A Risk Manager’s Guide to Workplace Behavior and Internal Employment Investigations

May 3 - 5, 2022

Various Locations

Registration is closed.

For more information contact Rachel Kucera or Megan West at (800) 456-5974.

TAC Risk Management Pool (RMP) in partnership with the Texas Municipal League (TML) presents:

A Risk Manager’s Guide to Workplace Behavior and Internal Employment Investigations

Successfully managing workplace behavior is one of the core practices for addressing and preventing harassment and retaliation in the workplace. This course teaches managers, supervisors, and human resources professionals how to identify, investigate, and address employee behavior that creates legal risks and disrupts workplace relationships. Implementing long-term behavioral changes through culture by creating and maintaining respectful, civil workplaces will also be discussed.

TAC RMP invites Pool members to a full day of exploring these topics with employment investigations expert and former U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) trainer and presenter, Rodney Klein.

Who Should Attend?
Treasurers, Clerks, Auditors, Managers, Supervisors, and Human Resources professionals are encouraged to attend this program.

Registration Fees
There is no cost to attend these workshops.

Capacity is limited to 40 attendees per host location.

Date Location
May 3 Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, Grand Meeting Room
5752 Grandscape Blvd., Suite 100
The Colony, TX 75056
May 5 City of New Braunfels
McKenna Events Center
801 W. San Antonio St.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
8:30-10:30 a.m. Managing Workplace Behavior
Employers manage workplace behavior two ways: legally and culturally. Employers that practice both have the best results. Leaders and employees must understand what behavior is illegal, strategies for addressing problematic behavior, and the consequences for non-compliance. Culturally, employers must create and maintain respectful and civil workplaces and establish environments that prioritize relationships and workplace obligations. In this session, Rodney Klein will offer strategies for creating a respectful workplace culture. He will also outline the legal standards for workplace harassment, provide examples, and discuss the mechanisms for addressing issues as they arise.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:15 a.m. Managing Workplace Behavior
11:15 a.m.-Noon How to Conduct Internal Employment Investigations
Key to any employer’s workplace behavior strategy is a reliable and trusted complaint process. It is important to recognize how unconscious bias impacts internal investigations and to implement strategies for minimizing its influence. Not only will good, insightful investigations keep employers in compliance with the law, but they also demonstrate the employer’s commitment to providing a safe workplace for its employees. This session will cover interviewing techniques and provide practical investigative tips on how to gather and analyze evidence, compare employees, and overcome investigative roadblocks.
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch & Networking – Lunch Provided
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. How to Conduct Internal Employment Investigations
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. So, What’s Wrong with a Little Revenge?
Employees who make complaints of workplace discrimination and harassment are protected under the law. Yet, retaliation complaints still make up more than 50% of all the charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is important for employers to understand how the courts view retaliation in the workplace but also, how they can effectively manage employees who make protected complaints. In this session, we will conclude the day outlining the legal standards for retaliation cases and ways for managers to supervise employees who have made protected complaints while also staying in compliance with the law.
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

*Agenda is subject to change.

Continuing Education Type Hours
CPA/Auditors 5.5
Treasurers Not approved by the Treasurers Association of Texas
Attorneys 5.5
County and District Clerks 5.5
The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) Review on an individual basis

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan West in the TAC Education Department.

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