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Articles by Dr. Lynne Curry

Dr. Curry publishes frequent newspaper columns addressing thorny personnel and management issues.   Her extensive article library is presented here:

Course 8: Leadership, Influence & Negotiation

April 25 1:00 - 4:00 pm  

Course 7: Advanced Leadership & Corporate Culture

April 25 9:00 am – 12 pm  

Sexual Harassment in 2018: What's New; What Do You Need To Know

Course Topics:

• How to handle allegations

• Protecting rights of all parties

• Effective investigations

• The full range of “Harassment”

• How Courts decide

• Creating and maintaining a harassment free culture


March 19, 2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Alaska time zone)

Course Pricing:

Live in Classroom-...  

Leadership Development Seminar: "Servant Leadership"

This 2-day seminar is designed for Executives, Mid-level Management, and Supervisors seeking to further develop their Leadership proficiency.  

Signature Series: Sexual Harassment

Presented by Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR and Richard D. Birdsall, J.D.


How to handle #metoo allegartions

Protecting the rights of all parties

Effective investigations

Getting re-grounded from the media blurred boundaries

The full range of harassment

How courts...  

Course 2: Legal Red Flags


1. Safe navigation of federal & state EEO law; Title VII, ADA, Age & Pregnancy

2. Managing EEO Risk

3. Avoiding retaliation claims & early detection

4. Special issues presented by FMLA, FLSA & other laws

5. Bullying

6. Social media issues and the NLRA

7. Case studies  

Course 1: Basic Management Concepts


1. Roles of supervisors & managers

2. Best practices

3. Responsibilities of supervisors & managers

4. Setting expectations

5. 5 levels of leadership  

Don’t help your company fire employees illegally

I work for an oil patch company. Profit is king to our senior management and chief executive officer, but we’re barely making it. I’m the human resources specialist, and I’ve had to lay off 15 employees. I’m new to HR, but am now in charge because they laid off my manager, the HR director.  

How to choose between multiple job offers to find the best fit

You have two job offers – so how do you choose? Are you torn between two potential jobs, both of which you might be able to land? Do they both have pluses and minuses, but choosing between them feels like choosing between apples and oranges? If you’re stuck in indecision and long for clarity, try this two-step process. Or, if you’re considering whether to leave your current job and seek a new one, these same two steps may help you decide to move on or stay....  

Empowered employees could have saved United Airlines from disaster

When United Airlines employees heard the now-famous statement from Dr. David Dao, “Nope. I’m not getting off the flight. I’m a doctor and have to see patients tomorrow morning,” it could — and should — have triggered an immediate re-evaluation.  

Fired for using company email during ‘non-work hours’? You could have legal recourse.

I’m an outside salesperson. Customers regularly email me in the evenings and I respond to these emails immediately. I also text and email the other sales people with leads and questions.  

What to do if your job bores you

When my friends and I go out, they talk with me about their exciting new jobs. They’re all jazzed by their new duties and what they’re learning. When they ask me, “What’s new with you?” I don’t have anything to say.  

What happens when personal values collide with company policy?

My employer just threatened to fire me for having decent values and wanting to maintain them at work. Here’s the problem. I work for a large sports facility that serves thousands of customers, young and old. Because we receive a small amount of federal funding, we can’t discriminate against employees or customers due to...  

Can I be fired for admitting to my boss that I’m on the job market?

I just got fired for no reason. I admit I wanted a new job and thought a good strategy would be to better showcase myself on LinkedIn by removing my employer’s name from my profile.  

Sound bites can hurt

We live in a digital world of sound bites. You can watch any news program today and be presented or even overwhelmed with sound bites from a media event conducted just yesterday, last month or even 10 years ago. This similarly presents risk management concerns for your business.  

"This class will transform you - it will give you powers to understand people, teach you a variety of ways to communicate in a business environment and in personal life." ~ Elina Adams, BP