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  • November 9, 2021
    New policies considered to curb hate speech at county board meetings The county Board of Supervisors will consider a policy change Wednesday intended to curtail hate speech and inappropriate conduct during county meetings, following a contentious session last week in which some members of the public used racist and threatening language.
  • October 18, 2021
    Vaccines, Racial Justice, #MeToo: Workplace Bystander Training Is More Important Than Ever The past 18 months have brought us a global pandemic, a contentious presidential election, racial justice protests, anger about vaccine mandates and most recently, another powerful man guilty of sexual harassment. And now the Delta variant of Covid-19 has forced companies to change daily operations yet again. NCRC’s Ashley Virtue discusses how HR directors can navigate this seeming minefield and help employees work better together as they return to the office, navigate tough conversations, handle awkward situations and prevent harassment.
  • September 13, 2021
    The craft beer industry confronts its demons The craft beer community reunited in Denver this weekend for the first time since before the pandemic to confront its demons. What they're saying: In the opening address, Bob Pease, CEO of the Boulder-based Brewers Association, the industry's leading trade group, called for an "awakening."
  • August 26, 2021
    NCRC Interview with KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO Los Angeles We may not all agree on the best way to get our children back to school, but as Ashley Virtue explains to us, there are ways for navigating difficult conversations around vaccines, masks, and boundaries.
  • July 18, 2021
    Unease As Mask Guidance Changes NCRC's Ashley Virtue is quoted in this front-page article about the Bay Area's recent shift to advising indoor protection.
  • June 18, 2021
    How to Have Courageous Conversations at Work After a surreal pandemic year spent apart, how do we approach face-to-face dialogue about divisive issues? Ashley Virtue, NCRC's Director of External Relations, makes the case for having courageous conversations at work.
  • June 17, 2021
    Curious About Bystander Intervention Training? Here's What You Need to Know Ashley Virtue explains how NCRC's Bystander Challenge training equips people who witness red-flag behavior to safely intervene and stop harassment before it stops.
  • June 15, 2021
    NCRC's Anti-harassment Training Featured in Los Angeles Business Journal The Bystander Challenge, NCRC's signature anti-harassment training, is featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal.
  • June 11, 2021
    USA Today Features NCRC and UC San Diego's Center for Civility As the country reopens and people return to the workplace, how should employers and employees approach polarizing topics of conversation? Is it appropriate or helpful to have an office policy of "don't talk politics"? NCRC president Steven Dinkin and UC San Diego executive vice-chancellor Elizabeth Simmons, co-chairs of the newly launched Center for Civility, offer their expert opinions on how to successfully engage face-to-face about divisive issues in the workplace.
  • May 25, 2021
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