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|Session Name:||R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Practical Tips to Prevent Abuse & Build Team Trust|
|Company Name(s):||Double Loop Games|
|Track / Format:||Advocacy|
|Overview:||Over the last few years, many members of the game development community have come forward with upsetting stories of harassment and abuse, both recent & past. It's easy to feel helpless, but thoughtful leaders can take many steps, large & small, to help minimize harassment & abuse, increase the likelihood that it will be reported, and handle it effectively when it happens. This talk will examine the patterns and conditions of harassment and give concrete strategies that not only counteract abuse but also make teams more effective, with reduced turnover and higher trust.|