As our community continues to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, TIANS and NSTHRC are here to help. TIANS, NSTHRC and our partners continue to provide you with webinars geared at equipping businesses with the skills and knowledge they need to survive the new realities of our COVID economy.
See upcoming events below, along with recorded webinars for those sessions you've missed.
TNS is offering a Spring Tune-up series each week in April with a lineup of fantastic presenters to help you freshen up your business and get ready for the peak tourism season. Full details about all of the webinars and registration information.
Package Up with Tourism Nova Scotia
April 22 10am
As the busy travel season approaches, now is a great time to review your online profile to help promote your business to visitors planning their Nova Scotia vacations. Have you updated your business listing, packages, events, or experiences on NovaScotia.com? Is your website up-to-date? What else should you be considering? Michelle Sears, Digital Marketing Advisor at TNS, will provide a quick recap of how you can market your business on NovaScotia.com. Judy Lynch, Tourism Development Advisor at TNS, will also share tips to help you create compelling packages to attract customers.
Promoting Health and Safety During Your Spring Ramp-up
April 29, 2021 at 10 am
As tourism businesses prepare to welcome visitors this Spring and Summer, health and safety are top of mind. Join TNS and TIANS for a webinar presented by Joe Treen, OH&S Director at Safety Services NS. The webinar will review the basics of health and safety and how business leaders can create a safe and welcoming environment for your staff and customers by understanding your obligations, providing training, and clear communication.
The webinar will cover:
- Obligations of employers and where to learn more
- Spring checklists and reviewing your health and safety plan, and orientation of new staff and re-adjusting to the workplace
- Planning communications with customers on-site to ensure continued compliance with COVID safety measures
- Planning for guests completing a two-week self-isolation
- Building confidence by promoting your safety plan to potential customers
- Training and certification available in Nova Scotia for the tourism industry on cleaning practices, including Clean it Right and follow-up audits available through Safety Services of NS
Eligible webinar participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for an audit with Safety Services of Nova Scotia. More details will be provided during the webinar. To be eligible for an audit, participants must be a tourism business currently in operation in Nova Scotia.
COVID-19 Safe Event Planning Webinar Series
TIANS partners, Hospitality Saskatchewan have generously offered access to our Industry here for an upcoming webinar series, "Hospitality Health and Wellness."
The first of 4 webinars kicked off April 1st. The Series will focus on the significant challenges facing our front line, managers and owners during the pandemic and best practices in handling the stress associated with these times.
The hospitality industry is under significant strain, and many individuals are struggling with their mental health. The premiere webinar featured motivational speaker, Allan Kehler, who reminds us that when it comes to mental health, silence is not the answer. The time to talk is NOW.
Conversation with Dr. Strang:
COVID - 19 presentation for Regional Enterprise Networks
A virtual update session for Nova Scotia's business community, including an update for Nova Scotia businesses featuring Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang and Department of Business Deputy Minister Bernie Miller.
Beyond 2020: Leveraging government support & focusing on cashflow
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to have a plan for moving forward. In this session you’ll hear from Grant Thornton advisors who will cover evolving government programs, managing cash flow and your business, and the importance of real-time information and the value to your business.
The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council is pleased to introduce a the Health & Safety Certificate Series, which includes customized webinars for the Tourism Industry. Each Wednesday for four consecutive weeks, Industry will be introduced to key Health & Safety issues which will cumulate with a session topic determined by feedback through participant survey.
Crisis Communications in Times of Pandemic (w/ National Public Relations)
How a business communicates in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic is key to its future success and sometimes its very survival. As consumer behaviour changes, supply chains become disrupted and employees and employers navigate uncharted territory and potentially uncertain futures, the importance of a well-crafted crisis management plan is becoming ever clearer to Canadian enterprises. We were joined by Mark Boutet and Larry Markowitz of NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada’s leading public relations firm to discuss the basic principles of crisis communication, and focus on maintaining your brand during these challenging times.
Tourism HR Canada is delighted to share a recording of its latest webinar, Growth, Interrupted: Navigating COVID’s shock to Canada’s tourism workforce.
President and CEO Philip Mondor leads this one-hour presentation, sharing insights into the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the tourism workforce.
Disciplining Employees for Safety Violations in the COVID-19 Era | OHS Insider
When it comes to employee performance management, can health and safety violations justify the “for cause” termination of an employee? The short answer to this question is yesand no. Ultimately, there is no fixed rule as to the degree of misconduct required to justify a dismissal for just cause. So, where does that leave employers when it comes to understanding whether a just cause termination is appropriate for a health and safety violation?
Navigating COVID-19: The Science of Signage | Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Watch the Recording
Tourism NS 2020 Marketing Campaign Launch
Marked Safe - The Quickest Way to Safely Get Your Business Back Up and Running |Halifax Chamber of Commerce
RANS presents: Commercial Lease & Contract Considerations
WEBINAR: Market Research
WEBINAR: Strategies for How Businesses Can Persevere and Recover from COVID-19
Cybersecurity and the impact of COVID-19 on your business
Tourism Nova Scotia Webinar Series
Offering practical information you can use to steer your business through COVID-19, then rebuild and recover post-pandemic. Webinars are held weekly and are updated as more webinars are confirmed.
CHIC Digital President/CEO Digital Round Table
The landscape shaping the future of the Canadian hotel industry. Moderated by Tyler MacDonald, Heather McCrory (Accor), Don Cleary (Marriott Hotels of Canada) and Brian Leon (Choice Hotels).
Guiding businesses through the response to COVID: An Outline of Support Programs
An updated webinar on navigating current support programs and cash flow best practices, presented by TIANS and Grant Thornton.
CHIC Digital Webinar Series
Operating in the time of COVID-19 – Hotel and Resort Operations Best Practices Series, presented by the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.
Working w/ Industry Through COVID-19 & Beyond to Resilience
Destination Canada's May 12 webinar with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development, Official Languages; Ben Cowan-Dewar, Chair of the Board, Destination Canada; & Charlotte Bell, President/CEO, TIAC.
Helping Businesses Respond During COVID-19 Webinar Series
Halifax Chamber of Commerce: Navigating COVID-19 Webinar Series
We know the Halifax business community is doing their due diligence and carefully monitoring developments related to the impacts of the Coronavirus. We are helping you stay informed on COVID-19 with the introducing of our webinar series, Navigating COVID-19.
eCornell | Restarting the Hospitality Industry
eCornell highlights initiatives that will help get travelers back to hotels, including developing new cleanliness standards for the industry, obtaining funding, and conveying confidence and trust to the travel sector. We will also discuss how hotels, including their restaurants, will likely be operated differently in the future, as well as the silver linings or opportunities embedded in the crisis.
Euromonitor International |How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced consumers to adopt new habits, reevaluate priorities and shift consumption. This on-demand webinar analyses the short- and long-term implications of COVID-19 on consumer behaviour and how businesses can prepare for these shifts.