LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SECTION – BUILDING AN AUTHENTICALLY INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE: IT’S MORE THAN ‘CHECKING THE DIVERSITY BOX’
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Please join the labor and employment section on Thursday, February 24, 2022 for a presentation where speaker Lisa Watchell will discuss strategies and tactics to continue to mitigate bias in our organizations and in our own behaviors, and create authentically inclusive workplaces, where all employees feel psychologically safe, they are valued and respected, and they truly belong. In an industry increasingly focused on building diverse teams, it is critical that we don’t stop with ‘checking the diversity box.’ In order to leverage the power of diversity in our organizations, we need to intentionally build inclusivity into everything we do – from policies and protocols, to organizational norms and behaviors, to culture and environment.
Lisa Watchell is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (“DEIB”) practitioner who partners with clients who recognize the imperative of DEIB, and are looking to embed it into their organizations in an intentional and sustainable way. Lisa guides the development of DEIB strategies, executes actionable implementation plans, and facilitates a variety of interactive DEIB-focused learning/training programs that motivate tangible organizational and behavioral change. Lisa has additional experience as a business strategist and learning and development professional focusing on culture change, employee engagement and brand strategy. Lisa holds her M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion for Human Resources from Cornell University, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She also is a Course Facilitator and Executive Coach for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business executive education LEAD Certificate Program.
Cost: $20 for Labor & Employment members and $30 for non-section members. You will also receive MCLE credit.
Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.
Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. The Zoom invite and materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event. If you wish to pay by check, please send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 150, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note which event you are paying for and the name of the attendee. Note: MCLE certificates will be emailed to you once your presence is verified at the event.
MANDATORY WORKPLACE ARBITRATION: PROS AND CONS, RISKS AND REWARDS
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Please join the Labor & Employment Section for a virtual presentation on Thursday, September 24, 2020. The law on mandatory workplace arbitration continues to evolve on a state and national level. Our speaker, Jeff Polsky, will discuss recent developments in that law and describe the pros and cons of such programs.
Jeffrey Polsky, is a co-chair of Fox Rothschild LLP’s Labor and Employment Department. He focuses his practice on business and employment litigation and counseling. He has 30+ years’ experience drafting workplace arbitration provisions, arbitrating employment cases, and representing clients in disputes relating to claims of discrimination and harassment, trade secret violations, wage and hour compliance, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract.
Due to continued Shelter-in-Place restrictions, this event will be hosted via Zoom. Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.
COST: $20 for Labor & Employment section members, $30 for non-section members, and free for Law Student Members.
Registration: Please log in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. The Zoom information and materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event. If you wish to pay by check, still, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note which event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.
Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.