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“Making A Real Difference: Essential Components of Effective Workplace Respect Training”

HRCI Approved 1.5 Credit Hours

When: February 22, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

Presenter: Fran A. Sepler, President, Sepler & Associates

For many years, employers have been well advised to provide training to employees and leaders emphasizing a prohibition against harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This training has taken many forms, almost always emphasizing the prohibited behavior and remedies available.

Increasingly, researchers and observers have questioned the effectiveness of compliance-oriented training in reducing harassing or discriminatory behavior. Some research has demonstrated that, for those with biases towards certain protected classes, such training might actually increase bias, rather than reduce it.

In 2017, the EEOC released a report after a yearlong study of harassment in the workplace. Amongst their recommendations was that training be offered that focused on low-level behavior – civility and respect – rather than on unlawful behavior. This recommendation supported the work that many professionals have been doing to help people build positive, connected, respectful workplaces while also avoiding behavior that can derail respect.

In this session, Fran Sepler will share her work in 2017 developing that very program for the EEOC, Respect in the Workplace and Leading for Respect. We will discuss the importance of diving deeply into the concepts of respect and fairness, the goals of training for respect and the specific educational components that bring them to life. We will also discuss the evidence-based training for supervisors and managers that reframes complaints as a positive event and opportunity, as well as components focused on coaching employees when their behavior is problematic, but before it has become a violation of policy.

Participants will learn about six key components for making respectful workplace training programs effective: evidence, engagement, shared understanding, tools, practice and positivity.

Participants will experience some of the exercises included in the training and consider the “continuum model” of workplace behavior, which distinguishes respectful behavior, rude and uncivil behavior, abusive behavior or bullying and unlawful behavior.

About the Presenter:

For 30 years, Fran Sepler, President of Sepler & Associates has been using research in areas as varied as neuroscience, organizational effectiveness, psychology and legal studies, to build respectful workplace training that focuses on positive principles and experience. Because of this experience, she recently was selected to design the EEOC’s new training programs, “Respect in the Workplace” and Leading for Respect.

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Pending HRCI Approved 1.0 Credit Hour

When: March 1, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Presenter: Chad Sowash, Co-Founder & Principal Partner, Catch 22 Consulting

Over the last decade many companies who proclaimed their "Veteran Friendliness" have failed to build sustainable veteran hiring outcomes. Why have they failed? What can they do to succeed? Chad Sowash has experience in building these programs and will share the 5 most practical ways to step toward success today!

You can DO BETTER at the following:

  • Branding
  • Engagement
  • Actually Hiring Veterans

About the Presenter

Chad Sowash is a proven leader. Chad has successfully worked in partnership with hundreds of major Fortune 500 companies, federal, state, and local government to build specialized programs supporting companies’ recruitment processes.

Chad brings to this role 20 years of military experience, including combat service, experience as an infantry drill sergeant and more than 15 years in leadership positions where he led, managed and motivated groups ranging from five to more than 200 individuals. In addition to his military service, Sowash draws upon extensive recruitment industry expertise. He worked for Online Career Center,, and spent ten years with DirectEmployers Association, where he served as both vice president of Membership and Business Development. More recently, Sowash served as chief experience officer for RecruitMilitary, director of veteran recruiting for Randstad Sourceright and continues his endeavors as a principal partner with Catch 22 Consulting.

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