AC2021 - 115: The Seismic Shift: Looking Back and Thinking Differently in a Post-Covid-19 World

2021 Annual Conference

Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00

Qualifies for CPD hours - Labour & Employee Relations - Learning & Development - Organizational Effectiveness

For many, particularly for HR professionals, the Covid-19 pandemic was like trying to drink out of a fire hose: virtually impossible, messy, exhausting.   While many organizations may have had an emergency response plan, few organizations had pandemic response plans. Many were left scrambling to react to a rapidly changing landscape, with business contraction, mass layoffs, and health and safety concerns for employees and customers amongst the top concerns. Managing in times of uncertainty is a challenge but also an opportunity.  In the face of adversity, we saw innovation and out of the box thinking in a rapidly evolving world. What lessons did we learn?  In this session, we will look back at the pandemic’s rapid progress and share some lessons learned in the process.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore lessons learned in the rapidly changing workplace during the pandemic
  • Share innovative ideas and experiences over the previous year
  • Celebrate the innovation and resiliency of our organizations

Martin Franchi, MFA

Navigation Consulting & Training

Martin has nearly a decade of experience leading certified workplace health and safety courses, including workplace violence and harassment, and has a certificate in Workplace Investigations. He has continuously served as a certified member of joint health and safety committees for over twenty years.

He is a strong advocate for the importance of healthy work environments and the importance of reducing stress in the workplace. He has extensive experience working in unionized environments as well as in the retail food industry. Martin launched his first company in 2001 so he is well versed in the challenges of running an owner managed business. He is creatively driven and is passionate about the arts.

Shelly Meadows, MBA, CPA

Navigation Consulting & Training

With a career spanning over two decades in the high stress environment of a professional services firm, Shelly wanted to make a difference and decided to pursue her passion as a speaker, facilitator and consultant focused on workplace safety and mental health.

She has a breadth of experience developing and leading national training initiatives, effective communication strategies and presentations, and becoming a subject matter expert on regulatory compliance. As awareness around workplace stress and harassment has evolved, Shelly is passionate about promoting healthy work environments and is able to share her first-hand personal experiences in these areas as tangible learning examples.

Shelly has her certification as a Joint Health and Safety Representative and has a certificate in Workplace Investigations and Basic Mental Health First Aid. She strongly believes employers and employees need to work together to strive for healthy, safe and productive work environments as both a social and business imperative.