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    May Web Meeting - How to Help Employees Manage Stress During COVID-19

    Date: May 13, 2020, 8:15am – 9:30am
    Akron Area SHRM
    8:15am - Opening and Announcements
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
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    How  to  Help  Employees  Manage  Stress During COVID19

    All registration fees over the cost of running the webinar this month will be donated to the SHRM Foundation!

    Learn more about the SHRM Foundation here!

    Program Overview

    To say that Covid-19 has rocked the U.S. economy is an understatement. Every day, we read headlines about how quickly the coronavirus is spreading, the rising death toll, and how more and more employees losing their jobs.  For businesses still operating and those who just opened their days, there’s plenty of workplace stress due to COVID-19, from adapting to new working arrangements, having the kids home, employees getting sick, and much more. It can be difficult for employees to manage their stress and anxiety amid COVID-19. Managers and HR professionals can play an important role in helping employees cope with the added stress and uncertainties of the pandemic.

    In this presentation, we’ll help you to understand the stress that employees may be experiencing and provide stress and anxiety management strategies and tools that can help all of us to get through this challenging time.


    • Recognize the difference between good vs. bad stress
    • Learn remote and onsite common stressors and recommend coping strategies
    • Identify signs to recognize an employee who is struggling with stress and anxiety
    • Understand a formula on how to approach a struggling employee
    • Recognize three tips on how you can use your emotional intelligence to help
    • Describe specific ways and ideas on how Managers and HR Professionals can help the employees


    Meet our speaker, Amy B. Shannon:

    Amy B. Shannon, President, Pinnacle Leadership Solutions, has specialized in Organizational Development, Human Resources and Training for over 20 years.  For the past seven years, Amy has been an Organizational Development consultant working with clients in manufacturing, service, financial, non-profit and healthcare industries.  Prior to her OD work, she spent six years as a Human Resources Manager in service and manufacturing organizations, and then she moved into Director level positions with Western-Southern Enterprise and at Kendle International.  In both of these organizations, Amy built competency-based corporate universities that were recognized on a national level as well as noted in trade magazines.  Amy has worked with clients in roles such as Executive Coach, Leadership Trainer and Facilitator as well is a Certified Mediator.   She has spoken at national conferences on topics such as The Corporate University Week at the Disney Institute, HR Star Atlanta and Cleveland. 


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