Course Description: When tragedy strikes the workplace, there is no easy or painless way to inform family members or co-workers – but it can be done well. Safety professionals are often charged with this difficult task without receiving the necessary training. What happens will have long-term ramifications for the family, the company, and the person carrying the news. This Webinar will identify practical do’s and don’ts for handling this challenging, yet critical, duty all safety professionals face.
Attend this Webinar and learn:
• How to prepare yourself emotionally and tactically
• How to reduce risk by controlling the setting
• What to say and not to say to family members and co-workers
• How to enlist resources and support
• How to handle worst-case scenarios
• How to care for yourself afterward
Your Webinar Presenter:
Bob VandePol, MSW serves as President of Crisis Care Network, the largest provider of Critical Incident Response Services to the workplace. Bob works with corporations, insurers, EAPs, and behavioral health professionals regarding how to manage the behavioral risks inherent in workplace tragedies. Active as a keynote speaker, Mr. VandePol has published and been quoted in business and clinical journals, co-authored book chapters addressing workplace security and response to tragedy, and has been featured in video training series.
He managed CCN’s Command Center in Manhattan after the 2001 terrorist attacks and has led numerous leadership summits/consultations following Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech tragedy, and other large-scale events regarding how employers could lead organizational recovery during crises. Mr. VandePol is a member of the Employee Assistance Professional Association’s Workplace Disaster Preparedness Panel of Experts and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.