Berkeley College Legal Studies Professor Says Compliance in the Era of COVID-19 Requires a Humanistic Approach

Thursday, March 3, 2022
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Berkeley College Subject Matter Experts Join Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for ‘Learning Tracks’ Webinar Series to Assist NYC Businesses in Economic Recovery

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Berkeley College joined the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 3, 2022, to present “A Second Look: Compliance in the Era of COVID-19,” part of the Learning Tracks for Business Success webinar series to assist businesses during New York City’s economic recovery. 

Traci Dingle, JD, PhD, Professor, Justice Studies and Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies, spoke about the need for businesses to reevaluate their policies and procedures with a humanistic approach, following the health and social justice challenges of recent years. 

“Yes, we have policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations we have to follow,” Dingle said. “But in addition to following these, it is time to add a humanistic approach, post-COVID.” 

Dingle encouraged business leaders to reexamine their companies’ workplace health and safety, employee codes of conduct, and equal opportunity policies, and emphasized the importance of buy-in from employees at all levels. 

“Your company has to define what the workplace and safety look like for you,” she said. “Every business has a different culture, so everyone is not going to have the same definition or the same outlook.” 

She added, “The response from your employees is very important. You want to make sure they understand what the policies are, and you want them to feel that they had a part in updating those policies. In order to do that, you have to make them part of the conversation.”


Upcoming Learning Tracks for Business Success webinars include: 

  • Women in Leadership: How to Build Your Power Network

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12 to 1 p.m.

Presenter: Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations and Founder, Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Berkeley College 

  • Financial Planning for Small Closely-held Businesses

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Presenter: David Glazer, Director, Master of Business Administration Program, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business® 

  • Leveraging Data and Tech for Driving Business Value

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 1 to 2 p.m.

Presenter: Darshan Desai, PhD, Professor and Founding Chair,  Business Data Science, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business 

  • Diversity and Inclusivity Considerations in the Business Environment

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 12 to 1 p.m.

Presenters: Patricia Greer, JD, Chair, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies and Moya Bansile, Esq., Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, Professor and Pre-Law Advisor, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies 

Learn More: Chamber members may opt-in to engage with any of the Learning Tracks here: 

About the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce 

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is the convener, voice and advocate of the 100,000+ businesses across the borough of Manhattan, which is New York’s economic center. 

The Chamber is focused on advancing the economic vitality of our region by building a strong and thriving climate for the broad business community, including small businesses, startups and larger companies. 

While there are significant advantages to doing business in New York City, we provide meaningful solutions to overcome the biggest challenges facing businesses here. Since 1920, the Chamber’s mission has been to empower its members to thrive. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber’s nonprofit foundation has had eight staff members providing outreach and technical assistance to local businesses throughout Manhattan.  

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers continuing education programs to enhance career credentials.

Berkeley College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan, NY, and in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 4,000 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for nine consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College (NJ) one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North in its 2022 edition of the Best Colleges Survey.  In 2021 Berkeley College (NJ) was also recognized for the first time as a Top Performer on Social Mobility among colleges in the region. The website address is