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FREE Covid-19 Employer Webinar: What to do This Week (#15)

Every other Thursday at 11am BST

About the series

A FREE fornightly information-packed live discussion featuring an expert panel addressing the concerns that you have identified for us since the Covid-19 crisis unfolded. Employers are reeling at the speed and severity of the unfolding global health crisis and are struggling to manage employees’ fear and concerns as well as help them quickly establish brand-new ways of working and living.

As part of our business pandemic planning series, which has run since 2006, this fortnightly webinar will give you real answers and workable strategies. A highly experienced speaker panel will be handpicked each week to share lessons learned from previous pandemics and crises and examine the specific challenges of Covid-19.

The discussion will last for thirty minutes followed by a thirty-minute Q&A or knowledge-sharing session - we are accepting questions before and during the broadcast. Please send your questions to

About this webinar

Week 15: Post-Covid Employer Reputation, Risk & Liability: The Role of HR

Foundations to Reputational Resilience, Case Study & an HR Action Plan - Mark Harris, Blindside

Communications for Reputational Resilience - Sheena Thomson, Conduit Associates

Post-lockdown Corporate Social Media Challenges and Policy - Olga Ivannikova, Private Goodness

Liability & Litigation: Issues to Consider -Claire Gill, Carter Ruck

As ever, do email with any issues you would like to be addressed.

Drawing on our almost two decades' worth of pandemic planning and management expertise, we are delighted to offer these free weekly senior HR webinars as part of the #KeepBritainWorking initiative.

(You can find our full list of past and future conferences, workshops and webinars on our website: We are currently developing all of our training in a digital format)

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Health and Safety, Business Continuity Planning, Occupational Health, Contingency and Business Continuity Planning, Recruitment, Resourcing, Legal & Compliance, Line Management, Employee Relations, Security, Risk, Compliance, Strategy, Operations, and all directors and staff with responsibilities within this area.

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Foundations to Reputational Resilience, Case Study & an HR Action Plan

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Lead Crisis Consultant
Blindside Risk

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Mark Harris

Lead Crisis Consultant , Blindside Risk

As Blindside’s Lead Crisis Consultant, Mark allocates resources to ensure clients are serviced throughout the Crisis and Issues Management cycle from identification and preparation, prevention through planning and training, to response and recovery. Blindside’s crisis management preparedness and response services ensure clients are ready to face situations and events of a challenging nature, throughout the world. Over the last 24 years, Mark has worked at the forefront of crisis management and communications internationally and held senior positions with leading consultancies such Control Risks, and Burson-Marsteller. Mark has worked on over 150 incidents of kidnapping, extortion, and hostage taking around the world, and 19 cases of vessel hijack. He has also advised numerous companies as they have prepared to restructure, close facilities, or transfer operations to other countries. Mark regularly presents at conferences and is often invited to comment on news stories on a regular basis by news channels such as the BBC, ITN, Channel 4, CNN, NBC, and Al Jazeera.

Communications for Reputational Resilience

Sheena Thomson

Sheena Thomson

Founder and Director
Conduit Associates

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Sheena Thomson

Founder and Director , Conduit Associates

Founder and Director of Conduit Associates Ltd - a boutique global crisis and issues communications consultancy. Strategic communications leader with substantive UK and international experience and expertise in media relations, reputation, crisis and issues management, particularly in high intensity situations. Skilled in risk mapping and mitigation, crisis response, crisis recovery and leading delivery of strategic communications objectives post crisis. Sector experience includes financial services, retail, energy, government and policy making, international development and security. Geographical experience includes UK South East Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Founding Chartered CIPR PR Practitioner (CIPR), Affiliate Member, Institute of Risk Management

Post-lockdown Corporate Social Media Challenges and Policy

Olga Ivannikova FRSA

Olga Ivannikova FRSA

Private Goodness

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Olga Ivannikova FRSA

Founder , Private Goodness

Liability & Litigation: Issues to Consider

Claire Gill

Claire Gill

Carter Ruck

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Claire Gill

Partner , Carter Ruck

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