Developing Policy Related to the Appropriate Use of A.I. in the Workplace


12:30 pm - 1:45 pm


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Developing Policy Related to the Appropriate Use of A.I. in the Workplace

Date and Time

January 30th, Noon Eastern Time


  • Joel Gershenfeld, Ph.D.; Florence G. Heller Professor, Brandeis University
  • Robert Schofield, Esq.; Managing Partner, Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna LLP
  • Dr. Lawrence Shulman, D.O.; Chief Medical Officer, Optum Medical, Long Island/NYC


  • Virtual Chapter of LERA
  • Center for Workplace Performance
  • Teaching Section of LERA

Course Description

Chatgpt and other variants of A.I. have generated tools that are in a position to revolutionize the manner in which we conduct work. Whether used in hospitals to diagnose medical conditions, in software firms to construct code, or in news media to write articles, the ability of these alternatives has the potential to assist establishments in creating more efficient and effective organizational outcomes.

At the same time, A.I. tools have forced organizations to consider a variety of issues regarding appropriate policy governing their use. When is this technology sufficiently reliable to replace current work practices? How will the organization address impacts on the existing workforce? Who owns an A.I. produced code? When must someone acknowledge a query to Chatgpt is the primary origin of a project’s content?

And, of course, in addition to the foregoing issues, colleges and universities  must confront issues related to academic integrity. Under what circumstances is A.I. generated student content a violation of an academic integrity policy? How will academic institutions enforce such prohibitions?

This webinar will acquaint participants with the way in which three organizations have structured their policy deliberations on issues of this sort.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to,

  • Describe A.I. tools such as ChaptGPT and how they can be utilized to allow organizations to more efficiently pursue legitimate outcomes;
  • Explain the challenges A.I, presents in managing tasks, including the quality of the work A.I. can perform;
  •  Understand the challenges it presents in managing three discrete workplaces (healthcare, higher education, law);
  • Understand the ethical challenges A.I. generated content presents in each of the three workplaces.

SHRM/HRCI Recertification Credits and CEUs

Pending approval

Pre-Workshop Assignments


Location Link will be provided the day of the presentation.

Registration and Cost

There is no cost as this is complements of VLERA, but we do ask that you register/book your seat to reserve your spot by clicking on bookings at the bottom.

Presenter Bios

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Ph.D.

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is Professor and Florence G. Heller Chair in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he leads research on agile institutions in the 21st Century.  Joel directs the Heller’s Social Impact MBA Program, where he also teaches strategy and operations.  Before coming to Brandeis, Joel served as a Professor and Dean in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois and as a faculty member in what was formerly MIT’s Engineering Systems Division.  He is past president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Joel holds a Ph.D. in industrial relations from MIT and a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. 

Joel is an award-winning author who has co-authored or co-edited twelve books, including most recently:  The Consortia Century:  Stakeholder Alignment for Transformational Change (Oxford University Press, 2023, forthcoming); Heller Social Impact Case Collection (Brandeis University Press, forthcoming); DesigningReality: Surviving and Thriving in the Third Digital Revolution (Basic Books, 2017).  Joel is author or co-author of over one-hundred articles, book chapters, and policy papers on new technology, high performance work systems, labor-management partnership, negotiations, conflict resolution, economic development, equity, sustainability, and institutional transformation.  He has helped to lead large-scale change initiatives in public and private sectors in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, England, Iceland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Panama, and the United States. Joel’s current research is centered on stakeholder alignment in complex systems – enabling diverse parties to accomplish together what they can’t do separately.  

Robert Schofield, Esq.

Robert Schofield is the managing partner of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Education and Litigation Practice Groups.  His areas of expertise include public and private sector labor and employment law, education law, and general litigation.  Mr. Schofield has been with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna since 2000.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schofield was the confidential law clerk to the Hon. Justices Bernard J. Malone, Jr. and Joseph Harris of the New York State Supreme Court and had previously served as an Appellate Court Attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York as well as in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Law, holds a Master of Public Administration degree from its Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Plattsburgh State University. He is a former President of the Albany County Bar Association, former Vice President (3d Jud. Dist.) of the New York State Bar Association, and a former member of the Appellate Division’s Committee on Character and Fitness for admission to the bar.  He has served as President of LERA’s Capital District chapter, Chairman and President of Habitat for Humanity of the Capital District, Chair of the Capital Region Chamber’s Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce, and has been recognized as one of the Albany Business Review’s “40 Under Forty” young business leaders, as a Super Lawyer, and in Best Lawyers in America.

Lawrence Shulman, M.D.

Dr. Lawrence Shulman is the Chief Medical Officer of ProHEALTH Care Associates, a division of Optum Health Care. ProHEALTH’s 700 providers across 240 sites treat 1.5 million patients across Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City. ProHEALTH, along with Riverside Medical Group and Caremount Medical Group comprise Optum’s Tri-State region in the Northeast.

Dr. Shulman has been at ProHEALTH since 2006. He completed his residency and fellowship at Northshore University Hospital in 2006 and immediately joined ProHEALTH. During his tenor he has served as EHR Medical Director, Chief of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, co-Chief Medical Officer from 2018-2020, and Chief Medical Information Officer from 2020-21 during the implementation of EPIC across the enterprise. He is proud to serve as Chief Medical Officer since July 2021.


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