WEBINAR

Managing the Stress & Discord of 2020 Webinar

CFT Credits: 0.25

How does an employer balance the conflicting employee opinions and tensions in the workplace? Some of these challenges are unprecedented, while others put a new spin on existing employment laws. The laws include the EEO discrimination laws protecting “political beliefs.” National Labor Relations Act; privacy rights and in some case the Constitution.

Webinar Description and Intended Audience

2020 has been an extraordinary year. COVID-19 fear, economic distress, heightened awareness of racial injustice. Is wearing a mask a valid directive or an unacceptable infringement on one’s “rights?” AND it’s an election year! Fear, stress, unrest, resentment and conflicting views have stacked up to create high levels of tension, discord, and even anger in the workplace. Learn how employers can control the divisiveness to maintain an effective, civil workplace and understand where the legal hot spots are. We’ll also review what policies and practices help in times of tension.

“Political” expression is not confined to elections and support of candidates. It includes social movements and issue-oriented positions regarding social justice, human or social rights. Black Lives Matter, racial justice is a current issue which clearly impacts the workplace.

Many employers have issued public statements in support of Black Lives Matter, racial justice and committing their company to diversity, racial fairness, equity, etc. Employers devote special efforts to promote these agencies, establish committees, provide training, sponsor public events. Employees show support and advocate for these issues at work, join committees, wear logos or now face masks with BLM messages.

Yet there are employees who disagree. They may not understand and have mischaracterized the social issues. Or they may just disagree. They may wear buttons, logos or face masks with the opposite position.

How does an employer balance the conflicting employee opinions and tensions in the workplace? Some of these challenges are unprecedented, while others put a new spin on existing employment laws. The laws include the EEO discrimination laws protecting “political beliefs.”  National Labor Relations Act; privacy rights and in some case the Constitution.

Covered Topics

  • Current major discord issues
  • Get ahead of it! – Foundation policies for maintaining or establishing civility in these tumultuous times
  • Other foundation policies to have in place
  • When employees object and refuse to comply – the array of federal and state laws providing employer control or employee rights. Learn how to effectively balance these and stay in control
  • COVID-19 and masks when employees refuse to comply
  • Is there a “right to refuse?
  • ADA disability issues
  • Social-political expression and tensions – allowing or prohibiting logos, display of messaging
  • What if the employer espouses a social-political position and an employee disagrees?
  • Beyond compliance and tolerance, to civility and respectful workplace
  • And more

Who Should Attend?

Human Resources Managers, Safety & Security personnel, Branch Managers, Executives, Supervisors, EEO/AA Officers, Diversity Committee.

Webinar Viewing Options

LIVE WEBINAR:                                              

INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF UNLIMITED ONDEMAND PLAYBACK!  With this option, you will participate in the webinar live, via the internet. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time.  And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!

SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO:

With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it a very effective training tool. The OnDemand Video will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.

CD-ROM VIDEO:

If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool.  With this option, you will receive a download of any applicable handouts and a CD-ROM (featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio) via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

IN-HOUSE:                                                        

Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company.  They can even be customized to best fit your needs.  To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

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Choose the viewing option that best suits your needs. Live Webinar times are shown as Eastern Time. You can choose to pay by credit card or invoice when you register. CFT Credit will be awarded to the registrant, unless directed otherwise (additional attendees can also receive credit for an additional fee). CFT Webinars are powered by Total Training Solutions!

Webinar Date Start Time End Date End Time Viewing Options - See Descriptions Above Price
AnyAny Six Month On-Demand Recording $295.00
AnyAny CD-Rom Video Recording $345.00
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