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Defeating Abuse of Power

Protect Against Workplace Bullying and Sexual Misconduct

In this social climate, it is critical that we educate ourselves on the ways in which people throughout our organizations can abuse their power for personal gain at the expense of colleagues and the organization itself. Abuses vary from coercing colleagues to misrepresent business metrics, to shaming or demoting those who question decisions, to sexual harassment in its many forms.

The consequences of such abuses in the workplace can be devastating. A toxic culture leads to high turnover, loss of trust, loss of productivity when reeling from the emotional impacts, destruction of reputations, careers and families. Then there's potential jail time or personal fines for the abusive leader and complicit parties which result in brand/public relations nightmares and a drop in company valuations. 

With Defeating Abuse of Power, Stephanie shares her personal experience, academic research, and original models to illuminate areas of liability, shame, and blame. You'll learn how you can protect yourself, your colleagues, and your organization from covert ways that abuse of power happens in the workplace.

TARGET AUDIENCES

  • Corporation boards and Founders seeking to not hire predatory CEOs

  • Executive leaders (and leaders climbing the ladder) concerned about a range of issues from misconduct of peers to potential false accusations

  • Champions of Conduct and Culture (Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Finance) looking to profile predatory leaders and put systems in place to minimize their damage and protect vulnerable employees

Offerings & Formats

30 minute basic overview – FREE to professional associations of business leaders or champions of conduct and culture

2 hour Interactive Introductory Training (includes recommendations and best practices) – $2,750 for up to 20 participants (Reduced to $2,500 for single entity booking and paying for 4 or more groups)

Full Day Program – $4,750 for up to 20 participants (Reduced to $4,500 for single entity booking and paying for 4 or more groups)

  • Defeating Abuse of Power: 2 hour Interactive Introductory Training (includes recommendations and best practices)

  • Black and White the Gray: 2 hour Workshop

    • Explore current areas of tension, curiosity and risk

    • Group discussion and decisions on what’s ok and not ok

  • Implementation: 2 hour action planning on next steps for change at individual, group and organizational level

Scandal Recovery Program hourly rate $395 - Removing the toxic leader is necessary but insufficient to rebuild trust and foster a productive work environment

  • Reclaim the aspects of the brand and culture that are healthy and inspiring

  • Own and dismantle the practices and processes that created, promoted or allowed the bad behavior

  • Replace those with new practices aligned with the organizational values

  • Grow employees’ skills in courageous conversations for both alerting appropriate others about concerning behavior and reacting productively when being alerted of concerning behavior

Audit (risk assessment and recommendations) – hourly rate $395 - This is conducted in collaboration with a Certified Fraud Examiner with 20 years of experience conducting workplace investigations

 

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