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    Cultivating an Ethical Work Environment (SMA)

    Date: June 20, 2024, 7:30am – 9:30am
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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.

    At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

    • Define their role as HR in setting the culture currently and initiate actions to become a stakeholder in guiding and changing culture in their organization.
    • Use the Managers Guide to Influencing Culture resource (provided) and its guiding principles forcreating a more productive and engaging workplace.
    • Identify and incorporate strategies for five organizational values including trust, empathy,fairness, truthfulness, and responsibility, for establishing conduct and behavior in the workplace.
    • Recognize activities of popular companies and incorporate similar best practices and policies in their organizations supporting retention over time. Impact individuals’ judgement and decision making on sensitive work topics such as age, and
    • gender transition.


    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

    SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, June 20, 2024 more details to come