For those of you who want to bring this very special workshop to the men in your company contact us to schedule one.
This is the Men's version of WMF®
Men all over the world have taken this workshop and have been surprised by the results.
$40,000 for up to 14 men
We strongly recommend this workshop be done in locations and companies where WMF® has been held.
If you only continue to train women but do not also re-train men you just make women more frustrated.
17 Women Moving Forward® Graduates from all over the world came
together and supplied over 3000 items to the 400 Detainees & their children at the Immigration Detention Center in Bakersfield, California.
One of the 3 Social Workers there let us know what was needed.
We sent books on trauma, bibles, prayer cards, art supplies, toys and puzzles for them.
We have given new life to the Social Workers and to the detainees and
I am so proud of our graduates!
There is always more to do so if you would like to help contact Susan
for more information.
Graduate Feedback: Immigration
Hello Susan (and John).....I always read your newsletter even though I have been "retired" for nearly 20 years, now. Your teachings during my working days have had a positive impact on me as a mother, wife, leader and citizen. I think of both of you often and just had to send a note re my thoughts on immigrants and immigration (Your editorial was great, in my opinion, and so very personal....thanks for sharing your family's personal journey to the US).
Very few US citizens are 100% American Indian, so the vast majority of us are immigrants, to one extent or another. That's why I cannot understand or even, sometimes, believe what I am hearing! The extreme, negative rhetoric I hear and read every day.regarding immigration and immigrants is so personally distressing to me and so inaccurate, in my opinion, that I just do not understand why more citizens have not spoken out. Thanks for speaking out in your editorial.
The King has NO clothes! The King is NOT truthful! The King has ulterior motives that are not aligned with old fashioned US values!!
With the current US population in negative growth, as many other developed nations are, where are our future citizens going to come from, if not immigration? The birth rate across all of our US melting pot is DOWN significantly in that we are not even replacing our current numbers for the future.
As a nation, we are now creating the future where our sons and daughters and their sons and daughters, will live, work, and either flourish or fade. I sincerely pray that sanity, empathy, reason and old FASHION, US Values return to our government's collective leaders and that those future generations flourish....if sanity, empathy, reason and those old fashion US values do not return soon, the US, as we know it today (or maybe I should say: the way we knew it 18 months ago), will fade intooblivion like so many other societies have faded and essentially, disappeared, in the past.
The many successes and liberties the US has achieved for its people over the past 2 1/2 centuries, may very well fade into the past and become a very small footnote in history that few will read. I fear for our policies and choices in many areas and at many levels that are being made now. The next few years, given what seems to have become the norm within our leadership, is extremely scary to me..
Thinking of you often,
ˌbet ˈnwär,ˌbāt ˈnwär/
noun, French for
a person or thing that one particularly dislikes or that one blames for one's own problems
As a Social Worker I have been the
bête noire for many clients. Sometimes you are called upon to do so in a professional capacity.
As CEO of SVVCI® I have also been put in that position many
times by some of you and by your companies. It is never
a comfortable position especially when people are calling
you names, openly trying to ruin your reputation,dismissing
you and what you bring to the table or trying to pick a fight with you.
I endured it for the "greater good"and because I knew it was
time limited until an issue or person could be resolved.
We made great headway using bête noireas a way to change a culture.
You take on the role because someone or some company isn't taking responsibility for something for which it is clearly responsible. Like some of your companies who wanted to blame me for the sexual harassment in their company or like some of you using me as a way to get your way with your company.
You see, you cannot be the bête noire unless someone, or a company, has abdicated their responsibility.
I know some of you have played that role yourselves.
So as I approach our 40th anniversary as a company I have made some decisions, "Moving Forward".........
I am no longer available to be a bête noire, scapegoat for you or for your company. I am sure you will find many other consultants willing to play that role (not as effectively as I did I'll bet) if you offer them enough money.
That said if you are responsible for your life and/or your company is responsible for it's actions I'm happy to support you and them! If you present yourself to us as willing to take responsibility for your life or your company's foibles we will continue to work with you. We no longer have time for those of you unwilling to take 100% responsibility.
You need to think about how you have done this in your work and your personal life and make some choices about playing this role moving forward.
Let me know what you think..............................
Steps to Take to Address Workplace Violence
MS. Magazine had a great article last week on what women's groups in the US and elsewhere can do to significantly change what happens for women and men in the workplace:
1. Cover all workers whether they are temps or contractors. They all should be covered by company policies regarding sexual harassment and assault.
2. Change the Legal Standard for proving Sexual Harassment In 1985 the US Supreme Court ruled that sexually harassing Behavior must be "severe or pervasive."
3. Remove Caps on punitive and compensatory damages. If we've learned anything it's when their $ is at risk they make changes needed.
4. Extend the time to file a complaint. In the US you must file within 180-300 Days. For most women, we're not even ready to deal with this rationally for years after it happens to you.
5. Make Employers responsible for harassment by any supervisor. Companies should be responsible for all harassment done by their employees. They hired these people and pay them!
6. Hold Harassers PERSONALLY liable. If we could freeze personal assets of the harasser that would change the paradigm!
7. End mandatory arbitration and collective-action waivers and clauses. Most of you signed a document, when you were hired, forcing you into arbitration so you are now blocked from going to court.
8. End pre-dispute nondisclosure requirements. This is another way your company tries to silence you; by requiring you to sign off on nondisclosure agreements BEFORE you even begin your first day on the job.
9. Increase accountability and transparency. Businesses and governments should be required to disclose harassment settlements to the public. Senator Warren and Representative Maloney and Rosen have introduced The Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act.
If we work toward all or even one of these in our own companies, States & Countries we can get this done!
What do you think...........
Women's Leadership Retreat® New Edition!!!
November 6-8, 2019 Four Seasons Hotel & Spa Westlake Village, CA. $4950
So many of you have complained that you will not ever
be able to attend a WLR® since it is always full
by the end of Day 1 of the prior year.
WE HAVE HEARD YOU!!!!
Now you can attend!!!! If you have taken WMF® and
Advanced WMF® and you are director level or above
you are now eligible for:
The NEW EDITION WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP RETREAT® Nov. 6-8, 2019
We already have 5 women registered so there are Only 7
spaces left! To register Contact Susan ASAP to have a conversation!
40 Years Ago
Susan leading the first Women Moving Forward®
SVVCI® 40th Anniversary Summit
Friday August 16, 2019!!
Keep watching the newsletter for how we plan to mark the occasion. We know for sure that we will be collecting your stories about your "MOVING FORWARD." So if you would like to contribute one please send it to us at our E-mail address: email@example.com I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Couple's Course January 25-27, 2019
3 couple's already registered. Only 3 more spaces available!