Testimonials icon

Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

— Pauline Higgins, a nationally renowned attorney and diversity and inclusion leader

Testimonials icon

Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

— Pauline Higgins, a nationally renowned attorney and diversity and inclusion leader

Diversity and Inclusion

For decades, diversity and inclusion initiatives have been recognized as important, but perhaps, not the highest priority. Today, forward-thinking organizations that have elevated diversity and inclusion as a priority have experienced reduced attrition resulting in positive financial impact.

At Chapman Associates, we provide impactful diversity and inclusion training sessions that address:

How your firm defines diversity and inclusion
What is servant leadership and why it is important
Bias that may be a roadblock to diversity and inclusion
The organizational and financial benefits of a diverse and inclusive organization
Actions to take to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive organization

Workplace Tools Training Topics

Diversity and Inclusion: A Conversation About Us
Enhancing the Bottom Line: Employing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce to Make a Net Difference
Managing the Law
Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
Race, Privilege, Silence, and Action: A Conversation About Us
Custom sessions are available and can accommodate all experience levels, from senior executives to entry-level employees.

Employment Handbooks and Harassment Discrimination Prevention Policies

Employment handbooks and harassment discrimination policies are the “house rules” for any organization and its employees. Federal and state courts, civil rights enforcement agencies, and human resource professionals favor the creation, updating, and distribution of employment handbooks and related policies. Often, however, companies create handbooks, have employees acknowledge receipt, and that’s it. The content and policies included in the handbooks are never addressed again.

Chapman Associates, along with Clark Hill, PLC, our strategic international law firm partner, assists organizations by creating and updating handbooks and policies and training employees on the most commonly referenced provisions. New handbook content may include:

Policies that define a workplace free of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
Mechanisms for investigating and addressing incidents where policy violations may have occurred
Policies involving attendance, leave, and accommodation
Performance management guidelines, employee reviews, and discipline
Internal and external codes of conduct

Workplace Tools Training Topics

Managing the Law
Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
Race, Privilege, Silence, and Action: A Conversation About Us
Understanding and Applying Workplace “House Rules”
Custom sessions are available and can accommodate all experience levels, from senior executives to entry-level employees.

Designing effective handbooks and policies requires an assessment of an organization’s current state. Our experience collaborating with business owners, human resource professionals, and law firm leaders is leveraged to help you develop handbooks and policies that ensure legal compliance.

Are you interested in developing handbooks and policies that create a workplace where employees can focus their best efforts and be most effective?  Is training related to handbook usage and policy compliance of interest as well?

Engaging Today’s Remote Workforce

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have adjusted their work policies to accommodate a remote workforce. Initially intended to be a short-term solution to social distancing, employers and employees alike have found working from home to be a positive experience; yet challenges exist. In an effort to create, nurture, and sustain an engaging and positive culture, employers are looking for effective ways to connect, monitor, and mentor employees.

Using remote learning technologies and thought-provoking methodologies, Chapman Associates’ training addresses the employer’s need to maximize a remote workforce’s productivity and effectiveness, and the employee’s quest for an inspirational workplace.

Workplace Tools Training Topics

Applying Servant Leadership Principles to the Remote Workplace
Create a Legally Compliant Remote Workplace
Enhance Connection and Productivity When Your House is Supposed to Be Your Office
Maintain Organizational Culture in the Era of Social Distancing
Understand and Combat Mental Illness and Addiction (available for Illinois MCLE Professional Responsibility Credit for attorneys)
Custom sessions are available and can accommodate all experience levels, from senior executives to entry-level employees.

Are you interested in connecting with your remote workforce to enhance workplace culture, connection,  and compliance? How important is it to you to continue to provide engaging training opportunities beyond traditional in-person sessions?

Human Resource Management

Human resource professionals have never been more important and, in some cases, less valued than they are today. Tasked with managing traditional responsibilities such as onboarding and benefits, while simultaneously developing remote workforce policies and COVID-19 inspired communications, HR executives can become overwhelmed and ineffective. To address these challenges, navigate the realities of today’s workplace, and support the success and fulfillment of your HR team, Chapman Associates has developed HR-specific presentations.

Presentation Topics

24-7-365: When Aren’t You HR?
Employment Law Trends: The Year Ahead
Hire You? Effective Hiring Tips for Every Day of the Year
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! 99 Unique Ways to Recognize Employees to Increase Motivation, Retention, and Revenues
The 75 Most Powerful HR Training Tips…in 75 Minutes!
The HR Booster Shot
The Ultimate Business Shield: Creating Legally-Sound Job Descriptions
Wake ‘Em Up! Dynamic Training Tips and Skills for Every Day of the Year
Custom sessions are available and can accommodate all experience levels, from senior executives to entry-level employees.

Are you interested in providing your HR professionals with HR-specific training that addresses today’s challenges? Would practical tips be beneficial?

Leadership in Action

Organizations frequently establish values and principles to guide their people and processes. However lofty, values and principles that lack leadership action often fall flat. However, when leadership complies, it is common to experience cultures that embrace and apply the values and principles in the way intended.

With years of experience collaborating with well-intentioned leaders, Chapman Associates has developed a methodology that assesses an organization’s values and principles, creates processes for implementation, and identifies strategies for leadership to effectively incorporate into daily practice. Recognizing that each organization is unique, our Leadership in Action training program is custom-developed.

Are you interested in strengthening the impact of your organization’s values and principles? Are you looking for opportunities to enhance your organizational culture?

Speaking

Energize your audience by engaging with an experienced thought leader. Rich Chapman has significant experience educating on employee matter topics, presenting with humor, and sharing personal stories. A recognized leader in compliance issues as well as a leading business and employment litigation trial lawyer, Rich’s thoughtful and positive demeanor lends itself to an interactive presentation style. Round table meetings, panel discussions as well as large group presentations are in scope.

Coaching

Executives looking to achieve personal and professional aspirations seek advice from Rich. Dedicated to making a positive impact, Rich has counseled executives by identifying goals, creating achievable milestones, and generating sustainable results.