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    May 2019 Meeting: Blurred Lines: How to Reduce Legal Exposure by Navigating the Changing Boundaries of Gender

    Date: May 8, 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Mayra Ernster, Diversity Chairperson
    UIC Health Sciences Campus
    1601 Parkview Ave., Room S300
    Rockford, IL 61107

    Enter the East Building through the doors that say "University of Illinois Rockford" by the flag poles.

    No Cost for Rockford Area SHRM Members/$50.00 for Non-Members
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    Please join us for May 2019:  Blurred Lines: How to Reduce Legal Exposure by Navigating the Changing Boundaries of Gender.

    Let's face it: the rules for interacting with different genders have changed and determining what's appropriate can be overwhelming - but this talk will cut through the noise. This presentation about unconscious bias and the increasingly blurry lines around gender complements other anti-harassment and diversity and inclusion strategies -- and will help an organization mitigate risk. Bernadette's proprietary ARC Method will show employees how to avoid making incorrect assumptions, misunderstanding the new boundaries, or otherwise mistakenly offending a colleague or guest - and how to confidently recover when it happens. Bernadette's interactive multi-media approach will surprise you with candor and humor while instilling memorable and practical tools to be respectful and inclusive.


    About Bernadette

    Bernadette Smith has been an in-demand keynote speaker, thought leader and consultant for years. Her candid and practical, yet humorous, approach has made her popular with diverse business audiences around North America. Simply put, she cuts through the bull yet her timely messages of gender, boundaries, anti-harassment, and diversity and inclusion can be directly tied to a company's improved bottom line. 

    Bernadette has presented to enthusiastic audiences of CEOs, associations, entrepreneurs, leadership teams, sales professionals, account executives, marketing executives, human resource managers and more.

    Bernadette is CEO of It's About Time, an umbrella company for three distinct brands that she created, designed, and operate. The brands are connected by a central mission to help organizations win bigger by treating workers and clients with dignity and respect. She holds a BS and an MBA and her expertise has been sought after by the Today Show, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and National Public Radio, among others. Bernadette is an award-winning author of three books. Her fourth book Unassuming Assumptions will be released Fall 2018.


    Registration is now closed for this event. Please email to inquire about late registration.