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Evidence Based Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies and Practices

February 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST

Summary of the session: 

This interactive session will address how HR professionals can help their organizations effectively management the risks associated with sexual harassment. The presenter, a lawyer and researcher with expertise in sexual harassment prevention, will:

  • Identify and discuss key legal issues and evidence-based best practices.
  • Facilitate a discussion that will allow members to share their experience-based knowledge.
  • Answer members’ specific questions regarding sexual harassment law, or effective prevention policies and practices. 

Primary learning objective:

This session will develop your ability to contribute to the effective management of the risks associated with sexual harassment by identifying and discussing key legal issues and evidence-based best practices.


Mark Roehling is a Professor in the School of Human Resource and Labor Relations, Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the Broad School of Management, Michigan State University, and his law degree from the University of Michigan.

He also has practical experience as an HRM professional, and as a practicing attorney. Mark teaches graduate courses addressing employment law for HRM professionals and talent management.

His work has appeared in leading academic journals (e.g., Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Harvard Business Review, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics) and the popular press (e.g., The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Psychology Today, CBS News, National Public Radio, BBC News).

He recently published the first comprehensive review of research investigating the effectiveness of sexual training:  Roehling, M.V. & Huang, J. (2018). Sexual harassment training effectiveness: An interdisciplinary review and call for research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 39(2), 134-150.

Mark is the former Executive Editor for Human Resource Management, and is currently on the editorial review boards for the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, International Journal of Conflict Management, and Human Resource Management.


Mark V. Roehling, Ph.D., JD


February 13
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
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