Preventing Harassment in the Workplace


Course description

Harassment is still pervasive in many workplaces—despite the fact that nearly every organization has an anti-harassment policy in place and offers related training. How can HR leaders—and leaders in general—proactively create safe and healthy workplaces? What are the standards required? In this course, Catherine Mattice Zundel explains how to approach this critical topic so that real, positive change can occur at your organization. Catherine dives into the realities of harassment, defining what it actually is and why many targets choose not to report it. Discover how to help prevent harassment by placing a greater focus on culture in conjunction with policy and training. In addition, learn tips that can help you talk openly about behaviors so that you don’t cross boundaries.


Catherine Mattice is a professional consultant and trainer who helps build positive corporate cultures.

Her firm, Civility Partners, offers consulting and training in the areas of internal communication processes, conflict resolution, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, diversity, intercultural communication, hostile work environments, and interpersonal communication skills.

Civility Partners has had the pleasure of working with such clients as the third largest energy company in the world, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, and a variety of universities, hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses in a variety of industries.

Catherine has presented her research and training programs both nationally and internationally. She has also made several appearances on news stations around the country, including FOX, NBC, and ABC, and she has been cited in such media outlets as MSNBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, and USA Today. She is coauthor of the book BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, which business guru Ken Blanchard called “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” Catherine has also written articles for a wide variety of industry trade magazines, covering HR, leadership, safety, personal development, employee assistance, and more.

Catherine is past-president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Training & Development, now called the Association for Talent Development, and an adjunct professor at National University and Southwestern College. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from San Diego State University.

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