On Thursday, October 11, lawyer Shandra Czarnecki will speak at the Women in Leadership Conference in Winnipeg. Shandra’s keynote presentation will discuss “Preventing Harassment in the Workplace.”
Never before has more attention been given to workplace harassment. Employees are better informed and equipped to identify workplace harassment than ever before. Employers must be equally equipped to proactively minimize the risk of workplace harassment and to address incidents of harassment or suspected harassment in a timely and appropriate manner.
In the session, Shandra will outline employers’ legal obligations regarding workplace harassment, review recent case law and provide practical advice on workplace policies, handling incidents of workplace harassment or suspected harassment, addressing workplace harassment complaints, and promoting a harassment-free workplace.
About the Conference
The Women in Leadership Conference series is presented by FCI-CWI (Femmes de carrière en interaction – Career Women Interaction), and is tailored to women executives, senior managers, lawyers, accountants and other professionals in Canada.
FCI-CWI’s leadership conferences attract high calibre speakers from a cross-section of industries, and aim to provide participants with strategies to become more effective leaders.
In addition to Shandra’s keynote, topics for the full-day Women in Leadership conference in Winnipeg include: embracing meaningful change, developing your leadership brand, optimizing neurochemistry in leadership, making commitment to excellence a team effort, women empowering other women, facing the challenges, promoting diversity in leadership, and leadership and political participation.
About the Presenter
Shandra Czarnecki provides practical and strategic advice on all matters relating to labour, employment and human rights law to management of public and private sector organizations across a variety of industries. As part of this, she represents employers in collective bargaining and before arbitration boards, human rights commissions and tribunals, labour boards, workers compensation tribunals and Manitoba courts.
Shandra has been listed in the 2009 to 2018 editions of Best Lawyers International for Labour and Employment Law, and was recognized by Lexpert Magazine in 2013 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, CPHR Manitoba and her kids’ former daycare, and was co-chair of the Professions Division for the United Way Winnipeg Campaign Cabinet. She is currently a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee.