Bio: Alisa A. Shorago
Alisa A. Shorago, J.D., is an accomplished and entertaining trainer, instructor, and speaker based in Southern California, as well as an attorney with over 15 years’ litigation experience, including experience defending sexual harassment suits.
Alisa began providing sexual harassment prevention training (AB 1825) training because she found it more satisfying to help people stay out of trouble than deal with matters once they had reached the litigation stage. She knew it would be possible to be not only an entertaining sexual harassment trainer but an informative one, so that participants would pay attention and actually learn.
Alisa started her own training company in 2008. Through Shorago Training Services, Alisa provides engaging and informative on-site seminars throughout California and the United States. Her training specialties include not only sexual harassment training but also interesting and fun training in business writing (including email writing), legal writing, business professionalism and etiquette, and workplace communication skills. She has led trainings for companies (including Fortune 100 companies) in a broad range of industries. Her training clients include Stanford University Research Compliance Office; Toastmasters International; Klinedinst PC; ABC Supply Co.; Veoh Networks; JSR Micro, Inc.; Harvest Meat Company; and Papa John’s Pizza. Here are just a few sample glowing comments from participants in her training sessions.
Alisa has been featured as a training expert on television and in print media. She is also a sought-after speaker. Organizations at which she has spoken include San Diego HR Roundtable, PMI (Project Management Institute), Connected Women of Influence, and Girl Scouts of America. She will also be speaking at the National SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) Conference in Orlando in 2014.
Alisa earned a Bachelors of Arts in English from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from University of California Hastings College of the Law. Her most recent educational achievement is earning an Advanced Certificate with Distinction in Wine and Spirits from the prestigious WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust), which she uses to train businesspeople and professionals in wine etiquette and enjoyment.
Alisa has taught law-related subjects as an adjunct instructor at several San Diego colleges and universities, including UCSD Extension. She also was a legal writing columnist for the San Diego County Bar Association’s Bar News Report. In addition, her sexual harassment blog, “Sexual Harassment in the News,” can be found here.
Alisa believes in giving back to her community through volunteering and leadership. Organizations on which she has served on the board of directors include the San Diego chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, California Women Lawyers, and Lawyers Club of San Diego.
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