The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Arlene Vernon as program speaker at the Thursday, June 7, meeting. Vernon is a human resource strategist with over 30 years of experience as a consultant and trusted resource for a diverse group of small and medium-sized organizations. In her talk, she will explore how the #metoo movement impacts us as organizational leaders and what, if anything, we’re doing about it. Do you know whether this public discussion has affected your workplace culture? What are your employees saying privately and publicly to each other and to management? Are your employees feeling more empowered or are they now more paranoid? Nothing about this issue is simple; neither is taking a leadership stance to create a positive, open, harassment-free, discrimination-free, bullying-free culture focused on achieving our organizations’ objectives. 
 

The harassment awareness pendulum is in full swing in the media. Program speaker Arlene Vernon will explore how this news impacts us as organizational leaders and what, if anything, we’re doing about it. Do you know whether this public discussion has affected your workplace culture? What are your employees saying privately and publicly to each other and to management? Are your employees feeling more empowered or are they now more paranoid? Nothing about this issue is simple; neither is taking a leadership stance to create a positive, open, harassment-free, discrimination-free, bullying-free culture focused on achieving our organizations’ objectives.  

Arlene Vernon is a human resource strategist with over 30 years of experience as a consultant and trusted resource for a diverse group of small and medium-sized organizations. Having worked with over 500 for-profit and nonprofit organizations since starting her firm HRx in 1992, she partners with leaders to develop and implement do-able strategies to address the short-term challenges and long-term success of your organization. With an MBA and a Master of Education in counseling, as well as a Professional of Human Resources certification, Arlene is both a studied and practiced authority in human resources and human relations. She offers practical, real solutions through her consulting, advising, and training.

The Rotary Club of Edina meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Edina Country Club. All are welcome. Cost for lunch and the program is $20 for adults, $12 for kids. Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted.

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