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    Membership Meeting - Creating a Culture of Civility in the era of #MeToo

    Date: October 11, 2018, 10:30am – 12:30pm
    3749 Highway 69 N
    Conference Center Room 114/115
    Beaumont, TX 77705
    Members - $0.00, Non-Member - $25.00
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    Speaker - Joe Bontke w/EEOC

    In this #MeToo era, we should all anticipate an increased willingness to speak out about sexual harassment, which will undoubtedly lead to more litigation and public embarrassment. Employers would be well-served to consider the impact these situations can have on performance, recruiting and retaining employees. As the spotlight continues to shine in this area, it is time to look past policies on paper and assure a professional tone starting at the top carries throughout the organization.  Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of workplace Civility.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants can self-audit to make sure that your employee handbook, anti-harassment, non-retaliation policies and employee compliance procedures are up to date plus how employers should be training their supervisors and employees on anti-discrimination policies.

    • It's a perfect time to look at your hiring procedures to make sure that they are consistent with the position you are trying to fill. If you have an employee questionnaire that you are asking candidates to fill out, then make sure the questions are actually tailored toward the requirements of the position especially with regard to arrest and conviction records and information received from social media.

    • Attendees will leave with an understanding of workplace Civility Training. Now more than ever, employees feel freer to share their thoughts on hot-button political issues, such as the latest Executive Orders from President Trump, climate change, religion and who gets to stay in this country. The resulting tension could create a breakroom battlefield. Workplace civility is vanishing and grievances are increasing. At what point could a workplace become a hostile environment?