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Western NY How HR Professionals Can Foster a Culture of Civility in the Workplace

Join us! The WNY NHRA is excited to announce our March Virtual Event:

How HR Professionals Can Foster a Culture of Civility in the Workplace

HR professionals have been tacking workplace misconduct including harassment, discrimination, bullying, and lack of inclusion for years. But rather than addressing each of these workplace issues independently, and often after they have happened, HR professionals need to approach these issues as symptoms of a bigger problem. In fact, 93% of Americans feel that “civility” in today’s society is problematic. A Harvard Business School study of more than 60,000 employees estimated the cost of workplace incivility runs into the millions. By creating an intentional culture of civility, HR professionals can help prevent and mitigate workplace misconduct. As you might imagine, for this culture of civility to work, it must be practiced from top leaders down to front-line employees.

This training will cover the following:

  • How respect, diversity and inclusion foster a more civil workplace
  • What a culture of civility looks like
  • The impact of incivility
  • How to address bullying in the workplace
  • Specific actions HR professionals can take to promote a culture of civility

About our Presenter:

Lindsey A. Zajac is an experienced, Human Resources professional with a demonstrated history of excelling in fast-paced organizations including PepsiCo, Eaton Corporation, Saab Sensis and Next Jump. Training and Development, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Succession Planning are Lindsey’s areas of expertise. Most recently, Lindsey was employed with PepsiCo as a Senior Human Resources Manager in Buffalo, NY supporting the largest market in the country. In this role, Lindsey was responsible for providing strategic Human Resources support for 1,100 union & non-union frontline associates and managers across nine Upstate NY locations. Lindsey is a proud recipient of PepsiCo’s most prestigious “You Excel” Award as well as multiple “Way to Go” Awards for delivering exceptional results.

In 2018, Lindsey was recruited to join Ahern, Murphy & Associates, where she is able to leverage her passion for leadership development and coaching to help organizations develop and retain their employees while improving their overall performance. Lindsey holds an Advanced Coaching Certification from the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership as well as an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. Lindsey is an authorized Everything DiSC partner and uses the assessments as a way to improve the leadership capabilities of her clients.

Currently, Lindsey serves on the Board of Journey’s End as well as the Board of the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives (BNSME). Lindsey is also a newly appointed facilitator for one of the Leader Exchange programs with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Lindsey graduated cum laude from Providence College with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Women’s Studies. Upon graduation, Lindsey moved to New York City to begin her career in Recruiting, where she worked for a staffing agency on Wall Street specializing in the placement of finance and accounting professionals and then joined a Technology Startup, Next Jump, as the head of recruiting to help the company double in size.

Date: Thursday, March 18th

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Location: Virtual Presentation –  Attendees will receive an e-mail with a program access link, along with connection instructions, prior to the event

Cost: Members $5/ Non-members $15

SHRM/HRCI: Pre-approved with HRCI and SHRM for 1.5 credits

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Upcoming April Event

  • Topic: Preparing to support and transition your aging workforce into retirement and beyond
  • Presented by: Tom Sass, Senior Director, Consumer Markets and Corporate Sales Operations, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
  • Date & Time: April 22nd – 830-930 am

Thank you to our generous sponsors!