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Sexual Harassment: What You Need To Know

January 09, 2018
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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The Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Meeting Details

Mark your calendar for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. 

Whether you have an entire HR department, a sole HR professional or just a staff member with “other-duties-as-assigned,” you can be confident that your HR practices are effective, efficient and economical with support from the Management Association.

Registration & networking begins at 8:00am

Breakfast begins at 8:30am

Program begins at 9:00am

Sexual Harassment Prevention

With all of the recent high profile cases, the “MeToo” hashtag on social media and the rise in claims before administrative agencies, now more than ever, employers need to make sure that they are training their employees in the prevention of harassment. A professional, knowledgeable and experienced trainer who concentrates in the presentation of these types of programs is preferred. However,  employers may not always have the time or budget to bring in an outside professional.  If this is the case, what can an employer do to make sure its training program is the best that it can be?  What topics should be covered? How is harassment training different from five or ten years ago? How can employers create an environment that is conducive to avoiding harassment, yet, encouraging employees to come forward in the event something happens?  Kelly Hayden, Chief Legal Counsel for the Management Association, will discuss the elements of a good training program and how to create an atmosphere of respect in your workplace.

Speaker Information

Kelly Hayden is Chief Legal Counsel for the Management Association, a professional organization providing human resource solutions for member organizations for over 100 years. In her role, Kelly provides representation to employers before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Labor, the US Department of Labor and other state and federal agencies.  She also counsels employers with regard to hiring, discipline, and termination procedures; preparation of employment agreements; FMLA and ADA issues and the drafting and reviewing of employment policies and handbooks. She provides employment law compliance training for managers, supervisors, and HR professionals covering many topics including harassment, discipline and discharge, the FMLA, ADA, social media, employee handbooks, interviewing and hiring and drug and alcohol testing.  As a representative of The Management Association, Kelly frequently lectures to professional organizations on numerous employment law topics and contributes to The Association’s website and has authored articles in numerous trade journals.

Kelly has a J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.A. in English and psychology, also from Indiana University. Kelly is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and before the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Kelly came to the Association from a large Chicago law firm where she practiced for nine years defending employers in employment discrimination trials.  Kelly is a member of the American Bar Association and its Section on Labor and Employment Law.  Kelly has also served as a fire commissioner for the Village of Frankfort Fire Protection District for approximately 15 years.


Sponsor Information

This activity, has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


$30.00 Member Ticket

$40.00 Non-member (advance registration)

$40.00 Member Ticket (at the door)

$50.00 Non-member (at the door)

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