May 11 - Managing Policy, Not Politics in the Workplace

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. PT

Virtual HR Virtual Round Table
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As the country’s polarization seeps into the workplace, HR faces enormous challenges. While diversity of thought can ignite creativity, innovation and problem solving, when differences of opinions are touted as absolutes, alienation occurs, relationships are strained, and unsafe cultures erupt.

While it is not the role of HR to legislate what people think, it is HR’s responsibility to ensure policies are created that honor differences and that employees are trained to respectfully interact with others at the inevitable times when opinions differ, when values clash, and when relationships are at risk.

Learn how to secure employee buy-in to policies, create awareness and acceptance that differing opinions and values exist, and equip employees to respectfully speak up when behaviors create strained working relationships.

PDCs: 1.75
Member: $15
Non-member: $30

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Lorie Reichel-Howe is founder of Conversations in the Workplace. She equips managers, teams and business professionals to have “Safe Conversations” – transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues. Whether addressing challenging team dynamics, cultural insensitivity, mismanaged expectations or good old-fashioned bad behavior, “Safe Conversations” foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within organizations.

With over 20 years of experience in communications and relationship management, training and development, Lorie is passionate about supporting organizations in creating a culture where people love where they work and love the people they work with.

Lorie is a professional mediator and conflict coach. She has supported organizations such as Pinterest, SHRM, PIHRA, Women in Technology International, County of Los Angeles Women’s Leadership Conference, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Santa Clara Superior Court, Rimini Street Incorporation, San Jose State University and Santa Clara County Office of Education.

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