2020 HR Webinar Series, Part III: COVID-19 - Business Lessons Learned and Strategies to Prepare for the Upcoming Flu/Extended Pandemic Season

2020 HR Webinar Series, Part III: COVID-19 - Business Lessons Learned and Strategies to Prepare for the Upcoming Flu/Extended Pandemic Season

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 11 am to 12:30 pm

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The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for employers across Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. What business lessons have we learned from this? How should companies prepare for the upcoming flu season and a possible resurgence of COVID-19? What are the planning strategies companies should follow in any disaster to ensure business continuity?

We are pleased to present Brooks Nelson, Senior Director Global Resilience, for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He will present lessons learned from a national and international perspective and will provide insights into what companies should expect moving forward.

George Giangi, Chairperson, Business, Industry and Infrastructure for the South Central Pennsylvania Task Force, will detail lessons learned for Pennsylvania employers, and will include human resources and information technology considerations. He also will discuss business continuity plans companies should have in place to prepare for the fall.

The program will highlight:

  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic from a state, national and international perspective
  • Best practices to ensure business continuity during disasters, including strategies companies should adopt in preparation for flu season and the possible resurgence of COVID-19
  • Internal challenges employers faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to better prepare moving forward – with emphasis on health and safety protocols, labor/employment issues and information technology

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 1.5
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 1.5
Human Resource Certification Institute SPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours 1.5
SHRM Preferred Provider SHRM-CP ™ / SHRM-SCP ™ PDC's 1.5

Note: To receive continuing education credits, each individual is required by the crediting organizations to log on and log off as proof of attendance.

For questions on Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 |

About The Speakers

Brooks Nelson

Brooks Nelson manages the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center’s Disaster Preparedness, Relief, and Recovery program. In this position, Brooks leads programming around the private sector’s role in disaster preparedness and community resiliency. Brooks also coordinates the Center’s response to natural and man-made disasters through the Corporate Aide Tracker, business delegation trips, and coordination calls. In addition to leading the global resilience program, he also supports the execution and management of the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. Brooks began working with Corporate Citizenship Center in March 2009 as a researcher for the Together for Recovery campaign. Previously, Brooks was the senior manager for operations at the Center where he was responsible for the day to day management of the center as well as directing event logistics. He has also served as coordinator for the Business and Society Relations program where he was the lead for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. For this significant anniversary, the Center helped mobilize and track over 911 projects completed by businesses and chambers across the country.  Prior to joining the Center, Brooks was with USA Freedom Corps, the civic engagement office of the White House under the Bush Administration.Brooks is a graduate of Iowa State University where he holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Public Service and Administration and the other in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production with an emphasis in creative design. Brooks is originally from New Providence, Iowa.

George Giangi

George Giangi is a consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the field of emergency management, business continuity planning, security, counter-terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, workplace violence prevention, response to active shooter incidents and facility vulnerability assessments. He currently chairs the Business, Industry and Infrastructure Sub-Committee for the South Central Pennsylvania Task Force. In this position he has conducted hundreds of facility vulnerability assessments for government, private sector and faith-based organizations. He also works with Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and law enforcement to share sensitive security information to safeguard the business community. A chemist by background, George was hired as the Emergency Preparedness Director immediately after the Three Mile Island disaster to institute safety and security protocols for the company, and was highly successful in accomplishing these goals. He teaches many courses including Terrorism Awareness and Prevention, Soft Target Awareness, Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention, Active Shooter Response, Business Continuity Planning, and Facility Vulnerability Assessments.