FALL 2018 BEST PRACTICE FORUM

/FALL 2018 BEST PRACTICE FORUM

Building a Respectful Workplace

Building a “respectful workplace” is increasingly important, especially in today’s business environment.  Yet a number of complex forces detract from the goal.  This forum is designed to be an in-depth facilitated town-hall discussion to identify the issues that challenge a respectful workplace, followed by conversation and best-practice sharing to identify solutions.  We’ll be joined by a panel of thought leaders whose expertise will help inform the conversation.

THOUGHT LEADERS:

  • Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick
  • Pamela Green, MBA, SPHR, former Chief Membership Officer, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Allison Greene-Sands, Chief Strategy Officer, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, US Department of Defense
  • Patricia J. Harned, CEO, Ethics & Compliance Initiative
  • Angelique Skoulas, Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
  • Blair Marks, Director, Ethics Engagement and International Operations, Lockheed Martin
  • Ellen Martin, VP, Ethics & Business Conduct, The Boeing Company
  • Steve Prosser, Managing Director, Business Ethics & Compliance, Starbucks
  • Craig Neumann, Professor, University of North Texas

MORNING, DAY 1

Getting Started:  E&C in the #MeToo Era

Last year when a number of high profile women spoke out about egregious acts of sexual misconduct they had experienced, not only did they inspire similar acts of courage and activism; they highlighted the dire need for respect in the workplace.   We’ll begin our day with new research by the ECI about the current state of respect at work, and we will identify the role, and the goal, for E&C in the current environment.

Why Do We Have Disrespectful Workplaces?

To further set the context for our dialogue, we’ll consider the latest trends from the longitudinal research study, Civility in America 2018:  Civility at Work and in our Public Squares. 

Delving Deeper into the Problem

There are a number of complex issues that detract from a respectful workplace environment.  Our experts will help us understand the challenges, so that we can begin to identify solutions.

  • Unconscious Bias – Sometimes the assumptions we bring to work negatively influence the way we view and interact with others.
  • Unequal Opportunity – Some people are given more opportunities to climb the ladder of success than others. As a result, it is difficult to fit in, let alone raise a different perspective.
  • Power & Authority – As they rise to the top, some leaders abuse their influence and do harm to others.
  • Interpersonal Relationships – It isn’t easy to define the boundaries of appropriate behavior anymore. Incidents that overstep happen every day, in every industry.

LUNCH KEYNOTE:

Steve Prosser, Managing Director, Business Ethics & Compliance, Starbucks

AFTERNOON, DAY 1

How Can We Address the Issues?

There are a number of strategies that you can employ to address the detractors to a respectful workplace.  Again, we’ll hear from our experts on some of the steps you can take.

  • Leveraging Company Core Values
  • Training & Raising Awareness
  • Creating Equal Opportunity & Performance Management
  • Managing High-risk Individuals
  • Monitoring & Responding to Incidents
  • Crisis & Reputation Management

Discussion & Best Practice Sharing

Having identified the issues and raised some solutions, we’ll discuss your ideas and questions; share best practices; and brainstorm additional solutions.

Day 2

Fostering Constructive Workplace Conversations

A critical element of a respectful workplace is fostering an environment where employees communicate to raise and resolve issues.  Authors of the New York Times bestseller Difficult Conversations:  How to Discuss What Matters Most will lead a hands-on workshop to help us identify and teach the strategies that lead to honest conversations and problem-solving.

Strategic Partnering to Further Your Impact

The effort to build a respectful workplace will be most successful if E&C can effectively partner with Human Resources, Communications, training specialists, and other lines of business to embed respect up, down and across the enterprise.  What does that look like?

Conclusions & Next Steps

November 6, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Meeting Welcome

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Getting Started: E&C in the #MeToo Era

Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D.
CEO, Ethics & Compliance Initiative

Last year when a number of high profile women spoke out about egregious acts of sexual misconduct they had experienced, not only did they inspire similar acts of courage and activism; they highlighted the dire need for respect in the workplace. We’ll begin our day with new research by the ECI about the current state of respect at work, and we will identify the role, and the goal, for E&C in the current environment.

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Why Do We Have Disrespectful Workplaces?

Jen Cho
EVP/GM Southwest Weber Shandwick

Leslie Gaines-Ross
Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick

To further set the context for our dialogue, we’ll consider the latest trends from the longitudinal research study, Civility in America 2018: Civility at Work and in our Public Squares.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM 11:40 AM

Delving Deeper into the Problem

Facilitator: Earnie Broughton
Senior Advisor, Ethics & Compliance Initiative

There are a number of complex issues that detract from a respectful workplace environment. Our experts will help us understand the challenges, so that we can begin to identify solutions.

  • Unconscious Bias – Sometimes the assumptions we bring to work negatively influence the way we view and interact with others.
    Blair Marks
    Director, Ethics Engagement and International Operations, Lockheed Martin
  • Unequal Opportunity – Some people are given more opportunities to climb the ladder of success than others. As a result, it is difficult to fit in, let alone raise a different perspective.
    Pamela J. Green
    MBA, SPHR
  • Power & Authority – As they rise to the top, some leaders abuse their influence and do harm to others.
    Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D.
    CEO, Ethics & Compliance Initiative & Expert – TBD
  • Interpersonal Relationships – It isn’t easy to define the boundaries of appropriate behavior anymore. Incidents that overstep happen every day, in every industry.
    Expert – TBD
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

ECI Spotlight

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Lunch Presentation

Steve Prosser
Managing Director, Business Ethics and Compliance, Starbucks Coffee Company

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

How Can We Address the Issues?

Facilitator: Earnie Broughton
Senior Advisor, Ethics & Compliance Initiative

There are a number of strategies that you can employ to address the detractors to a respectful workplace. Again, we’ll hear from our experts on some of the steps you can take.

 

  • Leveraging Company Core Values
    Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D.
    Chief Executive Officer, Ethics & Compliance Initiative
  • Training & Raising Awareness
    Blair Marks
    Director, Ethics Engagement and International Operations, Lockheed Martin
  • Creating Equal Opportunity & Performance Management
    Pamela J. Green
    MBA, SPHR
  • Managing High-risk Individuals
    Expert – TBD
  • Monitoring & Responding to Incidents
    Expert – TBD
  • Crisis & Reputation Management
    Leslie Gaines-Ross

    Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwic

 

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

ECI Spotlight

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Networking Break

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM

Sponsor Spotlight

3:25 PM - 4:45 PM

Discussion & Best Practice Sharing

Facilitator: Earnie Broughton
Senior Advisor, Ethics & Compliance Initiative

Having identified the issues and raised some solutions, we’ll discuss your ideas and questions; share best practices; and brainstorm additional solutions.

4:45 PM - 5:05 PM

ECI Spotlight

5:05 PM - 5:30 PM

Transition and Email Break

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Network Reception

November 7, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:20 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

Getting Started

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Sponsor Spotlight

8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Fostering Constructive Workplace Conversations

Angelique Skoulas
Consultant, Triad Consulting Group

A critical element of a respectful workplace is fostering an environment where employees communicate to raise and resolve issues. Authors of the New York Times bestseller Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most will lead a hands-on workshop to help us identify and teach the strategies that lead to honest conversations and problem-solving.

12:00 PM - 12:15 AM

Sponsor Spotlight

12:15 PM - 1:25 PM

TENTATIVE Lunch Presentation TBD The Empower Act 2018

1:25 PM - 1:45 PM

Sponsor Spotlight

1:45 PM - 2:55 PM

Strategic Partnering to Further Your Impact

Ellen Martin
VP Ethics & Business Conduct, The Boeing Company

The effort to build a respectful workplace will be most successful if E&C can effectively partner with Human Resources, Communications, training specialists, and other lines of business to embed respect up, down and across the enterprise. What does that look like?

2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

Conclusions & Next Steps

Venue

Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas

4150 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, TX 75038

https://www.fourseasons.com/dallas/

Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, we have a dedicated staff and gracious services that exude the relaxed warmth of a private country club.

Book your room directly with the hotel and receive ECI’s discounted rate.  Rates are guaranteed through October 5, 2018.

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