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  • 6/20/2018 7:30 AM EDT
  • 6/20/2018 10:00 AM EDT
  • St. John Fisher College
The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation, in partnership with Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and National HR Association - Rochester affiliate, is pleased to present a timely program on sexual harassment. In the wake of numerous high profile sexual harassment claims and the #MeToo movement, employers are finding they have to rethink their approach to sexual harassment prevention. Our panel of experts will discuss what hasn’t worked and why, and will share new ideas for ways to make change happen from the perspective of: compliance, leadership/ethics, and culture. With all parties working toward systemic change and a true ‘no-tolerance’ environment, we can succeed in breaking the cycle. Join us and learn how you can be part of the solution in your organization!

Agenda:
7:30-8:00am – Networking; Check in
8:00-9:30am – Presentations
9:30-10:00am – Panel questions

Presentation Summaries:
Sharon P. Stiller, Esq., Director of the Employment Law Group at Abrams Fensterman LLP
In this “me too” era, the costs of discrimination and sexual harassment are serious for everyone involved – the victim, the alleged harasser, businesses and society.  Even bullying has a cost in the workplace. Stiller will discuss what harassment is and is not, why traditional compliance training does not work, recent NYS legislative requirements, and new approaches to ensure a compliant and effective policy, training and enforcement program.
 
Dr. Linda MacCammon, Ph.D., Director of the Ethics Minor Program at St. John Fisher College
Addressing sexual harassment in the workplace requires more than a robust compliance program.  It also requires practical strategies that help employees “think ethically” so they can avoid sexual harassment and other ethical pitfalls.  These strategies involve the acquisition of certain skills, virtues, and methods that will inform and shape their decision-making and their workplace relationships. MacCammon will outline the basics of such a program and how to integrate it into your company.
 
Allison D. O'Malley, Chief Executive Officer at Resolve of Greater Rochester

Differentials in male and female authority in the workplace have existed for generations and while progress is ongoing, deeply rooted biases often contribute to dynamics of power and control that manifest in sexual harassment or assault.  Sexual harassment experiences have broad implications for both employers and their employees that extend far beyond liability; when employers fail to foster a culture of respect among employees, the result can be a hostile work environment that faces frequent and costly turnover, low employee morale, and an unproductive workforce. Contrary to popular belief, creating a workplace where employees feel safe enough to come forward with sexual harassment complaints is an indication that your organization is on the right track.  O'Malley will discuss these implications and the importance of building a culture that empowers every employee to thrive at work, free from harassment.

Click here to learn more about our presenters.

Date: June 20, 2018
Time: 7:30-10:00am
Location: St. John Fisher College, Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center, Board Room (2nd floor)
Cost: $40  (payment is due at time of registration - Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted)
Light refreshments will be provided. 

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- This program has been pre-approved for 2 HR credit hours.
The National Human Resources Association is a recognized provider of recertification credits. This activity has been pre-approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
 
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- This program has been pre-approved for 2 PDC credits by the Society of Human Resource Management

Cancellations must be made in writing and must be requested by June 13 in order to eligible for a refund.  If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a replacement.

Questions about the event?  Please contact Kathy Richmond at Kathy.Richmond@GreaterRochesterChamber.com.