Suggested introductions for Stephen Hammond,B.A., LL.B., CSP
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Dealing with workplace harassment, bullying and discrimination
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Stephen Hammond’s expertise is in improving workplace behaviours. He’s a professional speaker delivering training and keynotes speeches, predominantly for workplace leaders, regarding harassment, bullying, discrimination and the changing face of Canada.
Since 1992 Stephen has rescued organizations from workplace disasters and has strongly encouraged workplace leaders to change with the times, even if they are perplexed, overwhelmed and reluctant to act. While a lawyer by trade and still a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, he no longer practices law. He holds a professional designation with the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), is a past-Chair of their National Ethics Committee, and holds the designation of CSP, Certified Speaking Professional.
At a relatively young age, Stephen's life experiences shaped his views and passions regarding rights and other behaviours. Yes, his Bachelor of Arts in political studies from the University of Manitoba, and his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), gave him a good base. However, his education of “hard knocks” likely came from intense discussions with his feminist and politician mother Gerrie Hammond, as well as his experience of being arrested in communist Poland before being thrown out of the country for being a “spy.”
Stephen was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1988 and proceeded to work in the field of labour and employee relations both in the private and public sectors.
If you are introducing Stephen for a presentation, feel free to use any of the information noted above. Also, feel free to ask Stephen for a modified introduction that may suit your specific crowd. In the alternative, here are two suggested introductions which can be used verbatim, or with modifications. Whichever you use, please keep it short as you don’t want to lose the audience even before he speaks.
At a relatively young age, Stephen Hammond’s life experiences shaped his views and passions regarding human rights. Between obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, Stephen was the executive director of one of Manitoba's political parties and was thrown into jail in communist Poland, accused of being a spy for the West. Stephen was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1988 and proceeded to work in the field of labour and employee relations both in the private and public sectors. Stephen's goal is to support welcoming workplaces.
Stephen Hammond is an author, speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of the weird things people do at work that get them into trouble. Since 1992 Stephen has rescued organizations from workplace disasters and helped them to change with the times. While Stephen is a lawyer by trade and still a member of the Law Society of B.C., he no longer practices law. His favourite pastimes are downhill skiing, golfing and playing ball with his little dachshund, Willis. Stephen's goal is to support welcoming workplaces.