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

Tim Daniel from International SOS to lead expert panel on assessing policies and planning to prevent disaster for travelers and expatriates

Nov 21, 2012, 13:30 ET from International SOS

TREVOSE, Pa., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, will hold its latest webinar in the series, "Start to Finish: Eight Essential Steps for Duty of Care," on Thursday, Nov. 29, focusing on the importance of policies and procedures that can prevent disasters for travelers and expatriates.

About this series

This is the third step in the eight-part complimentary 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 60-minute webinar explores an engaging, timely topic from each of the steps so organizations can keep their global workforce healthy, safe and secure.

Step 3: I'm Okay, Are You?
Essential Policies & Procedures that Can Prevent Disaster
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 1 - 2 p.m. EST

From an employee being arrested and thrown in jail to calming down an irate executive during a crisis, a panel of experts will take a look at real world circumstances that might fall into an organization's lap - and how to avoid them from happening in the first place. Led by Tim Daniel, Group Executive VP for International SOS, the panel will explore:

  • How to develop policies and procedures that make sense and fit into an organization's policies;
  • Strategies that enable organizations to better manage those heading to risky places with proper training and situational awareness;
  • The latest policies and procedures that are being implemented today such as: "I'm okay."

Daniel will be joined by Julie Anne Friend, JD, Associate Director for International Safety and Security, Study Abroad Office, Northwestern University; Shelby LeMaire, Corporate Travel Manager, iRobot; and Ty Richmond, Senior Vice President, Global Security, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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 – as well as media that cover those sectors.

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 register 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.

SOURCE International SOS