Virtual 2020 Spring Symposia

We are less than one month away from our 2020 Spring Symposia on Friday, May 29th from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM/Pacific Time on the topic, “Workplace Aggression: Preventing relational aggression and bullying – a deeper dive.” Sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, our full day event will begin with a recap where our Spring 2019 symposia left off, and continue with a deeper dive into specific lessons and tips for effectively addressing and preventing workplace aggression in all industries. To register, visit our Spring Symposia page.

This full day event will be held virtually. We are creating an online experience to still allow participants to take away original objectives. If you have already paid for in person attendance, we will be reaching out to you about substituting online webinar with options for refunds and/or credit options for future use. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

This Spring, our speaker line-up includes:

Keynote: Adopting a Workplace Bullying Policy and Putting it to Work
Edward Stern

Changing a Toxic Culture
Gian Lozano, MSW, MBA, Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon

Strategies for Prevention
Debra Harris, Ph.D., MST, Senior Instructor II, OHSU-PSU  School of Public Health, Portland, Oregon

Organizational Examples and Tips for prevention and response (including audience-generated questions). Facilitated panel by facilitator, Anna Meiner, MA, Director of Account Services, Cascade Centers

  • Edward Stern
  • Gian Losano, MSW, MBA
  • Debra Harris, Ph.D., MST, Senior Instructor II, OHSU-PSU  School of Public Health, Portland, Oregon
  • Leslie Hammer, PhD, Faculty, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center
  • Lynda Enos, RN, BSN, M.S., COHN-S, CPE, Ergonomics/Human Factors Consultant, HumanFit LLC
  • Richard Goerling, Mindful Badge Initiative

If you are looking to obtain a professional development completion letter, please email Dede Montgomery after attending the event at Additionally, we are now offering Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for our events. Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is recognized by SHRM to offer PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 5.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about this event’s PDCs or to obtain your PDCs, please contact us at To learn more about SHRM recertification, visit