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HRMAC webinars are designed to keep you and your team current on a myriad of HR issues and are complimentary to HRMAC members. Learn from your office or assemble your team in the conference room for a "lunch and learn" program. Can't make the live session? HRMAC members receive complimentary access to the recordings as well. Not a HRMAC member? Recordings are available for purchase!

New Webinar Recording

Don't Feed the Trolls: Trolling and Online Harassment in Times of COVID-19

Speakers: Heather Imrie, M. ED., Director of Program Development and Efficacy, Catharsis Productions; Gail Stern, Ph.D Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Catharsis Productions

Online trolling and harassment are not new to our society but in these stressful times more prevalent in our lives than ever. With the stress of being at home, worried about health, friends and family and employment social media is an outlet for boredom, comfort, connection, fear and even anger. But beyond the adage "don't feed the trolls" what is the most effective way to deal with bias speech and other harmful comments on our social media pages? This training will review research on trolling and other online harassment, what it is, why folks do it and what are the most effective ways to protect your pages and respond. 

During this webinar attendees will learn:

  • What trolling is and why people do it
  • Where the toxic messaging in many troll scripts comes from 
  • Best practices for responding to trolls
  • Best practices for policies regarding trolls on your pages
  • Examples of how to handle trolling on your pages

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About Heather 

Heather received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2008 and is currently working towards her PhD in Educational Psychology. She has created and presented sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, hate crime, systems of oppression, victim blaming and bystander intervention training to crisis centers, universities and military installations around the world. She is the creator of various anti-violence programs most notably Got Your Back/The Hook-Up. She is the co-creator of the Force of Awesome Institute, a program that incorporates active coaching and curriculum analysis for violence prevention educators. She has created and implemented anti-sexual violence & bystander intervention training for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Wisconsin and Ohio National Guards and various Colleges and Universities.

About Gail 

Dr. Gail Stern has over 20 years of experience in violence prevention education and advocacy. She is the co-owner and Chief Academic Officer of Catharsis Productions, and is the co-author and co-producer of the interactive, non-stranger rape prevention program Sex Signals, which is presented hundreds of times at universities and military installations each year. Dr. Stern served as a subject matter expert (SME), curriculum developer, and trainer for the U.S. Air Force-wide Bystander Intervention initiative; co-developed a 20-hour peer education program on sexual violence prevention for the USNA; and serves as an instructional leader in Catharsis Productions prevention initiative at Naval Station Great Lakes. Dr. Stern serves as a SME to the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S Marine Corps, U.S. National Guard, and is a highly sought-after speaker at national and regional sexual and domestic violence prevention conferences.

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Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, and scheduled as dates become available throughout the year! Please contact Andrew Haigh at ahaigh@hrmac.org or (312) 673-5442 to submit a proposal. 

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All HRMAC webinars are submitted for 1 credit hour toward aPHR/PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute and 1 professional development credit (PDC) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification. If approved, codes will be provided during the webinar.