SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR AUGUST 2019 BUSINESS PARTNER
BEYOND “#ME TOO”
Our scheduled speaker this month, Sandra Brewer, had a family emergency and was unable to come up to Alaska. Our thoughts are with her and her family at this difficult time.
Please join ASHRM in thanking Melanie Osborne for stepping in at the last minute to do our August presentation!
Executive Vice President/General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer
Chugach Alaska Corporation
#metoo took the country by storm in late 2017. Since then movements have launched to specifically focus on ending sexual assault, harassment, and inequality in the workplace. There’s power in numbers and we’re in the midst of a cultural revolution. Changes to the workplace don’t need to be driven by legislation and case law (though there is plenty of that in the works). We can equip our employees to prevent harassment and foster equality through continued dialogue and reshaping the workplace culture. Melanie Osborne is going to lead us through a discussion of recent movements impacting the workforce and some suggested techniques to proactively avoid issues and to appropriately respond when issues do arise.
Melanie is an Executive Vice President at Chugach Alaska Corporation. She oversees the company’s administration, including legal, risk management, human resources, compliance and facilities. Melanie holds degrees in Psychology and Justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington Law School, with a concentration in dispute resolution. Following a superior court clerkship, Melanie has spent her career representing tribal organizations and Alaska Native Corporations both in-house and as outside counsel, with a primary focus on employment law and human resources. In each of these capacities Melanie’s seen her fair share of bad behavior including sexual harassment and discrimination. She’s passionate about equality and fair treatment both inside and outside the workplace, and has served the local community through organizations like Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, Covenant House Alaska, Fair and Impartial Courts Committee, and the Alaska Native Law section of the Bar. Melanie received the Alaska Journal of Commerce Top 40 under Forty award in 2009.
This program is pre-approved for 1 SHRM PDC & HRCI General Credit