Benjamin F. Brooks is a retired Major of the Pennsylvania State Police. As founder of Major Ben's Consulting Agency, Ben is now a Management Consultant. Ben specializes in providing you and your company with assistance for effectively implementing your Cultural Diversity Program.As a former licensed Private Investigator, with three decades of experience, Major Ben has a keen awareness of sensitive workplace issues.
$2500 - $5500
Solutions to sexual harassment and managing a diverse workforce
Ben Brooks is a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
He completed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Management Training Program for Senior Managers, Training from the FBI National Academy, Pennsylvania State University Police Supervisor In-Service Training and Police Executive Development Program. He is also certified by the U.S. Department of Justice for Diversity Training.
Ben Brooks’ yearning for justice led him to enlist in the Pennsylvania State Police in 1961. He was one of the first African-Americans to join the Pennsylvania State Police. In fact, Ben rose through the ranks, becoming the first African-American Captain/Troop Commander.
- Years Experience Resolving Sexual Harassment
In 1987, Major Brooks became the first enlisted member of the Pennsylvania State Police to head the Affirmative Action/Contract Compliance Division. In that capacity, Ben developed the State Police’s Sexual Harassment policy and training program. Ben redefined the concept of Affirmative Action for the State Police and its relationship to Cultural Diversity.
Ben was also a member of a multi-agency task force which was responsible for training Police and Corrections Departments throughout Pennsylvania in the Ethnic Intimidation laws relating to hate crimes.
Major Brooks has appeared on About the Law, a program at WHAG-TV and NBC affiliate in Hagerstown, Maryland. Ben educated viewers about “Affirmative Action in Law Enforcement,” and “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.”
Benjamin F. Brooks specializes in providing assistance to companies to more effectively implement their Cultural Diversity programs. His specific areas of expertise include:
•A common sense approach to Understanding, Valuing, and Managing Diversity
•Dealing with Difficult People
•Policing Your Image
•Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
“If Your Life Has You Handcuffed, Let Me Share My Keys”
Major Ben Brook’s most popular keynote addresses the Foundations for Effective Work Teams in a Diverse Environment, including these five Leadership Keys to Success:
Policing Your Image
This workshop examines the various elements that impact on the image of the individual as well as on the Organization. Each participant will have an opportunity to do an analysis of how he or she thinks others perceive them. Then all participants will be given actual strategies on improving their own self-image, as well as the image of the Organization.
This workshop examines various aspects of Culture and how it impacts on the diverse Organization.
Prevention and Handling of Sexual Harassment
This workshop examines the complex relationships between males and females in the workplace. You’ll learn the definition of Sexual Harassment. You’ll find out about Management and Supervisory responsibility. And you’ll know exactly how to handle complaints and investigations.
How To Achieve Harmony In The Workplace (Through Effective Interpersonal Communication)
This workshop examines the impact of attitude, ego, self-esteem and image on effective interpersonal communications when handling difficult people and situations in the workplace.
Proactive Customer Service
This workshop identifies the hallmarks of quality Customer Service. The participants will discover their role in developing a realistic, quality Customer Service strategy.
This workshop examines the relationship between Supervisor and Subordinate. It will give the Supervisor effective strategies for handling any situation they encounter — particularly in a diverse work environment. Supervisors will learn the proper method of conducting a performance evaluation (Feedback — Documentation).