International SOS to Host Second Essential Step in Webinar Series on Duty of Care Responsibility

John Rendeiro and Julie McCashin from International SOS to lead webinar on assessing best practices to strategic planning

Oct 18, 2012, 13:00 ET from International SOS

TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, will hold its latest webinar in the new series, "Start to Finish: Eight Essential Steps for Duty of Care," on Thursday, Oct. 25, focusing on the importance of planning for a crisis and gathering key internal stakeholders, as well as defining an organization's culture and appetite for risk.

About this series

This is the second step in the eight-part webinar series aimed to enhance, challenge and ensure organizations are fulfilling their Duty of Care obligations. During each session, industry experts and practitioners take a deep look at the essential best practices to implement a successful travel risk management program, utilizing Dr. Lisbeth Claus* 8-Step Duty of Care Model. Each complimentary, 60-minute webinar explores an engaging, timely topic from each of the steps so organizations can keep their global workforce healthy, safe and secure.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012, 1 to 2 p.m. EST

The second webinar in this series, moderated by John Rendeiro, Vice President, Global Security and Intelligence, International SOS, will examine best practices in strategic planning, the next step in the Duty of Care model. Topics to include: Defining an organization's culture and appetite for risk; Identifying and ranking stakeholders decision makers; Reviewing the types of plans – medical emergency response, business continuity, travel risk, pandemic, reputational risk – that may or may not exist within your organization.

He will be joined by expert panelists – Julie McCashin, Vice President, Health Services Development, International SOS; George Nunez, Director, Office of Emergency Management, George Washington University; James Shuppert, M.D., Director, Health Services, Corning Incorporated; and Joan Vincenz, Managing Director, Managed Care Programs, United Airlines – who will guide attendees through experienced real-world practices of their own, revealing "quick wins" to inform an organization of its risk level and ensure compliance.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who manages or is responsible for employees overseas will benefit from this webinar, including those in the areas of medical, security, human resources, business continuity, risk management, travel, and legal.

Follow this link to register to attend this webinar. Anyone who registers for all eight thought leadership webinars will be sent a Duty of Care Certificate of Completion.

Can't Attend?
Follow this link to receive the recording within three business days after the event.

Offering Credit Hours:
This program has been approved for 1 (Specified-International) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Learn more managing the risks of a global workforce at Dialogues on Duty of Care.

Download International SOS's white paper, Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study, a first of its kind research report that measures how well global companies implement best practices to safeguard traveling employees, and provides employers with a road map for successfully fulfilling their duty of care obligation.

*About the study author:
Lisbeth Claus, PhD, SPHR, GPHR, is a Professor of Global Human Resources at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon (USA). Dr. Claus has been widely published in academic and professional journals on subject matters related to a wide variety of global HR management issues. Dr. Claus is the author of Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study.

About International SOS

International SOS ( is the world's leading medical & security services company operating from over 700 sites in 76 countries with 10,000 employees, led by 1,100 physicians and 200 security specialists. Our global services include medical and risk planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response for travelers, expatriates and their dependents of over 70 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.

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