February 2017 Professional Development Meeting

February 21, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Courtyard by Marriott Resort
3435 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

PRESENTATION TITLE: Respect in the Workplace

TOPIC: Diversity and Harassment Awareness Training

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: (a) importance of diversity and harassment awareness training; it's the "right" thing to do (moral and ethical reasons) and it's the "smart" thing to do (legal and financial considerations), (b) alternative, "outside the box" training methods and (c) significance of empathy in training.

SYNOPSIS: Geoffrey Scheer, Managing Director of the training firm Access Communications, will provide a "Respect in the Workplace" training program in sexual harassment awareness and diversity. Geoffrey will invite members of the audience (or use predetermined Board Members) to perform brief scenes with him depicting situations of discrimination and harassment. The audience will then be invited to suggest ways the various situations can best be handled, then alternative behaviors will be demonstrated and evaluated. Each scenario is followed by guided audience discussion to underscore the lessons learned and offer insight into alternative methods of employee training. The program is presented with drama, humor and good taste to keep the audience engaged and focused throughout the presentation.

BIO OF PRESENTER: Geoffrey Scheer began his training career with Access Communications in 2004, playing the role of "George" in training seminars conducted across the country for such clients as AIG, HSBC, Merrill Lynch and many others. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Geoffrey enjoyed a successful career in the performing arts as an actor, director, playwright and producer. He was co-founder of the theater company Write Club NYC and Company Manager for The Water Coolers, an award winning comedy troupe that specializes in providing customized entertainment for large-scale corporate events. As a playwright, Geoffrey's works have been published by Samuel French, reviewed in the New York Times and performed in theaters and colleges across the country.



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$25.00 Members

$30.00 Guest

$20.00 Student