About TMI Action
Sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace can have a profound impact on a person’s employment, regardless of when, where, or how the incident took place.
It affects friends, family, co-workers, bystanders and anyone else involved. When sexual misconduct occurs, it can lead to employees feeling threatened, harassed and unsafe. It undermines job performance, productivity and professional credibility.
Through awareness, education and prevention strategies, TMI Action can help you mitigate the problem before it even arises. We empower your employees to speak up and collaboratively establish norms and boundaries that create a productive and safe work environment.
What’s in a Name?
Many might see TMI and think “Too Much Information”, which is what we love about the name. Seems like the perfect segue into a conversation about our company, one that transforms culture, motivates action, and inspires individuals. If we have any hope at all of eliminating and mitigating sexual harassment, while increasing diversity and inclusion in workplaces, we have to discuss these issues in a “Too Much Information” sort of way. We want people everywhere to be empowered to stand up for what they believe in and have a voice.
Meet Aili Johnston
TMI Action in the News
From Confidant to Prevention Advocate, CPHHS alumna creates sexual violence awareness program for the US Forest Service. Oregon State University, Synergies, September 2015
What It’s Like Being a Woman in the Male-Dominated World of Wildland Firefighting. Outside online, June 2016
Trail By Fire. High country News Magazine May 2016
Aili Johnston, company founder, is an Oregon Native. She received a degree in Public Health at Oregon State University (OSU). While working on her degree, Aili also worked for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) as a Forestry Technician (aka Wildland Firefighter) from 2008 to 2013. During this time, she became a confidant for three separate sexual assault survivors that were USFS employees. As an ally to these survivors, she discovered the critical need for sexual harassment and sexual assault education for USFS employees.
Aili’s education and experience inspired her to create SMART®, SparkTM,LeadTM and NowTM. Since 2012, these programs expanded and grew first into Willamette Public Health, and then into the organization known today as TMI Action. We have been contracting with organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Mangement, and Oregon State University to provide training and workshops, as well as speaking engagements nationwide.
Adult Learning Theory
We provide holistic workshops that address sexual harassment and diversity, equity, and inclusion. By developing relevant and pertinent trainings, using the Adult Learning Theory (ALT), we engage your employees at a real and practical level.
What all ALTs have in common are techniques for creating effective and successful educational modalities for adults. TMI Action applies the 4 Andragogy Principles to our workshops, focusing on developing skill-based learning that will grow competence, confidence, commitment in decision-making and solution-based thinking.
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TMI Action develops its workshops utilizing Public Health Theory and the Socio-Ecological Model.
Public Health officials base best practices on Behavior Change Theories that can be applied to health and injury prevention and control. Based on the population, location, and complexity of an issue, there are many Behavioral Change Theories that can be used to address certain problems. The Socio-Ecological Model emphasizes the linkages and relationships among multiple factors (or determinants) affecting health, noting that no single factor holds greater importance than another.
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