Healthy Employer and Employee Responses to COVID 19

Free Recorded Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic surely is the most daunting organizational challenge managers, HR, wellness and OHS professionals, and employees have ever faced. It has turned day-to-day work practices upside down, threatening the survival of some businesses, and generating pervasive fear and insecurity across the workforce. In this recorded webinar, three workplace experts discuss how available evidence-based resources, practices and tools can be readily adapted to help organizations and individual employees find their way through this open-ended crisis.

The presenters take a realistic look at what can you do today that will foster the personal and team psychological and social skills needed to position your organization for where you want to be a year from now.

The Conference Board of Canada logo

Where insights meet impact

We empower and inspire leaders to build a stronger future for all Canadians through our trusted research and unparalled connections.

Presented by:

About Dan Bilsker

Dan BliskerDan Bilsker, PhD, is a psychologist who maintains a Vancouver practice in clinical psychology, providing work-focused cognitive behavioral treatment and independent assessment. His academic appointments are Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University and Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

COVID-19: Get all the insights

Key take-aways:

  • Learn how to build and maintain organizational and team resilience.
  • Learn how to address the psychological health and safety of workers and workplaces during the current pandemic…and beyond
  • Understand the importance of trust during turbulent times.
  • Understand the coping skills that build resistance to the impact of intense stress.

About Merv Gilbert

Merv GilbertDr. Merv Gilbert is a Director at Vancouver Psych Health + Safety Ltd,, a consulting group providing services that enable organizations to foster psychologically healthy employees and workplace climates. He has worked as a psychologist for over thirty years in clinical and leadership roles in regional, provincial and international settings. Dr. Gilbert is an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He is a member of the Steering Committee of American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Network. He is a primary participant in the development, evaluation and dissemination of resources for workplace mental health, including Guarding [email protected], Antidepressant [email protected] and Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers.

About Graham Lowe

Graham LoweGraham Lowe has over 30 years of organizational, labour market, and policy consulting experience across Canada and internationally. He is president of The Graham Lowe Group Inc., a workplace consulting and research firm ( He also was a founding partner of the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, an affiliate of the U.S.-based global consulting firm specializing in transforming workplace cultures. All of his consulting projects involve extensive knowledge synthesis and transfer to managers, employees, unions and professional associations. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and has been a visiting professor, lecturer, and researcher at other universities in Canada, Europe, and Asia.