Interactive presentations

Conversations make more sense than lectures.

Fewer people doze off. Before coming out to start that, we'll need some background. Who are we talking to? How much do they already know about sexual harassment? Do they recognize it outside of work? Quid pro quo, for example, is something we all do. If this, then that. Anyone who has raised a child (or been raised with some behavior modification) knows that we all have our price. No matter one's gender identification, at heart, we're all people. Most of us know when we're a part of the problem.

Let's talk about expectations, sensitivity, and when necessary, confrontations.

We design every presentation with each audience in mind. If it doesn't speak the language of the venue, it won't be well-received. The idea that men are on the defensive, that women are a threat, has to be talked about. It is the elephant in the room. Gender, power, these are dynamics that affect each and every one of us, and half the time, it is all unconscious. Relationship-wise makes it conscious, makes people wiser.

What works?

We're finding, not surprisingly, that what we learned in professional school, the gems from our professions, social work, law, medicine and psychology, get to the root of what is really going on, and that we know how to effect change. Proprietary knowledge, our work outside of corporate, can inform corporate, etch in new cultural norms. "Me, Too" stories are teaching stories, but they don't have to come from the group, shouldn't. Everyone in the room has to feel emotionally safe, above all.