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Webinar: Workplace Sexual Harassment: Strategies for Prevention and Response

August 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm CDT


With each passing day, new media firestorms are emerging about incidents of sexual harassment, often involving powerful men preying on the women who work for them. Do you have sexual harasser prowling around your office? Chances are you do. Although sexual harassment has been around for over fifty years, recently more and more women have been coming out with their stories and commencing lawsuits about harassment they have experienced in the workplace that has often been ignored, hidden or buried.

Though the highest-profile cases have taken place outside of the meeting industry, we wondered: How about business events? Is this too an industry in which people who have been harassed have kept quiet for years, or spoken out only to go unheard? In late November, we put together a short online poll and kept it up for a week to test the waters. The results were telling. Of the 100 event professionals who responded, 80 percent said that they had experienced some form of on-the-job sexual harassment.


Join this webinar to hear how you can help to create an inclusive workplace, one built on mutual respect among leaders and the teams they manage. At the end this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Determine your legal obligations under the law to prevent harassment in your workplace
  • Explore the mistakes employers have made with harassment that have cost them “big time”
  • Respond properly to allegations of sexual and unlawful harassment in the workplace
  • Understanding your obligations regarding confidentiality
  • Develop the process to properly investigate sexual and unlawful harassment complaints to protect your organization


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Presenter: VeShannah Lovelace
My name is VeShannah Lovelace and I am originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. In August 2016 I retired from the United States Army where I served for 20 years, first as a photographer/videographer and later as a public affairs specialist and journalist. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University and I just completed my Master’s degree in International Hospitality Management and Tourism from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. My current goal is to pursue a career in Event Planning/Management, in Nashville, Tennessee.


Presenter: Tracy Murray
With more than 20 years of experience in sales and hospitality, Tracy Murray is a true industry veteran. She began her career with the Xerox Corporation and after 5 years, made the move to hospitality. Tracy has since worked for Hyatt Hotels, HPN Global, Radisson Blu, Wyndham Hotels and Hilton Hotels. During her hospitality tenure, she has booked more than $22 million in guestroom revenue, thus securing her spot as one of our industry’s best.

Based upon her own personal experiences, Tracy has stepped forward to become a vocal advocate for creating awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. She was a featured speaker in January of this year during Convening Leaders in Nashville on the topic of Sexual Harassment in the Events Industry. Most recently, Tracy was asked to be the guest speaker at the Rocky Mountain PCMA’s Educational Conference. Tracy’s hope is to continue to speak on the topic, create awareness and empower those who afraid to speak up.

Tracy currently resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and 6 children.


August 8, 2018
1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
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