OK, you’re in HR, so you should get this. You don’t continue to get return engagements unless you produce good work or a good product.
Jonathan Segal is all over the place when it comes to issues impacting our HR world. He writes, he speaks, he thinks, he litigates… he does it all and he does it well. I can attest to this as I have attended many of his presentations, including an invite to my home state Illinois at our legislative conference. That's my endorsement of the product. And if that’s not good enough here is a little more information on Jonathan. He is routinely published in SHRM Magazine, also in Bloomberg and the Harvard Business Review. He is an active member of EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace which will be meeting again soon. He has testified before the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues, oh, and he has trained federal Judges for 25 years.
You will have three opportunities to hear him speak. On Saturday, you can spend four hours learning about harassment investigations. Sounds like a long time, but some folks spend a lifetime understanding and practicing this craft. Johnathan is one of those folks. His pre-conference offering on Saturday June 16 is titled Investigating Harassment Claims. FYI, it may be kind of late to get in the game to attend this.
But not to worry because there will be another opportunity to hear from Johnathan again on Monday, June 18 at 11:10 am on the Smart Stage. The Smart Stage is a cool place to catch micro presentations. Historically, it has been adjacent to the Expo Hall and has a very casual vibe about it. The presentations are kept short – 18 minutes. One of the things Johnathan is going to discuss in this brief presentation is Male Allies ( I had to look if up too). What does it mean? According to Jonathan, “Silence is complicity." Curious? So, take 18 minutes out of your conference and get some cutting-edge stuff that you can take back to your shop and share with your organization.
But wait, wait! There is another opportunity to see a Jonathan Segal presentation. This one is on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. and is titled Sexual Harassment 2.0. He tells me that this program is an overview of some of the more promising practices HR should consider. Rather than give you the lawyer talk of don’t, don’t, don’t, Jonathan is going to be working the other side of the street and giving you helpful things TO DO. These concepts and ideas will help put you and your organization in a much better place when it comes to dealing with the issue of sexual harassment.
To recap, I like Jonathan. He is a smart guy and great presenter. If you see him speak you will not be disappointed. Add one of his sessions to your app.