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Respectful Workplace Training

This respectful workplace online training will cover current topics such as #metoo and welcoming diversity beyond legal compliance training by focusing on training bystanders to become allies. Help create a zero-tolerance workplace.

Key Program Information
Next Session May 25, 2022
UW-Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Room TBD
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Creating respect in the workplace

When employees feel respected in the workplace, everyone wins. Even though the #MeToo movement has prompted vital conversations on sexual harassment, toxic work environments are more commonly created by reoccurring slights to employees.

In this respectful workplace training, you will be treated as a potential “ally” versus being confined to the roles of “victim” or “harasser”. By focusing on training bystanders to become allies, this approach draws attention to the fact that we’re all impacted by bullying, incivility, microaggressions, and other misconduct in and out of the workplace. Learn how to create a respectful workplace that welcomes diversity beyond legal compliance training.

Topics you will discuss:

  • How to identify what incivility, microaggressions, and other misconduct might look like.
  • How to support to coworkers who experience misconduct.
  • How to create an atmosphere of zero tolerance.
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Who should attend

Professionals wanting to create a respectful work environment.


  • Patti See, Academic Skills Center

    Patti See’s work has appeared in Salon Magazine, Women’s Studies Quarterly, The Wisconsin Academy Review, The Southwest Review, HipMama, Inside HigherEd, as well as many other magazines and anthologies.  She is the co-editor  (with Bruce Taylor) of Higher Learning: Reading and Writing About College, 3rd edition and a poetry collection, Love’s Bluff. Her award-winning blog “Our Long Goodbye:  One Family’s Experiences with Alzheimer’s” has been read in over 100 countries.  She writes a monthly column for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Sawdust Stories for which was awarded first place in the 2019 Wisconsin Newspaper Association's Annual Better Newspaper Contest, weekly division (for a piece on why she reveres her septic guy). She was a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio. Her essay collection, “Here on Lake Hallie: In Praise of Barflies, Fix-It Guys, and Other Folks from Our Hometown,” is forthcoming from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press in spring of 2022.

    This Chippewa Falls native lives in Lake Hallie with her husband, the writer Bruce Taylor. 

  • Headshot of Scott Lester

    Scott W. Lester is a Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He teaches in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and leadership. Scott facilitates multiple workshops in the Supervisory Management Series for UWEC Continuing Education and has years of private sector management training and leadership development experience. His current research interests include mentoring, dyadic trust, managing a multi-generational workforce, and work-life balance. Scott has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research has appeared in a variety of well-respected journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Scott has been on faculty at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for over 20 years and has received numerous honors including the UW–Eau Claire Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2010, the Chuck Tomkovick Management and Marketing Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, the UW-Eau Claire College of Business Coaching Award in 2016, and the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Service Learning as a Faculty Mentor Award in 2018.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 0.65 Continuing Education Units ( 6.5 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

Registration for this program is not currently open. Registration will open on September 20, 2021.


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Additional Information

A limited number of remote seats are available for this program. Remote attendees will participate via Zoom.


Standard fee:

Fee includes instruction, materials, refreshments, and lunch.