ABOUT RESPECT OUTSIDE
Founded in Bend, Oregon, in 2019, Respect Outside provides sexual-harassment prevention trainings to businesses in the outdoor industry, including manufacturers, retailers, outfitters, nonprofits, government agencies, camps, and universities.
Founders Gina McClard, J.D., and Jim Miller recognized the need for employee trainings designed for the kinds of bold and adventurous individuals who make their home in the outdoors industry, and so they endeavored to develop a curriculum based on a philosophy of respect and equity and in the workplace.
Creating respectful spaces in which the root causes of bias can be uncovered and undone.
Meeting you and your organization where you are and together building strategies and providing tools for the work ahead.
Providing real-world scenarios and resources on sexual harassment to move organizations ahead.
Transforming your organization by going beyond legal requirements to shift the culture and foster trust and respect.
Equity through Action
Why choose live trainings over online modules?
Role Play Exercises for Practical Application
Practice Language and Behaviors to Interrupt Sexual Misconduct
Trainings are Customized to Meet the Group’s Needs
Live Training Confirms the Company’s Commitment to Creating a Respectful Workplace
MEET OUR TEAM
Founder, Gina McClard, J.D.
Gina McClard has been on a mission to end sexual and gender-based violence for more than three decades. As a licensed member of the Oregon (1997) and Illinois (1994) State Bar Associations, she has used her career to champion for the rights of women and underserved groups as a victim’s advocate, legislative consultant, and legal counsel in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. From her time at a research outpost in Antarctica to her founding of Red Earth Rising, a nonprofit providing critical resources and support services to women and girls in Ugandan refugee camps, her passion for justice and her adventurous spirit have taken her down many of the paths less traveled. She brings with her an intimate and in-depth knowledge of the culture and legalities of sexual misconduct and violence, as well as decades of experience in how to mitigate and address misconduct in the workplace and beyond.
- Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Taskforce
- Oregon Governor’s Council on Domestic Violence
- Oregon Statewide Family Law Advisory Council
- Oregon VOCA Advisory Committee
- National Alliance to End Violence Against Women
- National Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Gina is an activist and advocate for gender equity, a lover of the outdoors, a parent, a partner, and a professional. Her goal is to establish the outdoors industry as a leader in workplace culture and gender equality.
Founder, Jim Miller
During a trip to Outdoor Retailer, Jim was inspired by an initiative to reduce the amount of packaging waste produced at the show by minimizing single-use plastics. For those in the know, the amount of plastics used at trade shows and events is astronomical, so to make such a resolve was revolutionary. He decided that the same energy given to environmental awareness should be used to create safe, respectful workplaces free from gender inequity and sexual harassment. With his mission clear and his deep industry knowledge guiding the way, Jim set a course for revolution. The result is Respect Outside. The mission is creating an outdoor industry that is free from discrimation and harassment.