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Breakfast Briefing: Managing Politics and Social Issues at Work

October 20, 2016

This is a time of intense politics and troubling news. The headlines - and the strong feelings they generate - inevitably affect the workplace. Managers and HR professionals often end up moderating political arguments and consoling employees distraught over national and world events, all in an effort to prevent conflict and make sure the work is getting done.

Please join us on the morning of October 20, 2016 for this informative breakfast seminar where we will explore strategies to keep politics, social issues, and high emotion from putting your organization at risk.

We will discuss the following:

  • Establishing clear (and lawful) guidelines for workplace communication about political and social issues
  • Distinguishing between expressing political views at work and private expression
  • Training managers to model good behavior and enforce policies consistently
  • Providing an appropriate outlet for employees' strong feelings


Judith Bevis Langevin, Partner, Zelle LLP
Rory Zamansky, Partner, Zelle LLP


Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Breakfast and Registration begin at 7:45 a.m.
  • Presentation:  8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.


Zelle LLP, 500 Washington Avenue South, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55415

A light breakfast will be served and parking will be validated. Please feel free to park in the Portland Avenue Ramp adjacent to our building. Enter on Portland between Washington Avenue South and South 2nd Street. Access to our ramp is unaffected by the construction currently taking place on Washington Avenue.

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