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Scot Mattox – Identifying Impairment in the Workforce

Saturday, May 29, 2021 @ 10am

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Scot Mattox

Show Topic:

At a time in which alcohol and drug abuse is on the rise, are you or someone in your company in a position to identify when an employee is under the influence of an impairing substance?

Whether your organization has a drug testing policy, has federal contracts, has employees driving vehicles or operating heavy equipment, each may play a role in your legal obligations, but what about your general obligations to keep your work environment—and the people in your work environment—safe.

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to Scot Mattox, Esq. CEO of Dirigo Safety, LLC about identifying impairment in the workplace and the services that Dirigo Safety, LLC offers to companies to help educate leaders as to best practices related to safety and health concerning drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

From identifying signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug overdoses and impairment, appropriate elements to include in your impairment policies, and understanding the ever changing and evolving “lingo” about drugs, this is a can’t miss episode.

About The Guest:

Scot Mattox retired in September 2013 as a Sergeant with the Portland Police Department after 26 years in law enforcement. During his career, he held a number of positions within the police department including Patrol Sergeant, Directed Patrol and Tactical Enforcement Sergeant, and Internal Affairs Investigator.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology; a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management; a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law and is currently a member in good standing of the Maine Bar as well as an Adjunct Instructor in Criminology, Juvenile Justice, and Law Enforcement Ethics for St. Joseph’s College of Maine. He is formally a Maine licensed Paramedic and an Adjunct Instructor in Police Use of Force and Police Procedure at Southern Maine Community College.

After leaving Portland PD, Mr. Mattox worked as a Hearings Examiner for the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a year before taking a position as Maine’s first Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) contracted through a grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MeBHS). Currently, Mr. Mattox is the owner and CEO of Dirigo Safety, LLC where he continues TSRP contract work for MeBHS; as well as overseeing Dirigo Safety’s contract work with the Maine Center for Disease Control’s for Administrative Oversight of the Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws grant. He is also a reserve officer for Falmouth, Maine PD.

In addition to the grant work above, Dirigo Safety, LLC is the primary vendor for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy as Lesson Plan Writers for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and the Administration of the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program for the Maine Chiefs of Police. Dirigo also conducts law enforcement in-service training all over Maine and the several New England States. In 2020, Mr. Mattox was a contributing author for two publications by the National Traffic Law Center: Cannabis Impairment Detection Workshop Handbook; and the 2020 update of the Cops in Courttraining class curriculum.

Since 2017, DirigoSafety has held more than 100 classes and trained over 1,000 police officers in various law enforcement applications including The Fourth Amendment, Vehicle Operation Liability, Conducting Background Investigations, and Responding to Major Crimes and Homicides. Dirigo’s Mixed (Cannabis/Alcohol) Impairment Detection Lab (where officers are trained to detect cannabis and alcohol impairment using volunteers who have consumed either substance) is the first of its kind in the United States. Dirigo Safety also teaches workplace safety classes including Active Shooter Awareness; Workplace De-escalation; and Drug Impairment in the Workplace.

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Jodi Detjen What Does Organizational Inclusion Really Mean in 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 10am

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Jodi Detjen

Show Topic:

Inclusion has become a buzzword but what does organizational inclusion really mean in 2021.

In this week’s episode, CMA’s David Ciullo hosts Jodi Detjen, author of the new book The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Build a Stronger Organization.
Jodi and David discuss immediate actions you can take to make it a reality in your organization.

About The Guest:

Jodi is an accomplished organizational consultant and educator with a foundation in operational change management. Her mission is to help organizations leverage their talent strategically by increasing inclusion as soon as possible.

In addition to being Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting, Jodi is a Clinical Professor of Management and Academic MBA Program Director at Suffolk University, Boston, MA. She has worked in organizational development for over 25 years transforming the way people work at small and large companies. Jodi designs top-tier women’s leadership training for clients that include Skillsoft and Linkage. She has consulted and run workshops for clients such as Accenture, Microsoft Partners, Dimension Data, and Oracle.

She is a highly sought-after speaker and writer for organizations that include Bright Horizons, Society of Women Engineers, Harvard University, Smith College, Lean In, and Brandon Hall Group. She is the co-author of two books: The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life and The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes, published February 9, 2021.

Jodi earned her B.Sc. in Management Science from Virginia Tech and her MA in International Development Policy from Duke University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Business Administration at Temple University. She is an active member of many women’s advocacy organizations among them, the Geena Davis Women in Media and the Boston Club.

 

 


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Liz Johnston What is covering?

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 10am

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Liz Johnston

Show Topic:

Authenticity is key to having an inclusive work environment. But studies show that upwards of 60% of your workforce is likely covering some aspect of themselves.

What is covering? Coined in 1963 by Erving Goffman, the use of the term covering is increasingly used today for when individuals manage or downplay their differences and aspects of their true identity in order to “fit in.”

Examples of covering can include everything from hiding one’s sexual orientation or group affiliations to altering their appearance and grooming habits.

On this episode of HR Power Hour join Tawny as she talks to Verrill Labor and Employment lawyer Liz Johnston as they talk about what covering in the workplace looks like, how it is sabotaging DEI plans, and the legal implications of covering in the workplace.

About The Guest:

A regular contributor to Verrill’sTaking Care of HR Business blog, Liz handles a variety of employment matters including working with businesses of all sizes to ensure that their policies are in compliance with the latest legal updates and are working effectively for the organization in practice.

Liz also advocates for clients facing claims before state and federal courts, the Maine Human Rights Commission, and the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board.

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Innovation and Leadership Skills You Need to Know

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 10am

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Ryan Estis

Show Topic:

Leaders need to have the courage and conviction to use the trust they have built-in their organizations to pursue and influence the rapid and difficult changes that are happening today.

Ryan Estis of ryanestis.com is a national speaker, consultant, coach, and advisor who speaks with HRPH’s host David Ciullo on the personal growth, innovation and leadership skills needed in 2021 and beyond.

About The Guest:

Ryan Estis understands the challenges business leaders and top performers face because he’s been in their shoes.

He spent 15 years helping companies connect with employees and customers as a former ad agency executive and Chief Strategy Officer inside McCann World Group, building a client roster of category-leading brands.

Ten years ago, he decided to put that experience into practice and launch his own learning and advisory organization. Ryan is afforded an inside look at what the world’s best companies do to sustain an advantage and he shares that insight by helping clients initiate change, improve performance and deliver growth. Ryan has been recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers seen or heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine. His writing has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazines.

Ryan’s consulting and advisory work addresses leadership, sales, and strategy challenges. Ryan provides a unique blend of experience, perspective, and process to help executive teams navigate the increasingly complex business landscape and find solutions that deliver growth. His client roster includes many of the world’s most admired companies including IBM, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, The National Basketball Association, Mayo Clinic, Disney, Morgan Stanley, State Farm Insurance, Lowe’s, CVS, P&G, and AT&T.


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