Moving Beyond Nuts and Bolts with Harassment and Toxic Workplace Prevention

Moving Beyond Nuts and Bolts with Harassment and Toxic Workplace Prevention

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Operations

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 15 12:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 15 12:50 PM (Eastern)

Nearly three years after #MeToo, we’re still learning about new sexual harassment and #MeToo stories. In the heat of the 2020 campaign, toxic workplaces are still compromising the work of political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, and other progressive groups. Most organizations now have a policy in place, but are they effective? Is the reporting mechanism effective? What kind of training is needed? What are the consequences for violating the policy? While more employers are finally starting to do something about their workplace climate, how do you ensure those strategies will work? Here’s how to dig deeper and move beyond the bare minimum to do a workplace prevention campaign right.


Paula Brantner


Paula as the president and principal of PB Works Solutions builds harassment and toxic workplace prevention systems that reflect your values and transform your culture. She works with nonprofits, small businesses, unions and political organizations on training, reporting and policy development to ensure objective reporting and a harassment-free environment. As the National Harassment Grievance Officer for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), she is building a nationwide harassment reporting and grievance program that is the first of its kind for a national political organization. Paula recently wrapped up 18 years (including eight as executive director) with Workplace Fairness, a legal nonprofit that educates workers about their legal rights in the workplace, primarily through the award-winning website An employment lawyer for over 25 years, Paula has degrees from UC-Hastings College of the Law and Michigan State University’s James Madison College. She volunteers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, travels around the world to see pandas, and can’t wait for NN’s karaoke night and the Chairman’s Pub Quiz.

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