Webinar Details

The Ombuds Role in Sexual Harassment and Violence in the era of # MeToo

Gabrielle Kluck, Alicia Booker and Eric Mayo

Thursday, June 14, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT/ 12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT/ 9:00 - 10:30 AM PDT

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Webinar Description:

Consequences of sexual harassment and violence are immense for both the individual and the organization. Join the discussion on how ombuds can play a key role in effectively dealing with the issue and how you can make a difference! Gain an overview of definitions and policies surrounding sexual harassment and violence, as well as impactful interventions to educate and shift organizational culture. #MeToo has created an expectation that organizations will rapidly address the issues and indeed, leadership has an obligation to respond effectively. The time to help your organization create a proactive and accountable culture is now!


Learning Objectives:

  • What are the best practices for ombuds to deal with sexual harassment and violence in a one-on-one setting?
  • How can you as an ombuds provide input to create necessary systemic and even cultural change in your organization?
  • How can we as ombuds use our various skills and insights to make a difference for the affected persons, and for the organization?

About the Presenters:

Gabrielle Kluck Gabrielle Kluck, MScBA, is the ombudsman of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and director of the WFP Office for Ombudsman & Mediation Services which provides services to almost 17,000 employees who work in more than 85 countries to end hunger.
She previously served as the regional ombudsman for the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) for Peacekeeping Missions in the Sudan, Darfur, South Sudan, Abyei, and Burundi. Kluck worked for five different UN agencies in HR and General Management functions and started her career as a consultant in organisational change with a large multinational cooperation.

Alicia Booker Alicia Booker is the Associate Ombudsman for the University of Cincinnati and a PhD candidate at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Her dissertation and research focus on the study of conflict analysis in corporate and academic settings. Alicia has a passion for research and has earned a qualitative research graduate certificate at NSU as well. Her primary interest is how the organizational ombudsman can support diversity and inclusion. Alicia earned her Master of Arts in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University where she also received graduate certificates in conflict coaching, executive coaching, and advanced training on workplace collaboration in conflict management. She is an active International Ombudsman Association member and the American Bar Association. 


Eric Mayo Eric Mayo earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Government from the University of Texas, Austin and a MSW degree from the University of Houston. He did additional graduate work in France and Spain. Before coming to Chevron, Eric had a ten-year career in International Banking in Houston, covering Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean. He was the principal and CEO of Mayco Consultants in Houston for eight years, focusing on strategy, international business, marketing, and customer perception studies for oil and gas, financial, healthcare and legal industries. He joined Chevron in 1998 in Houston as an OD consultant, with a specialty in change management. Eric's been posted in Houston, San Ramon, CA. and London working in Human Resources for project and change management, consulting, leader development, and organization performance. He became an internal Ombudsman, helping employees resolve
workplace conflicts, in 2012.


Professional Development Hours

Participants will earn 1.5 PDHs upon completion of this webinar.

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