Cheryl Otto 

Cheryl is the CEO and founder of OOPS Inc. She is a seasoned and proactive human resources lawyer, workplace investigator and mediator whose commitment has always been on effecting positive change, the resolution of issues, and making a difference. With her focus on the prevention of workplace harassment, discrimination, bullying and interpersonal conflict, Cheryl has consulted with and provided invaluable and cost-effective services to hundreds of businesses and organizations across Canada and the US in order to avoid unnecessary litigation. She offers extensive experience in the development and execution of policies, strategic planning, educational/training initiatives, investigations and effective and successful resolution of workplace complaints.  OOPS Inc. is a one-stop-shop for all things related to a respectful workplace and has an expert team of Educators, facilitators, he taters, investigators, violence experts, HR and Communications specialist, and professional coaches working together to deliver and integrated solution to conflict in the workplace.

October 9th

11:00am - 12:15pm (Breakout Session 1 - Mount Boucherie Room)

Most excellent practices in workplace harassment & bullying investigations: what all leaders need to know?

1:15pm- - 2:30pm (Breakout Session 2 - Mount Boucherie Room)

Most excellent practices in workplace harassment & bullying investigations: what all leaders need to know?

Workplace harassment investigations can be stressful and challenging processes. In this age of #metoo and #timesup, there is now more accountability and legal liability attached to conducting a thorough and fair investigation. When you receive a complaint, the first question is #nowwhat? We will discuss how to avoid the curveballs that may arise during an investigation and focus on the critical topics when conducting an effective investigation.