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Conducting an Employee Preparedness Survey: How Prepared is your Workforce for a Serious Emergency

90 Minutes
6 months
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This program will provide an overview of pre and post services and strategies that are designed to sustain workforce resilience.

Floods, hurricanes, civil disturbance, power outages, layoffs, fires, "haz mat" spills, IT disruption, violence… the list of events that may impact a work organization is far reaching. In the past, most organizations operated by the paradigm of "It won’t happen here." It has been learned (the hard way) that any size or type of work organization is vulnerable to a wide range of events that can significantly impact their operations. It has also been learned that the most critical component to maintaining productivity during and after an event is... the workforce. Yet, most contingency plans do not focus on this vital factor.

Areas Covered In the Session:
  • Assessing the work organization’s culture;
  • The types of events and the short and long range impact on an organization
  • Pre-event policies and programs and post-event services and strategies to maintain workforce viability
  • How to conduct an employee preparedness survey with a case presentation.
Who will benefit:
  • All levels of administrative and supervisory personnel
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Security
  • Risk Management
  • Facilities

Dr. Lewis, an international consultant and trainer, has worked with national and international government agencies, healthcare facilities, educational institutions and private businesses on a wide range of work, behavioral health and organizational issues. His focus is facilitating organizational recovery and resiliency with the emphasis on “people-recovery."

He has authored numerous articles and three books: Critical Incident Stress and Trauma in the Workplace (1994) and Workplace Hostility: Myth & Reality (co-author, 1998) and Organizational Crisis Management: The Human Factor (2006). In addition, he contributed the chapter, "Violence at Work: Causes and Protection" in Psychopathology in the Workplace: Recognition and Adaptation, edited by Thomas, J. and Hersen, M., Bruner-Rutledge, NY, 2004.

In 1986, he founded COMPASS, providing Employee Assistance Programs, management consultation, organizational development, employee training and education, pre-employment screening and fitness for duty evaluations.

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston University and Clark University teaching a variety of courses on the human side of business contingency planning and emergency management. During the summers of 2009 & 2010, he taught in Israel (through Clark University). In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Norwich University Master of Science in Business Continuity Management (MSBC) and is also an Adjunct Professor.

He provides litigation consultation/expert testimony in the areas of: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual harassment, workplace violence, fitness for duty, negligent retention/termination, Americans with Disabilities, malpractice, depression, etc.

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