COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Strategies Virtual Conference

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Session handouts will be available to registered attendees Thursday, June 4 through Friday, June 4.

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Thursday, June 4

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

VC08  Test Your System

Access this session before attending the virtual conference to familiarize yourself with all of the features in the environment.  (#18—Technology)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VC01  The Future of Work

Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCRW Speaker
Sociologist, Author, Principal
Steelcase
Holland, MI

This keynote session will feature a discussion of how the workplace will look following the Coronavirus pandemic. Many suggest that our stay at home experience, technology and resulting new world-view will forever alter the employment relationship.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#14—Keynote)

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

VC02  Reopening Guidelines and Considerations

Brian J. Hale Panelist
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ullico Inc.
Washington, DC

Daniel R. Brice, Esq. Panelist
Partner and Co-Chair
Blitman & King LLP
Syracuse, NY

Dean Clune Panelist
Divisional Vice President, Gallagher Better Works
Gallagher
Rolling Meadows, IL

Kelly O'Ferrall Panelist
Counsel, Employment & Labour
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Toronto, ON

A panel of plan sponsors will discuss consideration for reopening their businesses including:

  • General issues
  • Office spaces
  • Construction/manufacturing/warehouses.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#10—General Topics)

VC03  Communication With Stakeholders on Your Return-to-Worksites Plan

Megan Yost Co-Speaker
Vice President, Engagement Strategist
Segal Benz
San Francisco, CA

Tom W. Milne Co-Speaker
Senior Communication Consultant
Eckler Ltd.
Toronto, ON

It’s not enough to have a plan. You must carefully plan and execute a comprehensive set of messages. This session will review:

  • Best practices in reaching people
  • How to engage leadership in transition
  • Facing fears when working remotely
  • Communicating in uncertain times
  • Opportunities to educate about benefits to help during COVID-19
  • Using different media.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#5—Communication)

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

VC04  Legal Issues in Returning to Work (U.S.)

Carrie B. Cherveny, Esq. Co-Speaker
Senior Vice President, Strategic Client Solutions, Chief Compliance Officer, Employee Benefits Southeast
HUB International Southeast
West Palm Beach, FL

Matthew Watts Co-Speaker
Attorney
Mooney Green Saindon Murphy Welch PC
Washington, DC

This session will consider the vast legal issues plan sponsors need to be mindful of during the transition away from working at home including:

  • Policies and practices
  • Leave Issues
  • Privacy concerns
  • ADA considerations
  • Workers' compensation.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#15—Legal/Legislative Update)

VC05  Legal Issues in Returning to Work (Canada)

Craig Flood Co-Speaker
Managing Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP
Toronto, ON

Robert A. Sider Co-Speaker
Partner
Lawson Lundell LLP
Vancouver, BC

This session will consider the vast legal issues plan sponsors need to be mindful of during the transition away from working at home including:

  • Privacy concerns
  • Human rights considerations
  • Occupational health and safety issues
  • Issues of getting employees back to work.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#15—Legal/Legislative Update)

VC06  The Psychology of Returning to Work

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA  Co-Speaker
Organizational Consultant
Ireland, UK

Laura A. Pratt, B.A., CIM, HIAA, ICA Co-Speaker
National Practice Leader, Organizational Health
Canada Life
Toronto, ON

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted your workforce significantly and in different ways for different people. This session will focus on supporting your workforce during this transition period.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#32—Health & Wellness)

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

VC07  Live Town Hall Meeting: Return-to-Work Challenges and Opportunities

Andrew E. Staab Moderator
Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel
U.S. Bank Law Division, Trust Legal Services, U.S. Bank National Association
St. Paul, MN

Carrie B. Cherveny, Esq. Panelist
Senior Vice President, Strategic Client Solutions, Chief Compliance Officer, Employee Benefits Southeast
HUB International Southeast
West Palm Beach, FL

Craig Flood Panelist
Managing Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP
Toronto, ON

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA  Panelist
Organizational Consultant
Ireland, UK

Laura A. Pratt, B.A., CIM, HIAA, ICA Panelist
National Practice Leader, Organizational Health
Canada Life
Toronto, ON

Matthew Watts Panelist
Attorney
Mooney Green Saindon Murphy Welch PC
Washington, DC

Megan Yost Panelist
Vice President, Engagement Strategist
Segal Benz
San Francisco, CA

Robert A. Sider Panelist
Partner
Lawson Lundell LLP
Vancouver, BC

Tom W. Milne Panelist
Senior Communication Consultant
Eckler Ltd.
Toronto, ON

This live town hall session will feature several of the conference speakers representing the legal, health, HR and plan sponsor fields. Join the discussion and get your questions answered about phasing into a new normal.

Following the live session, a recording will be available on June 5, 2020.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#26—Open Forum)