Event Details

Presented by

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)
Director of the NIH-supported Minnesota Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance within CIDRAP
Editor-in-Chief of the CIDRAP Business Source
Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Adjunct Professor in the Medical School
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Barbara Snell
Crisis Management Consultant for Human Resources
Target Corporation
Minneapolis, MN
Michael Janko, MBCP, ARM
Manager, Global Business Continuity
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Akron, OH


Will the upcoming influenza season make the spring H1N1 outbreak look like a trial run?
Smart organizations are learning from the experiences on the front lines this spring. Yours can, too.

With barely a break in the action, pandemic planners once again are facing a rising tide of preparedness pressures. The race to fortify your organization is on, and a new slew of scientific findings, government guidance, and conflicting news reports is mounting fast. Human resource professionals, on the pandemic front line in spring, will be among the most seasoned players that companies can rely on to face an unprecedented influenza threat this fall.
Priming your organization has never been more critical and benchmarking with successful peers never more essential. CIDRAP Business Source is bringing together expert planners from two Fortune 500 companies and a world-renowned authority in pandemic influenza to inform your efforts and answer your questions.
Join us as this expert panel combines years of expertise to equip you with the definitive "need-to-know" information in a live, interactive Webinar. Your participation will provide you with access to current, authoritative information and immediate real-world action steps, including results of live polling for benchmarking purposes and an opportunity to pose questions directly to the experts.
Panelists will cover:
  • The latest scientific information on H1N1 and key items to consider as we go into this year's flu season
  • Insight into the range of human resources policies and practices organizations are considering or adopting, including absenteeism, sick-leave pay, travel, and recovered workers returning to work
  • How a group of HR professionals from multinational corporations collaborated during the spring crisis to  ensure their organizations had access to effective practices as the pandemic unfolded
  • The successful interplay of crisis management and communication and how companies use tools such as conference calls, intranet sites, and phone hotlines
  • Key tools from H5N1 (bird flu) planning that were useful when H1N1 (swine flu) began, what approaches and practices had to be adjusted, and how at least two major corporations plan to stay flexible and responsive this fall
  • Managing the logistical challenges of employees, facilities, supply chains, and external partners in regions and countries with differing levels illness severity, access to care, and government regulations.  
Please note: For immediate access to current H1N1 coverage and expert commentary,
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Who should attend
Human resources and other professionals with responsibility for pandemic planning, business continuity planning, communication, risk assessment and mitigation, strategic and crisis planning, corporate governance, operations, supply chains, legal issues, security, communications, employee safety and travel management, and public-private sector partnerships.
Materials/premiums provided to participants
  • PDF file containing Webinar slides
  • 10-Point Framework on Business Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza

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 About the Speakers
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Dr. Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), editor-in-chief of the CIDRAP Business Source, director of the NIH-supported Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance within CIDRAP, a professor in the School of Public Health, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Barbara Snell
Barb Snell is the Crisis Management Consultant for Human Resources at the Target Corporation. Ms. Snell's 25 years of Target experience spans between Stores and the HR Operations Team at headquarters. For the past three years Barb's main focus has been on crisis management and business continuity planning for all areas of HR. Barb also leads the Minnesota Inter-Company Pandemic Planning (MIPP) Committee for Human Resources.
Michael Janko, MBCP, ARM
Mike Janko is responsible for strategic and tactical Business Continuity related activities for Goodyear's global operations, which include more than 60 plants in 26 countries with approximately. 70,000 associates and annual sales of approximately. $20 billion. Mr. Janko has over 25 years experience in all aspects of Business Continuity planning, including Incident (Emergency and Crisis) Management, Crisis Communications, Business Impact Analysis, Disaster Recovery and Risk Management.
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