Employer's Guide to Pandemics Conference: 2020 and Beyond
Gain Insights into What We've Learned & How to Prepare for the Future
This virtual conference experience will provide attendees with cutting edge updates on the lessons employers have learned from the COVID-19 crisis, insights into the unexpected opportunities that have been uncovered for workers and employers alike, and the tools businesses will need to rebuild their workplaces and prepare for the post-pandemic future.
Presenters and Panelists:
Through a combination of digital presentations and panels, our expert presenters Aaron Guin, Esq.; Amber Cruz, PHR, CEBS, SHRM-CP; Eric Daly, M.A., GPHR; and Kristen Borrego, MSM, CPP, SPRH, SHRM-CP, will offer their insights on what we've learned and how to move forward in the coming months.
- $125 for access to the live conference
- $150 for on-demand access to the recording for 48 hours (plus access to the live conference if you can attend)
- $200 for on-demand access to the recording for 2 weeks (plus access to the live conference if you can attend)
The Best Lessons from COVID-19
Gain cutting edge insights on the lessons employers have learned from the COVID-19 crisis.
Uncover the unexpected opportunities for employers and employees amidst the pandemic.
Tools to Rebuild
Learn about the tools businesses will need to rebuild their workforces and reopen their offices.
Preparation for the Future
Understand how to prepare for a post-pandemic future and what changes the workplace landscape may face.
10:00 a.m. MDT/Denver
Opening Remarks / Sean Reed, Esq.
10:05 a.m. MDT/Denver
Coronavirus: A Retrospective
These past few months brought numerous changes to the workplace, many of which are here to stay. Using feedback and stories from Employers Council survey data and anecdotes from our members, our presenters will investigate how employers responded to the COVID-19 crisis, looking into what worked well and what could have gone better.
Presenters: Aaron Guin, Esq., PHR and Amber Cruz, PHR, SHRM-CP, CEBS
10:40 a.m. MDT/Denver
You Participated in Federal Programs… Now What?
In this session, Kristen Borrego will dive into what employers should be focusing on once they receive federal assistance during the pandemic. Some important topics include record-keeping requirements under the Paycheck Protection Program and CARES Act, essential administrative considerations and forms, and how to avoid dreaded paperwork pitfalls.
Presenters: Kristen Borrego, MSM, CPP, SPHR, SHRM-CP and Director of Outsourced Consulting Services at Employers Council, Interviewed by Eric Daly, M.A., GPHR, ODL Consultant at Employers Council
11:15 a.m. MDT/Denver
11:25 a.m. MDT/Denver
How COVID-19 Changed the Human Resource Profession
Following the COVID-19 crisis, Human Resources as a profession may never be the same again. Join the Employers Council team for this special live panel discussion where we investigate how HR has permanently changed as a result of the coronavirus and how HR professionals in the future must tackle essential functions of their jobs such as workforce planning, recruiting, engagement, and more!
Live Panel moderated by Sean Reed, Esq.
12:15 p.m. MDT/Denver
1:00 p.m. MDT/Denver
Rebuilding the Workplace During the Pandemic and Beyond
We all want to get back to work as soon as possible. But doing that safely in the midst of a pandemic is no small feat. Join us as we discuss the legal and HR considerations of how to safely bring workers back, including how to recall workers, implementing safety protocols with social distancing, responding to safety concerns, managing remote workers, and how to manage the legal risks of an in-person workforce during the pandemic.
Presenters: Lorrie Ray, Esq., SPHR, Director of Membership Development at Employers Council, and Karen Stafford, MHRM, SPHR, Arizona President at Employers Council
1:35 p.m. MDT/Denver
Reconnecting in the Face of Ambiguity: The Four Foundations for Organizations to Thrive
During this time, it’s essential for organizations to acknowledge the current situation of where they are today while looking forward to the future. Join Eric Daly and Valorie Waldon in this very special session where we dive into the foundations every organization must have in order to thrive and reconnect. We will touch on topics such as executing a return to work plan well, how to connect and build trust with a workforce, and how to leverage creativity, opportunity, and innovation.
Presenters: Eric Daly, M.A., GPHR, ODL Consultant at Employers Council and Valorie Waldon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2:10 p.m. MDT/Denver
2:20 p.m. MDT/Denver
Preparing for the Next Wave: What To Do When This Happens Again
It looks like the coronavirus in some capacity is here to stay for the foreseeable future. What lessons did we learn from this stage of the COVID-19 crisis? In this discussion, the Employers Council team looks into what employers need to know when preparing for the next wave of the pandemic, and how they can take the lessons learned from this crisis into the next.
Live panel: Introduction by Aaron Guin, Esq., PHR and Amber Cruz, PHR, SHRM-CP, CEBS, followed by a live panel discussion
3:00 p.m. MDT/Denver
Closing Remarks and Final Q&A