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Introducing guest bloggers John Proctor and Nicole Legault

It’s a pleasure to welcome John Proctor and Nicole Legault as regular guest bloggers for First Reference Talks.

john-proctorJohn Proctor is one of the leading experts in human risk and travel risk management in Canada and is recognized internationally in this capacity. He has been responsible for the development of all of the federal captivity survival programs currently in use in Canada today and has helped several other countries with their own systems. He regularly provides advice internationally in this field to both government and corporate organizations. He initiated and designed the only captivity survival instructor’s course in Canada and has also actively supported and advised a number of federal government departments on recent Canadian captivity incidents.

John has 22 years experience in the British and Canadian forces. He is a qualified intelligence officer, HUMINT operator and hostage/crisis negotiator, he served as aircrew flying helicopters in the Royal Navy and he spent six years working with Canadian Special Forces in a variety of roles including head of human intelligence. He is a trained negotiator, qualified legal mediator and a behavioural consultant. John is currently vice president of Integrated Human Risk Solutions (iHRS), based in Ottawa. iHRS recently produced training for the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the national health and safety organization, on dealing with robbery, dealing with hostile customers and dealing with accidental hostage events.

nicole-legaultNicole Legault is an instructional designer and e-learning developer with experience creating corporate training on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from safe business travel to software implementation training.

Nicole’s diverse background includes a BA in Law as well as certification in web design and instructional design.

Nicole also works at iHRS.

They will take turns blogging every third Tuesday of each month, starting on May 17, 2011. They will be blogging on several topics, including how to protect the health and safety of employees in dangerous situations and working overseas, how to assess hostile situations and workplace environments and how to provide integrated and holistic solutions to the issues of human risk.

Yosie Saint-Cyr
First Reference Human Resources and Compliance Managing Editor

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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