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FOR DIRECTORS: Facebook Friends, Workplace Enemies
February 9 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Joe Bontke, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Friday, February 9, 2018
9:30 – 11:30 AM
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77077
There are over 2 billion active social media users in the world. Everything in the world is now in the workplace and everything in the workplace is now in the world. For the HR/EEO Professional issues of free speech, religious beliefs can arise that result in workplace conflict and complaints of discrimination. This session explores those challenges and the legal guidance that affects those issues.
Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System Core Competency Area:
Human Resource Leadership and Development
About Joe Bontke:
Joe Bontke is the Outreach & Education Manager for the Houston District office of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Joe has been in the field of Human Resources & Civil Rights for the past 27 years & has experience in employment law and adult education. With a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and a Masters in Education, he has been a Human Resources Director, a Training Coordinator for the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance Center for Federal Region VI, was appointed as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine & was recently commissioned an honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy. Using his entertaining style, Joe has educated groups throughout the country & most recently, his work at the EEOC has enabled him to empower employers and employees with the understanding they need to work effectively at their jobs. Joe’s philosophy of education is – that 90% is knowing where to find the information … when you need.