Woodland Hills - How to Handle Today's Heated Politics in the Workplace
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Woodland Hills - How to Handle Today's Heated Politics in the Workplace

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, California  91364
United States
Presenter: Jim Glantz & Phil Maltin
Contact: PIHRA Woodland Hills Programs Chair

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PIHRA Woodland Hills

How to Handle Today's Heated Politics in the Workplace


With today’s political tension, the workplace has become the “town square” for political speech. Conversations about politics that begin as a dialogue sometimes - perhaps often - escalate into a dispute. How should Human Resources professionals handle political arguments among co-workers?

Come join us as we explore:

  • What is legally protected “free speech” in the workplace?
  • When does political speech mask illegal discrimination?
  • How far can the human resources department reach outside of the workplace, into Facebook and Instagram for example, to censure speech?
  • How can a Human Resources professional remain politically neutral, protect the innocent and punish wrongdoers?



In the spirit of giving, we will be collecting unwrapped gifts for Haven Hills, a non-profit shelter and counseling center that assists victims of domestic violence. Please click here for a flyer with details and suggested gifts.


Program Agenda

7:30am – 7:55am - Registration
7:55am - 8:10am - Welcome/Announcements
8:10am - 9:25am - Speaker 
9:25am – 9:30am - Closing



  Jim Glantz, The Academy for Leadership and Training

Jim Glantz is a Managing Partner of The Academy for Leadership and Training. A 20+ year Executive of Organizational Development and Training, Jim holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Development and a Masters in Education from UCLA. Jim is the former Vice President of Talent Development for The Wonderful Company (a $4B CPG company, with products including FIJI Water, Halos, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, POM Wonderful, and more). In this capacity, Jim built and launched all Talent Development initiatives, including The Wonderful Academy, a central training organization that offers numerous multi-day leadership programs. These programs have trained over 500 Vice Presidents and Senior Executive and over 800 Directors/Managers. Jim launched similar programs to train the Company’s Supervisors and Salespeople. In 2017, Jim left The Wonderful Company to launch The Academy for Leadership and Training.
  Phil Maltin, Raines Feldman LLP

Phil Maltin is a veteran litigator and trial lawyer and a member of both the Labor & Employment and Business Litigation practice groups of Raines Feldman. Phil handles general business law suits against one or several opposing parties. Phil advises corporations in all types of business litigation, including claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and interference with economic advantage. Phil regularly acts as outside general counsel and advises businesses of all sizes, providing day-to-day human resource counseling and strategy. Phil’s clients include national and international corporations located in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Phil has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2010-2017, a distinction provided to no more than five percent of the Southern California Bar.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

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


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $35
Guest/Nonmember $40 $50
PIHRA Student Member $15 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 9 PM. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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