In an effort to shed light on the immense impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic and help ensure the safety of AEM member companies and their employees, AEM is offering a series of webinars to provide timely information and insights during these challenging times.

Dates, times and details related to AEM’s COVID-19 Response Webinar Series can be found below, with more information to come as it is made available. The first webinar in the series is available for viewing now.

Protecting Your Production Lines - 10 Steps Some Companies are Taking to Keep Running During the COVID-19 Crisis – Presented by Sherie Jones, PR/HR Manager of STEINBAUER Engineering

Sherie Jones shares a common-sense approach to keep working during the COVID 19 crisis by providing tips and lessons learned in Europe that can help keep things moving on the home front.

For the past 12 years, Sherie Jones has been involved in the daily operation of STEINBAUER Engineering’s Charlotte, NC location. STEINBAUER Engineering is an innovative, manufacturer independent designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced electronics and wiring harnesses - focusing on the machinery and automotive industries. Jones works daily with dealers and customers, from farming and mining sectors to contractors and local government, giving her unique and unfiltered insight into their, and in turn, our daily struggles.


Thursday, April 2 at 1 p.m. CT

Crisis Readying Against COVID-19 – Presented by Melissa Agnes, founder and CEO of the Crisis Ready Institute

Join AEM and Melissa Agnes as she discusses the key aspects of organizational COVID-19 crisis readiness:

  •  How to avoid common mistakes
  •  Preparing for unforeseeable risk
  •  Understanding the impact of emotion and using that to help position a brand as a leader for its customers, employees and community

Additionally, this webinar will touch on the ways employees can effectively position themselves as crisis leaders even amidst the volatility and fluidity that this world crisis presents.

Founder and CEO of the Crisis Ready Institute, Melissa Agnes is a recognized leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is the creator of the Crisis ReadyTM Model and author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World. She is a coveted speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today's leading organizations faced with the greatest risks.

Tuesday, April 7 at 1 p.m. CT


Thursday, April 9 at 1 p.m. CT

Economic Update on the Industry Impact of COVID-19 Presented by Oxford Economics

In the last few months the coronavirus went from an isolated crisis to a worldwide pandemic. As a result, the new macroeconomic baseline has completely changed. Join AEM and Oxford Economics as they assess the economic impact of COVID-19 on industries and the world economy. Hear the near-term outlook and future predictions based on historical experience.

Thursday, April 16 at 1 p.m. CT

Leadership During a Global Pandemic – Presented by Peter Sheanan, founder and Group CEO of  Karrikins Group

As founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally as a top-rated keynote speaker, innovative business thinker and thought leader. With staff in more than 23 cities across seven countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times. Sheanan has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. He is the author of seven books, including FlipGeneration Y, Making it Happen, and the recently released Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice.

Thursday, April 23 at 1 p.m. CT

Maintaining a Culture of Safety Through COVID-19 and Beyond – Presented by Elaine Cullen

Elaine Cullen’s nearly 40 years of experience in safety research for U.S. Bureau of Mines and for NIOSH, included major study of occupational cultures, to improve safety training effectiveness. Author of numerous publications, products, and convincing videos, Cullen is the recipient of multiple awards from NIOSH, CDC, International Society of Mine Safety Professionals, and a Telly Award. Cullen’s global work for safety helps explain why she was named by ASSE as one of the 100 Women in Safety, and also 2015 Safety Professional of the Year for Mining.

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