It's Time to Talk About Sexual Harm at Work: Leaders' Summit


Monday 14 June 2021




The Atrium, Wintec, Tristram Street, Hamilton

Organised by

Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support



Learn more about identifying, understanding and responding to sexual harm at work. This is for all leaders who want to make a difference!

Note: This is the new date and new venue (advised by the organiser). The planned March event was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support is sponsoring this day-long event that will be MC’d by Alison Mau (leader of the #metoo NZ Project, Investigative Journalist). Marama Davidson, the first ever Minister for Family and Sexual Violence, will open the summit.  Eleanor Butterworth will share insights from NZ Rugby’s Te Hurihanga prevention programme to change cultures and prevent harm. Employment lawyer and 2018 Wellingtonian of the Year, Steph Dyhrberg will talk about a new paradigm for complaints processes, drawing on her experiences tackling sexual harassment in the legal profession and managing complaints for the Rugby Union. Follow the links for information about other speakers. The event targets leaders, innovators, HR, management and change specialists who can rethink and reshape their company to identify sexual harm and respond differently to the way it handles sexual harm complaints. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution and we need organisations who are not afraid to confront this issue head on. Attendees will learn how to identify sexual harm, respond to complaints, how to support victims in the workplace, how to make the process fair and where to go for further advice.

Sexual harm has far-reaching consequences, impacting not only the people affected and their families, but also organisational reputation, productivity and culture. Background: Tautoko Mai supports all people and communities affected by sexual harm towards wellbeing through healing, education and prevention. It is a for-purpose, non-profit organisation, governed by a Board of Trustees. It employs counsellors, social workers, psychologists, nurses and doctors. All staff are highly skilled and have ongoing professional development. Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Service was established in 2010 by a group of doctors and nurses working in the area of sexual assault assessments, who were concerned about the lack of a service to co-ordinate care and support for clients and their families. The Trust provides care for many clients and whānau who would previously not have been able to access this support.

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