Course "Social Media Risks, Rules, Policies and Procedures- Best Practices to Minimize Risks, Manage Use and Maximize Legal and Regulatory Compliance" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.

*The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.


This social media training program will reveal how a best practices-based policy and compliance management program can help mitigate risks, manage behavior, and maximize compliance. It will discuss means and methods to recognize and manage social media risks. Attendees will learn how a strategic social media management program-combining policy, training, and technology-can help prevent potentially costly legal, regulatory and security disasters. The course is a must for anyone who wants to ensure that business, personal, and public social media are managed and maintained in compliance with the law, regulatory rules, and organizational policy.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to anticipate and deflect potentially costly legal liabilities, regulatory disasters, security breaches, and other risks.
  • Learn how a strategic social media management program—combining policy, training, and technology—can help prevent potentially costly social media disasters triggered by Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.
  • Learn best practices to help ensure compliance with federal and state laws, and industry and government regulations.

Area Covered In The Webinar

Developing and implementing a strategic social media compliance management program.

Recognizing and preventing social media risks.

Knowing and complying with federal and state laws governing privacy, monitoring and records.

Complying with regulatory rules governing use, content, records, discipline (SEC, SOX, FINRA, GLBA, NLRA).

Managing electronic business records compliantly and correctly.

Why and how to preserve, protect and produce business records created by social media.

Reconciling employees’ privacy expectations with management’s monitoring rights.

Understanding how, why and when to monitor social media: business, personal and public accounts.

Writing and implementing effective social media policy.

  • Applying lawful disciplinary action when monitoring uncovers policy violations.
  • Training employees: gaining buy-in for social media policy and procedures.
  • Learning from real-life social media disaster stories.

Putting expert advice, best practices, and policy tips to work immediately.

Why should you attend?

From Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn and YouTube, employees’ social media use increases organizations’ exposure to lawsuits, regulatory violations, security breaches, mismanaged business records, productivity drains, and PR nightmares. Social media offers a window into how employees live their lives and conduct their personal and professional business. Should employers gaze into that window to uncover what employees are up to when they are off the clock? Employee privacy in the age of social media is one of the most challenging questions facing employers today.

This training session will arm attendees with the tools necessary to develop a strategic social media policy and compliance management program. This course will focus on:

  • Recognizing social media risks: legal, security, regulatory, etc.
  • Implementing a strategic social media compliance management program.
  • Writing & implementing effective social media policy governing business & personal use.

This webinar will address what it takes to manage social media use, content, and records in a compliant, lawful, ethical manner.

Who Will Benefit

  • Compliance officers
  • Lawyers
  • Records managers
  • HR directors
  • IT professionals


On Demand

• 20 years of development, training, and facilitation of workshops for public and private sector organizations in social media, marketing, employee engagement, customer service, diversity, establishi Know More

Irma Vargas