The topic of sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and unprofessional behavior has taken center stage in the media in recent months. Most governmental entities address, train, and regulate in this area, but we can do more to cultivate, promote, and maintain professional and safe working environments.
This 8 hour course is designed to help participants understand applicable law, identify and correct offending behaviors, appreciate how to effectively deal with complaints and those affected, and how to create and sustain professional and collegial working conditions.
Through the use of lecture, interactive discussion, and examination of actual and hypothetical situations, the instructor will guide participants toward a more thorough understanding of the impact of discriminatory behaviors and how to foster healthy and safe professional working environments.
Training topics will include:
- Overview of applicable sexual harassment laws and potential liability.
- Identifying abusive behavior and how to address it.
- How to conduct an honest assessment of institutional culture.
- Examining scenarios and solutions.
- Creating and enforcing effective policies.
- Ensuring reliable and effective reporting procedures.
- Maintaining integrity during the investigative process.
- Protecting the accused and the accuser.
- Guarding against retaliatory action.
- Developing practical and consistent mechanisms for fostering professionalism.
Lee Ann Freeman is a Florida attorney with more than 30 years of experience working with the law enforcement community. She earned two degrees from Florida State University, Tallahassee: a B.F.A. in 1978 and a J.D. in 1985. She is a former state prosecutor and a child welfare Legal Services attorney. For nearly 24 years, she served the Orlando Police Department as Police Legal Advisor, retiring in December 2014. Lee Ann is a state-certified law enforcement instructor with extensive training and experience. For more than 25 years, she has been a member of the Florida Association of Police Attorneys, has served as an officer and past-president of the organization. Lee Ann now serves as a part-time Legal Advisor for the University of Central Florida Police Department.
Sworn and non-sworn members of the criminal justice community, Human Resource personnel, all supervisors, etc.
Includes instruction, class materials, and certificate of completion
Cancellations and Substitutions:
- Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment of this course.
Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
- Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.
: CLAUDE A. PICHARD, Training Force USA