August QEE - Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
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When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lakewood Country Club
6800 W 10th Ave
Lakewood, Colorado  80214
United States
Contact: Mile High SHRM
(303) 465-3522

Online registration is available until: 8/12/2020
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Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable



Legislation Update/Packing Heat: Guns in the Workplace

Session Description

With workplace shootings in the news all too often, many employers are considering prohibiting employees from possessing firearms at work; others are considering allowing their employees to carry firearms for their own protection.  How should an employer navigate these treacherous waters?  This presentation will explore various laws relating to the possession of firearms in the workplace by employees.  It will include statistics for firearm violence, potential liability for employers for workplace gun violence, parking lot laws, notice laws, the Colorado concealed carry law, possession of firearms by public employees, and discrimination in employment based on ownership or firearms.  The presentation will include discussion of laws of other states on this topic.  

Colin Walker   Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, Colin provides strategic counsel for clients facing complex employment and commercial problems.  His clients benefit from more than 20 years of trial and litigation experience.  Colin a former criminal prosecutor with the State's Attorney Office for Baltimore County. Colin handles disputes involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage claims, and other employment related disputes.


Revolutionizing Your Harassment Training

Session Description

Join the co-founders of Define the Line during their interactive presentation to learn how you can spark meaningful conversations and get your team to talk about important topics.  We know that talking to employees about sexual harassment can be difficult, but in the wake of the #metoo and #timesup movements, we have employees not only asking, but demanding that companies and HR departments do more.  Nikki Larchar and Tina Todd, the co-founders of Define the Line, have created a revolutionary approach to training employees by using a comic book format and interactive activities to spark real change in organizations.  Participants will walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of how harassment affects their teams, what the ROI on harassment prevention training is, and will be able to facilitate their very own interactive activities with their employees.  We hope you can join us for this empowering presentation with the Define the Line Duo.

Tina Todd, PHR, SHRM-CP, and Nikki Larchar, SHRM-CP, are trainers, speakers, authors, and co-founders of Define the Line.  Tina and Nikki love working with organizations who want to end workplace harassment and spark real change.  As trainers and speakers, the Define the Line duo has helped individuals and teams understand what it means to speak up and define the line for themselves and others.  Their work has been featured nationally with media outlets such as NPR, SHRM, HR Dive, and HR Bartender.


When Times Get Tough, the Tough Get Compassionate 

Session Description

Downsizing, layoffs, mergers, reorganization or restructuring...these kinds of organizational upheavals are the new normal in business.  Whatever the name, whatever the reason, when an employee loses a job, it's a painful, emotional and often devastating experience.  As company leaders make tough business decisions that impact an organization's humans, best companies to work for navigate layoffs and major organizational changes with compassion for the impacted employees and TLC for the "survivors."  In this highly engaging and super practical "how-to" session, attendees will learn from a moderated panel of HR executives who have been on both sides of the desk during reductions in force.  Take-aways: all the dos and don'ts for conducting human-centered, compassionate reductions-in-force. When company leaders commit to putting humans first even when business needs dictate downsizing, the dignity of those being let go can be preserved and the total well-being of the "survivors," those on which the company must rely to return productivity to its new normal, can be maintained. In short, when times get tough, the tough will learn to get compassionate by conducting human-centered layoffs.

Panel moderator Meredith Masse is Senior Vice President at ICC: Innovate. Coach. Consult., a Denver-headquarted outplacement and talent management firm that acts as the extension to internal HR resources for their clients across the globe.   Meredith's mission is to partner with organizations to create best places to work led by "follower-worthy" managers and leaders. And when even best places to work have to course correct, she partners with them to do so as compassionately as possible.



1:30pm - 2:00pm  Registration Opens/Membership 101
2:00pm - 3:00pm  
Colin Walker – Legislation Update/Packing Heat: Guns in the Workplace 
3:00pm - 3:15pm  Break
3:15pm - 4:15pm  Nikki Larchar & Tina Todd - Revolutionizing Your Harassment Training (Facilitated Activities)
4:15pm - 4:30pm  Break
4:30pm - 5:30pm  Meredith Masse – When Times Get Tough, the Tough Get Compassionate
5:30pm - 6:30pm  Networking Social


Pending Approval for SHRM credits and HRCI credits.

Members: $50; Non-Members: $75



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