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social media, drugs and alcohol seminar, London


Following our recent survey, which attracted responses from over 270 organisations, we were pleased to announce the launch of our seminars which considered the practical and legal concerns raised by the use of social media, drugs and alcohol on organisations. It has been widely documented that the trend towards monitoring and dealing with issues arising from that usage has been on the increase for a number of years and that was supported by many of those who responded to our survey. Consequently, the debate around how best to deal with this in the workplace continues.

Those organisations that completed the survey were sent a bound hard copy of the full report along with the offer of one free place at one of our seminars. An executive summary of our survey findings was available to all attendees on the day.

The seminars were held in Oxford on Thursday 26 April, Southampton on Thursday 3 May and Portsmouth on Thursday 10 May.


4.00 pm        Registration                                                                 
4.20 pm  Sarah Peacock - How organisations are dealing with issues that cross work-life and private-life boundaries: what our survey revealed
4.35 pm  Oliver Weiss - Minding your own business: the social media dilemma - when does your private life become a work matter?
5.10 pm  Short comfort break 
5.20 pm  John Mitchell - When does safety require an employer to take action?  
5.35 pm  Tim Forer - know your limits: employment issues arising from the misues of alcohol and drugs
6.00 pm  Q&A followed by refreshments and networking 
7.00 pm  Close 

Before, during and after the events, delegates were able to follow our discussions on Twitter using #SMDASeminars.


Blake Lapthorn
Watchmaker Court
33 St John's Lane


Wednesday 23 May 2012


4.00 pm - 7.00 pm


£50 plus VAT
One free place for organisations who completed the survey


If you would like further information please email


For further information please email