Now more than ever executives and boards members need to be vigilant in effectively responding to allegations of bullying, harassment and other misconduct in the workplace. But equally important, and too often overlooked, is the importance of how leaders and directors steer an organization, and its employees, out of the crisis to a more stable, comfortable and healthy state . The rise of the global #MeToo movement has increased the risk for organizations that do not have an effective crisis response plan, and has raised questions about the role of boards to provide oversight of management and take more proactive action.
In this seminar, we will consider the importance of responding promptly, appropriately and transparently to crisis situations relating to allegations of misconduct in the workplace, and in particular the considerations that need to be kept front and center about how the organization can rebound from incidents that could otherwise evolve into an existential threat. We will discuss how board members, executives and general counsel can navigate their responsibilities in this environment and proactively manage the evolving legal risks and governance issues within their organizations.
The discussion will include:
Process accountability issues
How to identify “red-flags” and avoid common pitfalls
Establishing and executing on a communications protocol with internal and external stakeholders
Developing and implementing best practice governance protocols and procedures
Using third party consultants and experts
Maintaining confidentiality and privilege throughout the investigative and advisory process
11:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Registration & Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Seminar