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    Cultivating an Ethical Work Environment (HRACC & SMA)

    Date: June 20, 2024, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Cromwell Courtyard Marriott
    4 Sebethe Drive
    Cromwell, CT
    $40 Members of SMA, HRACC and SHRM National; $50 Guests; $25 Members in Transition
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    Human Resources professionals are in a perfect position to take the lead in establishing a fair, morally principled workplace and to increase awareness of organizational ethics and decrease the level ofambiguity among employees regarding good ethical decisions. We’ll discuss factors of an effective ethics program and how HR professionals can impact individual factors affecting ethical awareness,judgement, and decision making in the organization on topics such as protected characteristics including age, and gender including gender transition.

    Key takeaways:

    • Your HR role in setting the culture currently and actions to become a stakeholder to guide and change culture
    • Use of a Managers Guide to Influencing Culture resource (provided)
    • Incorporating strategies for five key organizational values - trust, empathy, fairness, truthfulness and responsibility
    • A review of best practices and policies that support retention over time
    • Strategies for HR to encourage individual virtue and integrity among organization members


    Dawn Tedesco, owner of Career Compliance Solutions, has extensive experience in employee and management skills development and over 20 years’ hospitality operations and HR management and training experience with organizations such as Sodexo and Aramark. She has designed and developed training programs for several large organizations and now specializes in instructional design, eLearning development, and helping businesses with management skills and compliance training. Dawn is an experienced diversity and ethics trainer and frequently presents her SHRM certified course, Organizational Ethics for HR Managers. She works with organizations to advocate culture by providing inclusive onboarding, hiring, and lifecycle processes.
    Dawn is a volunteer for the New England Society of Association Executives, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut. She has been an Adjunct Faculty member for four Connecticut colleges and