2018 Human Resources Workshop (HRW18)
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When: November 9, 2018
8:30 am until 4:20 pm
Where: LCPA - Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 500
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various

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The success of any business depends largely on the strength of its culture and its people, which means the human resources team plays a key role in driving the organization forward. Often, CPAs find themselves with HR responsibilities without a lot of formal training in a field that changes rapidly and requires a thorough knowledge of the laws to stay compliant and avoid potentially embarrassing — and litigous — situations.

This year’s workshop is built to help you face today’s biggest challenges — including #MeToo, cyber-threats, and Boomer/Gen-X/Millennial communications. It’s also a great way to connect with other CPAs in HR roles and expand your network.

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org.

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Helene Wall, SHRM-SCP • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

Employees are evolving faster than the organizations they work for. Successful businesses know that to compete for today’s top talent the focus has to be on providing an environment that is challenging, empowering and community minded. Are your people leaving you behind?

9:30 - 10:40 am

Busting Cybersecurity Myths

Stephen Tullos • Compliance & Cybersecurity Team Leader
Perryn Olson, CPSM • IT Business Consultant • My IT, LLC • Metairie, LA

Discription coming soon!

10:40 – 10:50 am Break
10:50 am – 12:00 pm

Bridging the Gap at Work: Improving Intergenerational Communication

Mag Bickford, JD • McGlinchey Stafford • New Orleans, LA
Camile Bryant, JD • McGlinchey Stafford • New Orleans, LA
Shannon Sale, JD • McGlinchey Stafford • New Orleans, LA
Farren Davis • Southern University Law Student • Baton Rouge, LA

Coming soon!

12:00 – 12:50 pm Lunch
12:50 – 2:00 pm

#MeToo and You: Time to Revisit Your Policies to Protect Employees and Avoid Complaints

Mag Bickford, JD • McGlinchey Stafford • New Orleans, LA

Now that #MeToo is a part of our vocabulary, what should employers be doing to stay out of the headlines and the courtrooms? This discussion will discuss the effect of the maturing #MeToo movement and best practices for making sure your handbook provides the realistic substance to head off those claims as well as others common in labor and employment law.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Inclusion in the Accounting Profession

Kim Drumgo, MBA, PMP • Director of Diversity & Inclusion – AICPA • Durham, NC

The practice of inclusion is essential for deriving the benefits of diversity in any group or organization. In the accounting profession, we are continuing an intentional journey to fill our pipeline of diverse talent and ensuring all aspects of the profession are inclusive. While we are all striving for diversity among our workforce, fostering inclusion—the degree to which people of all group identities and across multiple dimensions of diversity feel safe, valued, and authentic - requires intentional actions from leaders and the workforce at large.

In this session, Kim will illustrate how diversity and inclusion are inseparably linked. After an exploration into the business case of diversity and inclusion in the accounting profession, Kim will reference tools and resources available to AICPA members that will assist in their D&I journey.

Learning objectives:

  • Defining diversity and inclusion
  • Creating inclusion in your organization
  • Historical view of diversity in the accounting profession
  • Overview of the tools and resources available to assist in an organizations D&I journey
3:00 – 3:10 pm Break
3:10 – 4:20 pm

Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

Rachael Jeanfreau, JD • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP • New Orleans, LA

The session will include an overview of the current state of cyber risk for businesses. There will be a demonstration of the latest hacking methods, including a social engineering and ransomware attacks. We will also provide the top ten cyber risk This session will sensitize employers to their legal obligations and responsibilities regarding harassment, as well as highlight practice pointers and common employer challenges that arise when dealing with complaints of harassment.

Need a room?

Check lcpa.org/hotels for discounted rates at Kenner hotels and around the state.

Registration Fees

Up to 8 CPE Credits

Early Bird (through 11/2)
Member/Non-member: $279/379 
After 11/2, add $50 to your fee.

*Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate.

To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Need to register more than one person?
Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org.