Making Sense of #MeToo at Work

Offered by Patti Perez, Emtrain VP of Workplace Strategy

Webinar Overview

Sexual harassment has become an ever-present issue. While the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have shed light on just how prevalent this problem is in corporate America, it has also left many unanswered questions, not the least of which is “what do we do now?”

Join harassment-prevention expert Patti Perez of Emtrain for an informative, practical and interactive session where she will address ways that we can all work together to cure our workplaces of the disease of sexual harassment.

In this presentation, Patti will use her trademark style of combining her professional background - legal expertise, her experience conducting in excess of 1,200 workplace investigations and training tens of thousands of professionals – along with storytelling, sharing of research data and use of practical, easy-to-implement solutions. In addition to the discussion, you will also leave the session armed with helpful takeaways, including guidelines, links, summaries and samples that will make implementation of a solution that much easier.


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The recording will cover:

  • The root causes of workplace sexual harassment
  • Data and research regarding reporting and resolution of complaints
  • The difference between unlawful Harassment and harassment in the workplace (and why that difference is significant)
  • Practical steps to move forward

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Meet Patti Perez

Workplace & Harassment Expert

Patti Perez is on a mission to transform workplace culture. She combines her experience as a licensed California attorney, a professionally-certified HR executive, a specialist in the prevention and resolution of workplace drama, an expert witness in state and federal court, a state regulator and as an entrepreneur to create a revolutionary shift in the way we communicate and make decisions at work.

Patti serves as VP of Workplace Strategy for Emtrain to help us in our mission to create healthier workplace cultures. This role helps her to leverage technology solutions to deliver engaging, informative and pragmatic content and also allows her to provide thought leadership on workplace training issues.

Experience and Education
After working as an employment litigator:

  • She worked internationally on a judicial education project in Mexico and served as an HR executive.
  • In 2001, she founded Puente Consulting and made a significant professional pivot – moving into the role of workplace crisis manager. It was during this time that her clients dubbed her “the Workplace Wolf” (with a nod to the movie Pulp Fiction).
  • In 2015, Ogletree Deakins, an international employment law firm, acquired Puente and she worked as a shareholder at the firm’s San Diego office.
  • Two governors selected her to serve on two statewide regulatory entities – the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (2008-2011) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (2013-2016).
  • A native Spanish speaker, she has not only worked in nearly all 50 states, she has also worked in Mexico, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Chile and Peru.
  • A proud double-Bruin, she has a BA in English Literature from UCLA (1989), and a JD from the UCLA School of Law (1992).

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Important Certification Notes: *This webinar has been approved by HRCI for 1 (one) general RCH credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This webinar has been certified for 1 hour of continuing education for California MCLE as requested

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