Responding Effectively to Harassment in the Field Workshop

Date and Time: 
05/30/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 338 Natural Resources Building

Jo Latimore, Mobile Boat Wash Program, and Fisheries and Wildlife Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Debra Martinez, senior institutional equity investigator, MSU Office of Institutional Equity
  • Kelly Schweda, program coordinator, Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention, MSU Department of Student Life
  • Angela Michael, associate director, MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Services

In the course of our work -- whether that be at a boat launch, in a nature reserve, at an outreach fair, or at someone’s doorstep or office -- we may be exposed to inappropriate remarks or behavior from coworkers and members of the public. This training will equip us with information and tools for dealing with these situations and can facilitate open discussions between supervisors and field crews about harassment and discrimination.

This workshop will provide guidance on prevention, responding, and reporting of misconduct, harassment, and discrimination. In addition, it will provide training about strategies that can be taken by bystanders, and practical tips on dealing with unwanted harassment while remaining professional in any setting beyond MSU.

The trainers will also explain MSU policies regarding these issues.

Pizza will be provided.

Students, staff members, and faculty members are welcome!

Please RSVP to Jo Latimore ( or 517-432-1491) by May 25 so the organizers can get an accurate lunch count.