MAPA Workplace training


Lunch & Learn Training Announcement for MAPA Member Organizations

Creating a Respectful Workplace: 

Harassment Prevention Training

When: June 27, 2018

Where: Westminster Hall, Baltimore MD

Who: Half -Day of Training for all Employees, Supervisors and Managers

Time: 8:30 am -12:00 pm

Who: Full -Day includes the above and in addition for Supervisors and Managers (only) the follow-up session

Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Based on recent questions and concerns, we feel it is important to restate our commitment to a respectful and inclusive workplace, free from harassment. This commitment applies to everyone-- co-workers, supervisors, customers, vendors, visitors and others that we may come in contact with as part of our job. This can also apply to off-site events and social gatherings.

This training is designed to ensure that everyone understands what is expected in order to create and sustain the respectful and inclusive environment that is integral to MAPA’s business plan and values. Simply put, you cannot afford to not know how to deal with these challenges and what to do to meet your responsibilities as an employee, supervisor or manager.

Attend this important training and learn:

  • The difference between annoying behavior, bullying and unlawful harassment
  • Surprising examples of verbal, physical, and written behaviors that can unintentionally meet the definition of harassment
  • Why impact matters more than intent
  • The higher standard supervisors and managers must meet
  • What you must do if you observe or experience harassing behaviors
  • The limited options for corrective action in harassment situations
  • Common pitfalls experienced by organizations such as ours
  • How to be sure your behavior contributes to harassment/discrimination free workplace and business environment.

Workshop Descriptions

Morning: 8:30-12:00

The morning workshop is for everyone. It begins with an engaging discussion about the requirements affecting the participating firms. Case-studies based upon real- world workplace situations, will be used to illustrate common pitfalls and what to do (and not do). Each participant will understand their role and responsibility for supporting their company’s efforts to maintain a harassment and discrimination free environment.

Afternoon: 1:00 – 3:00

The afternoon workshop is a special session conducted for managers and supervisors. It provides information and skills practice in taking corrective action, resolving conflicts and delegating specific responsibilities. Note: Attendees must have completed the morning session.


Meet the Facilitator: Ben Alexander, Partner Alexander Consulting & Training, Inc

Ben has more than 25 years of relevant experience in HR, EEO and Organizational Development as they relate to organizational requirements for preventing harassment and discrimination while promoting inclusion and respect. He co-created the award winning video-based training series, Just Be F.A.I.R. and M.E.E.T. on Common Ground, which are currently used in diversity and inclusion initiatives by public and private sector organizations nationwide.  He also co-authored Preventing Sexual Harassment…Some Practical Answers, a training guide used by Federal agencies, private organizations and the military.

He has trained more than 250,000 participants in a wide-range of organizations and industries ranging from the boardrooms of Fortune 100 companies to construction crews on project sites.  He consistently receives high ratings and positive responses for presentations on sensitive and complex topics.