We are all so proud of our employee owners and how engaged they can be. But sometimes, there are things that can only be handled at the top. Our new Chief Executive Series is designed for those in our most important leadership roles and creates a forum where you can build a network of peers to consult well into the future.

High Level Learning With Your Peers

With 11 sessions and round tables for Chief Executives only, you will have the chance to learn from national experts about major hot topics such as trade wars and tariffs, capturing enterprise value through external affairs, and corporate citizenship. 

Our general session Keynote Speakers have also all agreed to conduct a private, hour long sessionas part of this series where you can further discuss their areas of expertise directly and how their expertise can be applied to employee owned companies. 

And don’t forget about the new Executive Lounge and Business center, where you can network throughout the conference and have a safe harbor to get away from the distractions.

Best of all, this new experience is entirely flexible and customizable – come to one and then go to other sessions as you wish...or attend them all and skip the rest of the conference. You’re the boss. No additional fees and no reservations are needed - just your name badge will be all that is necessary to take your seat at the table.

Please Note: The Chief Executive Series is for CEOs and Presidents of ESOP Companies only and is included in the price of registration. If you are interested, please let us know by answering the question during registration. 

Nov. 15, 1:30 - 2:30 PM—#MeToo: Why We Fail at Hearing Survivors—and How Not To

Sep 19, 2019, 10:35 AM
Facilitator Name : Katharine Manning
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The #MeToo movement spurred millions of survivors to share their stories of trauma and abuse. What it didn’t do, unfortunately, was teach us as a society to hear those stories in a respectful, healing way. We are often called to interact with those in trauma: an employee who is a victim of revenge porn, a co-worker who has a terminal illness, a client whose data has been stolen. Without the skills or preparation to handle that discussion effectively, we can botch the interaction, doing further harm to those in trauma and possibly putting our organizations at risk. This session teaches business leaders five things to do that will avoid making things worse, hopefully make them better, and keep organization out of trouble. This helps us all—survivors and listeners alike.
For 15 years, Katharine Manning advised the U.S. Department of Justice on its most challenging victim issues in cases ranging from terrorism to large-scale financial fraud to child exploitation. Now, Kate uses her expertise to help government, educational, and corporate institutions prepare for and respond to the challenges they face involving employees and members of the public who may be in trauma, from claims of sexual harassment or assault to large-scale impacts like data theft and workplace violence.

A member of the California bar, Kate also served as an attorney with the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop in San Francisco, where she represented Fortune 500 companies in class actions, insurance, and media cases. She is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Katharine Manning, CEO Sessions Keynote Speaker at Employee Owned 2019