Dr. Susan Strauss
Dr. Susan Strauss
Dr Susan Strauss Ed.D, is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcare, law and government organizations from both the public and private sector. She has worked as an RN in the OR, pediatrics, med-surg, psychiatry, and public health. She has also been director of quality improvement, director of education and development, and other leadership roles. She researched physician abuse to RNs in the OR to determine if the abuse varied based on the gender of the nurse.
Strauss Consulting provides customized consulting and training services on discrimination, harassment, bullying, communication and respect in the workplace and schools. In addition, management development and organization development services are offered to employers including training, coaching, assessments, team-building, and group facilitation. Susan’s goal is to help organizations create and sustain a productive, engaged, healthy, respectful, and discriminatory-free environment for its employees or students.
Strauss Consulting was established in 1987 when Susan conducted a study on sexual harassment in the schools, and developed sexual harassment curriculum geared for middle and high school students. In response to elementary teacher requests to the Minnesota Department of Education, she partnered with the Department and other colleagues to create an elementary sexual harassment curriculum. The Minnesota Department of Education published the middle and high school curriculum and the elementary curriculum for use by schools nationally. Susan began consulting with schools by assisting them with their sexual harassment prevention and intervention strategies, and training administrators, faculty, staff and school boards about the misconduct. In 1992 Strauss published the first book on sexual harassment in middle and high school entitled Sexual Harassment and Teens: A Program for Positive Change. Her most recent book, published in 2012 is entitled Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Guide for Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable.
Strauss Consulting has continued to evolve since its inception by consulting with a variety of national and international organizations including medical centers and clinics, corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and law firms. Dr. Strauss works with clients to establish effective strategies to create and sustain a productive, equitable, and respectful workplace and school. She provides customized training and consulting services for organizations on a variety of management and organization development issues as well as in discrimination, harassment, bullying, diversity and inclusion, communication and respect in the workplace. She coaches those managers and employees who need help in managing and communicating respectfully.