Webinar series: Understanding, Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment on Rivers

The A-DASH Collaborative invites river professionals (guides, outfitters, owners, rangers, managers, and others) to its seven-part webinar series designed to help them understand, prevent and address sexual harassment on rivers. The series is designed for both management and team members at any point in the process of addressing sexual harassment and equity in our river offices.


Presenters and facilitators include Myra Strand (Strand Squared Solutions), Jim Miller and Gina McClard (Respect Outside), Emily Ambrose (Engage Coaching and Consulting), Steven Foy (Nantahala Outdoors Center), Alex Thevenin (Arizona Raft Adventures), and Risa Shimoda (River Management Society). The schedule is as follows:

  • May 16: Blurred Lines: Discrimination, Harassment and, Assault
  • June 5: Building A Culture Of Belonging Through Your Policies and Procedures
  • July 6: Just Checkin’ In: Feedback as an Essential Skill in the Outdoors
  • Aug. 10: Should we be counting the complaints? 
  • Sep. 6: Who is gonna take me down this river!?! An investigation of how people develop the idea of who their raft guide will be
  • Oct. 5: Inclusion & Equity in the Workplace - Where Do We Start?
  • Nov. 8: Men as Active Allied Partners In The Workplace

This year’s series is provided free of charge, but registration is required. Learn more and register on the A-DASH website: https://www.a-dashcollaborative.org/event, share the flyer (PDF and PNG), and register here.

About the A-DASH Collaborative

We are river and training professionals collaboratively inspiring and supporting organizations to eliminate workplace discrimination and harassment through policy assessment, training and organizational change. Our name A-DASH (Anti-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment) reflects the group’s focus on a behavior and culture commonly accepted and tolerated in many organizations. This focus does not diminish the importance of the larger or other equity issues, but instead seeks to create a fine point on this area as part of a portfolio of tools and methods available to organization leaders.

The A-DASH Collaborative knows rivers, for we work on them for those who work on them. We are educators, trainers, business owners and non-profit leaders. Our Collaborative includes representatives from River Management Society, National Park Service, Arizona Raft Adventures, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Engage Coaching and Consulting, Strand Squared Solutions. and Respect Outside.

Published April 26, 2023

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