Virtual Workshop Series Presented During COVID-19

Virtual Workshop Series Presented During COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, civil unrest, and dramatic changes to our workplaces, Perspectives Ltd created a series of virtual workshops. Our goal was to provide information, tools, and strategies for leaders, HR professionals, insurance brokers, and teams.

Virtual Workshops

  • Navigating a New Workplace
    A virtual panel about creating a better workplace based on learnings from 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. The team discusses developing a long-term, hybrid, workforce with Todd Malone, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Loyola University.
  • Pain to Progress: The COVID-19 Women’s Recession
    The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout disproportionately affect women. Learn what employers can do to support women in their workforce.
  • Support for First Responders
    First responders face stress and trauma daily, meaning they learn to react and cope differently than others. This panel of experts shares tips and solutions for supporting our first responders.
  • To Require Vaccinations or Not to Require Vaccinations–That is the Question
    As an employer, can you legally require vaccinations for your workforce and, if you do, what factors should you consider? What kind of mental health impact on employees can you expect? Here are the answers you need.
  • Effective Leadership Development in a COVID-19 Environment
    Many managers and supervisors lack the skills necessary to fulfill their positions. Mike Patterson provides a solid introduction to developing leaders in the new COVID-19 landscape. 
  • Organizational Culture and Engagement–Digging Out from 2020!
    Phil Gafka has decades of experience coaching business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs in turning their potential into performance. In this session, he shares his advice on getting leadership skills back on track after a year like 2020.
  • Curating Your Life: Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance
    Work, home, kids, parents, school, groceries, holidays. If you feel like you can’t take one more thing on your plate, this is the virtual workshop for you. Dr. Gail Golden talks about where to excel, where to be mediocre, and what you shouldn’t do at all.
  • Communicate for Impact: 6 Steps to Persuasion
    This session provides 6 steps to successful persuasion based on active listening in a virtual space. 
  • Supporting Working Parents During COVID-19
    Learn how to take a compassionate, results-focused approach to the burden of parents in your workforce. We talk about the importance of self-care, how to talk with children, and more.
  • The Frightening Problem of Workplace Violence
    Employers must focus on prevention to safeguard employees. This includes having an effective crisis management plan and mental health support, should a violent incident occur. Experts cover the legal, security, and people aspects of a thorough workplace violence approach in this 75-minute virtual workshop.
  • Compassionate Layoffs During COVID-19
    Ingrid Becton provides suggestions on acting with empathy so those who are displaced and those who remain know that they matter. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it also affects your brand in the long term.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How to Get Your Organization Headed in the Right Direction
    This is for people leading change in their organization. Our panel shares 12 steps for creating successful DEI initiatives, as well as best practices and examples of companies that are getting it right.
  • Chaos to Calm in COVID-19
    Mary Ellen Ball teaches us how to recognize behaviors that benefit collaboration or drive strife. She shows us how to leverage organizational values for collaboration, review scripts, and build the courage to connect.
  • Fighting Racism in the Workplace: What You Can Do (Part 1)
    Protests, calls for racial justice and reform, violence, and more affect employees and, therefore, workplaces. Hear insight from your peers and get resources from our account managers.
  • Fighting Racism in the Workplace: What You Can Do (Part 2)
    Perspectives' Account Managers field insightful audience questions from organization leaders and HR executives about how to be an ally, understanding diversity versus inclusion, and anti-racism resources.
  • Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: What Can You Do
    In this brief session, Vanessa Smith delves into the organizational impact and legal implications of a failure to create an equitable culture. She also discusses key elements of a sustainable diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.
  • Creating Messaging that Works with a Remote Audience
    Overcome the challenges of distance, physical separation, and negative emotions. Understand how messaging works differently in person and over screens, learn a simple and relevant messaging process and take away tools to creatively and effectively connect to people.
  • Bringing Employees Back to Work
    Sheila Williamson and Perspectives’ Account Managers Jorie Cotton and Sunette Thompson discuss leadership training, employee readiness assessments, mental health resources, workplace safety, and much more that you should consider.
  • Work From Home 2.0
    Vanessa Smith discusses how can we make employees working from home manageable and sustainable, including tips for work-from-home arrangements, setting expectations, legal implications, etc.
  • Responses and Resources: COVID-19 from the Employee Assistance Perspective
    Vanessa Smith discusses how can we make employees working from home manageable and sustainable, including tips for work-from-home arrangements, setting expectations, legal implications, etc.
  • Leading During a Crisis: What Does it Mean?
    Former infantry officer and graduate of the army’s ranger school Wes Becton delves into necessary leadership traits, thought-feeling-action model, choosing how you show up, and takeaways.
  • Top 10 Tips to Run Effective Virtual Meetings
    Our facilitator provides actionable insight on how to create clarity, connections, healthy candor, and commitment, along with ways to maximize participant engagement regardless of platform.
  • Get Equipped and Get Ahead with Effective Remote Leadership
    This is a fast-paced, interactive virtual workshop that offered a sampling of our full session. We covered: stepping up to remote leadership, avoiding the pitfalls of managing from afar, and 5 tactics for engaging employees at a distance.


Free Assessments–Communications and Working From Home

Take a brief assessment that will offer insight into how you might manage yourself when working virtually–free to you and your team members.

Employee Assistance Program

We offer a wide range of life enhancement, assistance, and development services, including mental health, physical and financial wellness, child- and eldercare, training, and skill-building.


Perspectives offers various leadership development and coaching services, such as virtual training workshops for leaders and teams, executive coaching: leading through crisis, consulting for HR and business leaders, and outplacement and career transition services. Additional coaching, consulting and customized training services are available for teams and individuals as well.