Women's Conference

Tuesday, March 27th | Glen Ellyn, IL
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Illinois women are Second to No One.  We have amazing talent, determination, intelligence, and resolve.  Yet, our presence in the boardroom, c-suite, and management levels, ranks at percentages better suited for centuries past.  While we as women have always known struggles, have always had to fight against biases and power plays, we are speaking up. And we are empowering each other.  The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois’ leading business organization, offers no less. We stand with our fellow females and present this conference to empower our already Strong Women for a Stronger Illinois. 

This conference will harness the experiences, leadership, and aspirations of women in business, politics, and the nonprofit world to explore what it takes to put more cracks in the glass ceiling.  We will explore pathways to leadership, what it’s like at the top, and ways men and women can work together to inspire the next generation of female leaders in Illinois. 

Progress is being made – yet opportunities for us to take time to empower each other and have these conversations will only move things forward. We at the Illinois Chamber hope you can join us to hear from inspiring women who’ve been through it and take away that energy to blaze your own path.

The day’s program (subject to change) will include keynote speech by a Woman CEO on What it’s like to be at the top and her journey; keynote speech on Gender Bias in the Workplace; panel discussion on Women in Political Leadership; and panel discussion on Women in Male-dominated Industries. Other “chamber talks” will be included throughout the program. Agenda will be finalized soon.

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Wednesday, March 14 | Webinar
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FMLA leave, intermittent FMLA leave, and ADA laws are already extremely confusing. 

Add Workers’ Compensation to the mix and it becomes one of the most difficult responsibilities an employer must handle.  Making sure you take the proper steps to comply with the FMLA and other leave laws can make you shake your head with frustration, especially if you believe that your employee is abusing it. 

Join Jeff Risch, a partner with SmithAmundsen LLC, for a webinar on how to address and minimize medical leave abuse and deal with tricky leave issues. Jeff will address the laws that you must comply with, medical certifications, types of claims you can face and what steps you can take to put yourself in the best position to limit exposure and build strong defenses, before a claim is made, and more.

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Wednesday, March 14 | Webinar
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In today’s business world drafting employment documents is essential to reducing a Company’s legal exposure.  With attorney Sean F. Darke of Wessels Sherman as the presenter, he will go over the fundamentals of drafting numerous employment documents including properly drafted employment contracts, offer letters, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, severance agreements, and other key documents that can reduce a company’s legal risk.  You will also review and discuss the proper drafting of documents relating to an employee’s wages, including, cash advances, loans, damaged tolls/equipment, advancing unearned vacation time, and other deduction issues facing businesses in the State of Illinois. 

This webinar is a must for owners, human resource departments, accountants, HR professionals, and other business leaders who want to explore a proactive approach to reduce risk of litigation.

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Thursday, March 15 | Webinar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the Chamber and Attorney Lilia Picazo of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates on March 15 for a webinar regarding “Sexual Harassment & Sexual Abuse Claims” to gain a better understanding of workplace claims and tips to deal with such claims.

Lilia will discuss issues you may encounter during claims, what to look for, overall steps to prevent such claims, and a variety of other topics, including recent amendments to the Tax Code which will increase your knowledge and assist in investigations.

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Thursday, April 5 | Webinar
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

HR audits are designed to provide clear judgment about the overall state of a company’s human resources through a structured series of questions about key compliance, risk management, and internal processes.

An HR audit will help your organization identify actual and potential problem areas, assess the effectiveness of current HR management activities, and determine whether the HR programs and systems in place are yielding desired results. This webinar focuses on best practices in conducting a Human Resource audit from both the practitioner’s and attorney’s perspective.

Topics Discussed: • Reasons for conducting and HR audit • Strategy and Approach • Utilizing findings to guide HR Planning • Identifying opportunities to align initiatives and business strategies

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Wednesday, April 19 | Glen Ellyn
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In today’s environment it’s crucial that businesses provide its supervisors the proper training and understanding of how to effectively deal with employees, address misconduct and handle harassment complaints. This seminar will also make sure that supervisors have the proper knowledge to deal with any scenario. 

Topics Addressed: • Do’s and Don’t for Supervisors- Transitioning into a new management role • Effectively implementing and enforcing company policies • workplace violence- recognizing and responding • How to properly train supervisors • Conducting harassment and discrimination investigations - AND More!

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Thursday, April 26 | Oak Brook
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this two hour seminar, attorney Shuaib Ahmed of ASA Law group will go over the detailed analysis that disects both the medical and legal aspects of handling employees with PTSD Workers’ Compensation claims.

Topics discussed include:

How to handle PTSD claims in the workplace legally

The Science behind PTSD

Tests to measure malingering and litigation strategies to get a grip on the claims

and more...

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Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce
306 Main St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Phone: 630-231-3003
Fax: 630-231-3009
Email: team@westerndupagechamber.com

Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM-Noon 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed