A special event with two speakers followed by networking with hearty appetizers:
David Hertel from Husch Blackwell LLP will speak on Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Workforce & Reducing Exposure to EEOC Discrimination Claims from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
David will focus on recent court decisions involving LGBTQ issues such as sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace, federal contractor rules, and new rules and guidance from the EEOC and OSHA. He will also cover best practices for internal policies such as restroom access for transgender workers, appearance standards, health insurance coverage, time off for medical procedures, name changes, etc.
Throughout his career, David has represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law. A significant part of his practice is representing management in labor contract negotiations, unfair labor practice proceedings, labor grievances and arbitrations, and responses to union organizing efforts. David also regularly defends employers in employment litigation involving discrimination and wrongful discharge, including sex, age, race and disability discrimination actions. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing employers in complex occupational safety and health proceedings, wage and hour proceedings and covenants not to compete litigation. As a partner in Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Industry unit, he represents businesses in the manufacturing, technology and transportation industries; in addition, he has extensive experience in representing commercial construction, financial, food and insurance companies, as well as employers in the healthcare industry.
Liz Oplatka from Gateway Technical College will speak on working with Millennials from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
It’s difficult to ignore the uptick in managers complaining about the still (relatively new) challenge of managing Millennials, a generation often perceived as markedly independent and stubborn. If you Google “managing Millennials,” you’ll find a slew of tips for handling this “difficult breed” of employees. While many are tongue-in-cheek, they speak to the issues that can occur across a multi-generational workforce.
However, Millennials really do want to accomplish great things and contribute to the organizations they work for. Join us as Liz helps us understand that it's in the best interest of their managers to support those goals and leverage their strengths.
Liz is an experienced consultant, manager, educator, and business/government journalist with a unique combination of proven competencies in organizational development, communication, marketing, strategic leadership, and change management. Liz coaches and teaches current and future leaders; supports and influences businesses; uses proven tools to assess current behaviors, need and program effectiveness; builds lasting teams and coalitions; improves employee engagement; revitalizes struggling enterprises and helps developing organizations through growing pains.
The presentations will be followed by networking with cocktails and hearty appetizers at a new venue - The Waterfront Warehouse. Our meeting will be held in the lower level.
SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) are approved and HRCI recertification credits are pending for this event.
Since this is a special event that is in additional to our regularly scheduled meetings, ALL attendees will need to pay a fee in order to attend. If you are not a current member of SRKA, please considering joining the Chapter and paying for your membership before you register so you can enjoy member pricing.
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