Our definition and expectations of gender are expanding. The boundaries of acceptable workplace behavior are changing. Does your team know the new “rules”? A comment or a touch may be perceived as innocent by one - but as harassment by another. An offhanded remark towards a transgender or non-binary associate may lead to costly harassment complaints.
This talk was created to address the concerns of all sides of the #MeToo movement. Bernadette will address LGBTQ inclusivity, unconscious bias, and demystify common assumptions and shifting boundaries in the workplace. She delivers humorous, relatable messages with tangible action steps.
Objective 1: Strategies for maintaining professional boundaries to minimize the risk of blurred lines leading to harassment accusations
Objective 2: Learn about the diversity of gender, including best practices in interacting with transgender and non-binary associates
Objective 3: How to recover from accidentally offending someone and how to speak up if you witness it
Objective 4: The ARC Method℠ of communication, used to gain clarity in any situation
Included in this month's event will be a 15 minute in person legal update with VP of Legislation, Attorney Jon Eiden of von Briesen.
Bernadette Smith is CEO of Equality Institute, a firm dedicated to consulting with businesses on issues of harassment and diversity and inclusion. She speaks on these topics to audiences of CEOs, associations, leadership teams and more. Bernadette is an award-winning author of three books, and her upcoming book Unassuming Assumptions, will be released Fall 2018. She holds a BS and an MBA and her expertise has been sought after by the Today Show, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and National Public Radio, among others.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking
8:00am - 8:30am Business Meeting
8:30am - 10:30am Program
10:30am - 10:45 am Legal Update by Attorney Jon Eiden, von Briesen
The program has been submitted for 2 hours of general credit for HRCI and 2 hours for SHRM continued education credits.
REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY
To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancelation or no-show nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.