ADRIC 2020 - Business Continuity Planning – Post COVID-19 - Role and Function of a Workplace Mediator
Business Continuity Planning – Post COVID-19:
The Role and Function of a Workplace Mediator
Wednesday August 19, 12-1:30 pm ET
Register Now! (Deadline to register is August 17, 11:59 pm ET)
Never in our wildest dreams would we ever believe that we would be affected by such a catastrophic event, COVID-19 Pandemic that has had such a significant impact on the Global and specifically our national and local economies.
Many of us believed that planning for things that “might” never happen was a difficult priority to set when other day-to-day challenges are increasingly demanding.
The lack of an emergency business continuity response plan may lead to severe losses such as multiple casualties and possible financial collapse of an organization.
As we resume business within the “new normal” model, Employers need to understand the process for returning and integrating their workforce into this “new normal” environment; their legal obligations for supporting the workforce during this process; and what needs to be done to move forward in support of this “new normal” environment.
The business operations we knew in the past, are now the past.
- The Participant will have a better understanding of the legislative framework that drives the “due diligence” obligations requiring organizations to have in place in support of Employees as we re-open open our businesses.
- The Participant will be oriented to the elements of a Business Continuity Plan Framework, in preparation for the “second wave” of the COVID-19 virus.
- The Participant will have a better understanding of what resources, both internal and external, that are required for the development of an effective workforce transition and transformation plan in union and non-union workplace environments.
The Participant will have a better understanding of the role and function of a “Workplace” Mediator as it relates to supporting the workplace restoration process.
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Viki Scott, RC (c); BSc; RRP; CHRM; MBA; ADR (c)
Viki Scott is the President and Principal Consultant & Chief Lobbyist of Scott & Associates Inc.
Viki currently manages a successful National Consulting Firm of which provides solutions to Canadian based companies with at concentration in Labour Management Relations, Conflict Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety compliance, Human Rights, Disability Program Management, Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Board Governance and General Business Advisory Services. Her firm also provides lobbying and advocacy services to their not for profit and broader public service clients.
Viki has an extensive history with both the public and private sectors, primarily in unionized environments. She has lead significant change management initiatives for major public, non for profit and private sector organizations.
Viki’s particular expertise in labour management relations, with both employer and union sided experience, has led to the success in introducing workplace interest based consensus models for managing identified areas of conflict, specifically in the areas of workplace accommodation; occupational health and safety; and cultural diversity. She has established a reputation for the effective work she has lead resulting from her Transformational Mediation skills she brings to the parties for resolving conflict. As a Registered Rehabilitation Specialist, Viki has been very successful with supporting workplace parties in developing strategies for meeting their return to work and workplace accommodation obligations.
Viki has worked with a wide range of Bargaining Agents such as CAW, OPSEU, CUPE, AMAPCEO, CEP, USWA, OPSSU, ASU, UFCW, PSAC, LIUNA, PAO, AJC, ONA, OLBEU, SEIU, UNIFOR and the Teamsters Union.
Professional Development Accreditation:
- ADRIC designation holders earn 3 Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points
- CPD accreditation received to date for this webinar (pending from other Law Societies across Canada):
- Law Society of British Columbia: 1.5 hours
- Law Society of New Brunswick: 1.5 hours
- Law Society of Saskatchewan: 1.5 hours
- Law Society of Ontario: 1.5 Substantive hours