Over the course of summer 2019, the SRE Coalition will be hosting a series of webinars featuring expert presenters on how to build safer, more equitable, and more respectful Jewish workplaces. The webinars will provide tactical guidance for implementing the SRE Standards and cover topics such as pay equity and Jewish values in SRE. We hope you will join us for these sessions!
Resources from past webinars are also available at the bottom of this page.
Facing the Grey Areas: The Ethics of Speaking Up in Judaism
June 27, 1-2pm ET / 10-11am PT
The ethical standards of Jewish tradition call upon each of us to work towards a more just and equitable world. Come explore the Jewish values that underpin this work with Dr. Elana Stein Hain of the Shalom Hartman Institute and Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, as we grapple with some of the more complex, grey-area situations that often cause people to remain quiet. When to speak up, and how? What do you do when you’re not sure? This conversation, informed by Jewish content, will offer a framework to help you lead ethically around these issues.
Policies & Guidelines
July 18, 2:30-3:30pm ET / 11:30am-12:30pm PT
It is essential that organizations set expectations for interpersonal conduct in the workplace. To be successful, policies of this sort must be realistic, enforceable, and without unintended consequences. In this session experts Fran Sepler and Sharon Masling will discuss the policies essential to organizational respect and safety as well as policy areas to approach with care.
July 30, 2-3pm ET / 11am-12pm PT
Pay equity is a key part of building a Jewish community where all members feel respected and valued. Come learn with Rabbi Mary Zamore of the Women’s Rabbinic Network and Mordy Walfish of Leading Edge. In this session we will explore trends in pay equity from a secular point of view, the Jewish values case for pay equity and the current state of pay equity in the Jewish community. Mary and Mordy will help participants understand how to move your organization towards equitable pay while navigating any road bumps along the way.
Reporting & Response
August 6, 2-3pm ET / 11am-12pm PT
Speaker: Rahel Bayar
Even in safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces, it is important to be prepared for any instances of sexual misconduct that occur. Join expert investigator Rahel Bayar of T&M Protection Resources to learn about reporting and response best practices for sexual misconduct cases, including what kinds of reporting systems and policies your organization should have in place, how to respond to a disclosure of sexual misconduct, and best practices (and missteps to avoid) in investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct.
Education & Training
August 21, 1-2pm ET / 10-11am PT
Speaker: Fran Sepler
Education and training are key pieces of building a safe, respectful, and equitable working environment. Join expert Fran Sepler to learn about the various types of training recommended for your many groups of stakeholders, and hear from two organizations who have brought in expert trainers about what they learned from those experiences.
SRE’s Standards for Creating Safe Respectful, and Equitable Workplaces
Slides available for download here.
In this webinar, experts Sharon Masling and Guila Benchimol:
- Share the origins of SRE’s Standards;
- Define discrimination and harassment;
- Overview what implementation of each of the four Standards would involve;
- Share best practices for those who wish to go above and beyond the scope of the Standards.
Executive Responsibilities in Creating a Respectful, Safe, and Productive Workplace
Slides available for download here.
In order to ensure that our institutions are respectful, safe and productive, organizations must do more than issue a policy and provide leadership training. Executives must set the tone, every day, for the organization’s culture. Learn more about how they can do so in this session with Jonathan Segal and Natalie Hrubos, attorneys with Duane Morris LLP.