Rebuilding After A Workplace Crisis: Governance and Leadership in the “MeToo” World

Date

May 22, 2018

Time

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Location

Osler Conference Centre, 1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2100
Montréal, Quebec


Overview

Now more than ever executives and boards members need to be vigilant in effectively responding to allegations of bullying, harassment and other misconduct  in the workplace. But equally important, and too often overlooked, is the importance of how leaders and directors steer an organization, and its employees, out of the crisis to a more stable, comfortable and healthy state . The rise of the global #MeToo movement has increased the risk for organizations that do not have an effective crisis response plan, and has raised questions about the role of boards to provide oversight of management and take more proactive action.

In this seminar, we will consider the importance of responding  promptly, appropriately and transparently  to crisis situations relating to allegations of misconduct in the workplace, and in particular the considerations that need to be kept front and center about how the organization can rebound from incidents that could otherwise evolve into an existential threat. We will discuss how board members, executives and general counsel can navigate their responsibilities in this environment and proactively manage the evolving legal risks and governance issues within their organizations.
The discussion will include:

  • Process accountability issues

  • How to identify “red-flags” and avoid common pitfalls

  • Establishing and executing on a communications protocol with internal and external stakeholders

  • Developing and implementing best practice governance protocols and procedures

  • Using third party consultants and experts

  • Maintaining confidentiality and privilege throughout the investigative and advisory process

Agenda
11:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Registration & Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Seminar 

Registration Info

As attendance to this seminar is full, we invite you to attend via webinar or contact Oana Stoian to add your name on the waiting list.

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Speaking
Speaker

Brian Thiessen

Partner, Employment & Labour and Privacy & Data Management

Speaker

John M. Valley

Partner, Corporate

Speaker

Sonja Pavic

Associate, Litigation

Moderator

Sandra Abitan

Montréal Managing Partner