The Greater Burnside Business Association Luncheon scheduled for Thursday November 15th has been cancelled.
As you may be aware there has been some controversy about our Luncheon topic “Me Too” on Thursday November 15th. Our FaceBook page was very active with comments on what some readers felt was a misguided message about a very sensitive subject. Our intent was to enlighten our Business owners and managers on the importance of taking workplace harassment seriously and to engage in a dialogue.
Because of the very negative comments and personal attacks we have decided to cancel our luncheon for November. Below is the Official statement from the GBBA Board released today.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your interest in attending this event.
We do hope to see you for our very popular Holiday Luncheon on December 21, at the Best Western Dartmouth at 11:30. Please register on line at www.greaterburnside.com
Statement from GBBA’s Chair, Dee Deuville.
The GBBA executive committee met via telephone conference call today to discuss how to address social media comments about its monthly lunch event planned for this Thursday. The presentation for the event was meant to enlighten member business owners and managers on the importance of taking workplace harassment complaints seriously and to engage in dialogue about an important issue. However, in light of the social media comments, members of the GBBA executive and the Board felt the event had become something that it was not intended to be, and have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel the event for Thursday. We will evaluate whether to have a similar presentation topic at a future lunch.
The Greater Burnside Business Association is a business organization serving business members in the Burnside Area for more than 15 years. The GBBA board is made up of volunteers, providing a voice and resource on issues affecting business owners, as well as networking opportunities. The GBBA hosts a monthly networking lunch with speakers covering a different topic of interest each month. To become a member or attend one of our lunches, please visit our website at www.greaterburnside.com.
Greater Burnside Business Association
Our November 15th Luncheon is an event that you won’t want to miss!
With all of the media attention given to sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, workplaces need to become more sensitive to all forms of harassment, bullying and disrespectful behavior.
This has created an environment where staff and management need to be educated on how to speak to their employees. During this luncheon presentation, Shelley Alward MacLeod of HR On The Go Inc. will talk about the HR issues in the workplace.
Seats are limited so claim your spot now!
Guest Speaker – Shelley Alward MacLeod of HR On The Go Inc.
Shelley has 25+ years of experience in all areas of employment & labour law, human resources management, alternative dispute resolution, and Occupational Health & Safety management. After her schooling Shelley’s career was spent entirely in various industries working as the senior executive responsible for Human Resources and Labour Relations.
Shelley has worked both nationally and internationally in union and non-union environments in the education, hospitality, IT, long-term care, manufacturing, retail, not for profit, and tourism industries.
Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Shelley is also able to provide mediation, conciliation and arbitration services. These services are varied based on client needs and include workplace assessments, workplace investigations, facilitated discussions, and coaching.
Shelley is actively involved in her community serving as Past Board Chair and current Board Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax, Board Member and Marketing Chair for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Atlantic Institute and a long-time supporter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Shelley lives in Dartmouth with her husband, Earl, and their black lab, Cosmo.