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Webinar Recordings – Developing a Culture of Safety: Risk Management is Everyone’s Business! (3-part webinar series, presented by Aléas)

September 26, 2019 - October 10, 2019

Cost: Members: $250 | Non-Members: $300 Purchase

Educational institutions face increasing safety challenges abroad such as failing infrastructures, natural disasters, criminality, socio-political instability, conflicts and understand the need to mitigate those risks. A culture of safety is an organization-wide approach to the management of safety and is the end result of all stakeholders’ efforts toward attitudes, goals, values and proficiency of an organization’s occupational health and safety program.  The case law on health-related offenses reveals three essential elements: authority, prevention and efficiency. Aléas facilitated three online sessions of one hour on each elements emerging from jurisprudence.

Session 1: Authority

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm ET
Topics Covered: Institutional risks, Tolerance to risk, Governance (policy/regulatory framework)

This session focused on the importance for an organization to demonstrate authority and implement protocols, procedures and tools that permit to govern safely its international activities. Time was spent in presenting the occupational health and safety legislation of the Canadian criminal code. Aléas discussed institutional risks of not developing governance and what constitutes and organization’s tolerance to risk. The session ended with a presentation of the different safety elements that a governance document (policy/regulatory framework) should address.

Session 2: Prevention

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Topics Covered: Risk identification and analysis, Risk mitigation strategies and measures, Training

Once an organization has clearly established its positions with regards to safety, it is possible to develop and implement the prevention tools and training in accordance with this tolerance to risk. To ensure that the prevention programs put in place are adequate, the organization must identify the risks and analyze them. The risk mitigation strategy adopted dictates the type of measures that can be put in place. Aléas presented a methodology to perform a good activity analysis in which risks are identified and mitigated. Examples of mitigation measures (instructions, rules, protocols, training, etc.) were provided.

Session 3: Efficiency

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Topics Covered: Communication and operating procedures, Crisis management protocols, Risk management tools

No matter where your travellers go or the type of activity they engage in while abroad, crises can arise. Even if many efforts aimed at prevention take place prior to departure, it is impossible to plan for every possibility. When arising, the amplitude and consequences of a crisis can expand rapidly and make its resolution very challenging. Managing effectively a crisis requires, upstream, the implementation of communication and operating procedures, crisis management protocols and risk management tools. During this session, Aléas presented elements that permit an organization to be efficient and manage situations with efficiency.

Marie-Claude Du Cap
CEO and Founder of ALEAS

Marie-Claude Du Cap is a fully bilingual, result-oriented executive with close to 15 years of experience in key decision-making positions in international logistics, program development and risk management. For over a decade, she acted as the International Mobility Counselor at the Cégep de Saint-Jérôme. Marie-Claude’s experience within the educational sector permits her to understand clearly the complexities of institutional clients and to develop risk-management programs adapted to their needs. Marie-Claude has pursued many missions abroad during which she’s acquired in the field knowledge. Prior to founding Aléas, she was a member of upper-management at SiriusMedx where she coordinated the administrative services and the development of corporate training. Marie-Claude holds a Master’s degree in Recreation Management from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Leisure Science from Concordia University in Montreal during which she completed a minor from the John Molson School of Business, where she is part-time faculty.


September 26, 2019
October 10, 2019
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