- September 21, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar 1: COVID-19 Workplace and Business Safety in Simcoe Muskoka
At this session, presented in partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), County of Simcoe, and the District of Muskoka, SMDHU experts Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health and Dr. Steve Rebellato, Vice President, Environmental Health Department provided insights on how to safely reopen and operate your businesses as the medical pandemic continues.
Webinar 2: COVID-19 Navigating Employment and Workplace Challenges
At this session, Tim Timpano, Partner, Downey Tornosky Lassaline & Timpano, was joined by Sophie Mathewson, Strategic Advisor & Coach at Prism Group International, to share helpful information, advice and guidelines assisting businesses in navigating potential employment and workplace challenges related to reopening, operating safely and supporting employees during the pandemic.
Webinar 3: Legal Advice on What Businesses Can Do to Overcome COVID-19
Moderated by Don Jack, one of Canada’s leading business litigators, the panel included Pavle Masic and Jason Dutrizac of DS Avocats, insolvency and bankruptcy experts, and Andrew Camman of Polishuk, Camman and Steel and David Law of Law at Work, senior leading employment and labour lawyers. This panel provided valuable “need to know” information and invaluable takeaways to help businesses overcome this pandemic.
Webinar 4: Insights on Supporting Mental Health In The Workplace
Business and organizational leaders participated in the “Ask an Expert” webinar which focused on supporting employee mental health. The session was led by Hayley Peek, Mental Health Consultant and co-founder of “Supporting Through StruggleTM” and offered helpful information on how businesses and managers can understand and support their employees’ well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
Webinar 5: How To Talk To Customers In A Crisis
On July 23, 2020 business and organizational leaders joined marketing and communications experts to learn ways to market, communicate and engage with their customers and clients while navigating these challenging times as part of the “Ask and Expert” virtual webinar series.
The panel, including Communications Strategist Sandra Kahale, and branding and marketing experts Lara McCulloch and Heather Briggs, explored what to say, how to say it, along with when and where to really connect with customers, show leadership, and build your brand bravely in times of crisis.
Webinar 6: Building On Your Foundations
The Ask an Expert virtual webinar series continued August 13, 2020 when business and organizational leaders joined subject matter experts as they shared insights on how businesses can create additional value for their customers, strengthen their business model foundations and ensure business viability.
This session provided businesses with:
- Learn about the importance of business planning
- Understand key factors in developing strategies to survive and thrive in today’s economy
- Discover tools and resources that can help improve market share
- Hear first-hand experience from business owners who have successfully implemented new strategies
Webinar 7: Financial Distress and Knowing Your Options
The Ask an Expert virtual webinar series returns on September 17, 2020 with a focus on helping businesses and organizations that are facing challenges as a result of COVID-19. The session will be led by expert Rob Stelzer, Vice President, Advisory Services, in the Grant Thornton recovery and reorganization group, as he provides insights regarding insolvency, restructuring, corporate recovery and business viability.
At this session, business and organizational leaders will:
Gain an understanding of the different statutory protections for business facing financial challenges
- Learn tips for effective communication with banks and other stakeholders
Receive a macroeconomic perspective on potential future challenges as a result of the pandemic
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Webinar 8: COVID-19 Workplace and Business Safety
On September 21, 2020 business and organizational leaders are invited to virtually join health experts from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) as they provide insights on workplace and business safety measures to help keep employees, clients and customers as safe possible during the pandemic.
At this session, Kelly Magnusson, Manager, Emergency Management Program and Martin Kuhn, Program Supervisor for the Smoke-Free Program, both experts from the SMDHU, will help business and workplaces to:
- Understand how COVID-19 is impacting business and workplace operations
- Learn the requirements for operating safely
- Share best practices to promote employee and customer safety
Source: County of Simcoe