firms, insurance companies, banks, schools and various other industries. Kelly has experience teaching Workplace Harassment and Diversity Classes, Microsoft Office, Communication and Leadership Skills workshops. Currently Kelly develops Workplace Harassment courses and other custom learning for EZLEARN University. In her free time, she volunteers as a teacher for CWJC in Arlington, TX teaching under resourced women computer job skills to improve their chances of finding a meaningful career.

Patti Massey

MYCA Material Handling Solutions, Inc. & MYCA Multimedia & Training Solutions

Patti Massey is the owner and CEO of MYCA:group which leverages technology for enhanced performance and reduced operational costs. Earlier this year, MYCA was selected as one of the 50 fastest growing women owned businesses in the USA placing #14 on the list, and Patti was just named one of the top WBE CEOs in the country. She was born an entrepreneur, starting with a lemonade stand at age 8 and moving into production and distribution of potholders by 9. In 2017, she celebrated her 30th anniversary as a business owner. Patti serves as Vice Chair of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Forum (WBENC) and was awarded WBENC’s highest honor as a 2012 STAR. She’s an active member of the WBENC board of directors and the Ohio River Valley Women Business Council steering committee. Patti is committed to sourcing through Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and is a strong advocate for M/WBE inclusion in the supply chain by regularly meeting with entrepreneurs for encouragement and support. In fact, in 2017, MYCA will spend almost $2M with other WBEs.

Katie Miller
Webinar Host


As a Marketing Specialist with BizLibrary, Katie helps facilitate and create educational and engaging webinars geared towards Human Resources and Learning and Development professionals. She conducts research and works with subject matter experts to ensure the BizLibrary audience is receiving the most relevant and up-to-date content possible.


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