Influential Leadership Skills

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Instructors

• James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises LLC, Hurst, TX
• Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH
President, TFC & Associates, Apex, NC
• Samuel Gualardo, MA, CSP
President, National Safety Consultants, Inc.
• Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM
President, T-JENS & T-JENS, Inc.
• C. David Langlois, CSP,
Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.
 

Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH

Mr. Cecich, has extensive experience in SH&E and previously he was Vice-President EHS Global Business Support at GlaxoSmithKline and had safety management positions at the IBM and Allied Chemical Corporations.

He holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering. He is member of the graduate faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where he teaches a graduate course entitled "Financial Aspects of Health and Safety".

He is a 38 year member of ASSE serving in various positions such as past president of the North Carolina Chapter, ASSE Foundation trustee, governmental affairs strategic planning, professional development conference, educational standards and public relations committees. He is a two time recipient of the Society's Culbertson Award and also received the ASSE President's award. He also served on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Chairman of the Board of the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina, and member of the NC Environmental Management Commission. He is a co-author of the landmark National Science Foundation study Climate Change Impacts on the United States.

James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP

James "Skipper" Kendrick, has over 30 years-experience in the fields of management, safety, education and training. Named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade, he was formerly the Director, EHS Training for Textron Inc., responsible for developing and leading EHS training strategies for businesses in 29 different countries with up to 45,000 employees worldwide. Prior to this position, Mr. Kendrick was Manager, Industrial Safety and Hygiene for Bell Helicopter.

He holds a ASSE's Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Program in Safety Management Certificate, certified OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. Mr. Kendrick is a professional member of ASSE and has been named as an ASSE Fellow, recognized for outstanding service and dedication, been named Safety Trainer of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year at the Chapter, Region and National level.

Influential Leadership Skills

2 Days/ 1.4 CEUs

This two-day seminar consists of the following topics:

  • Shifting focus from compliance-driven safety
  • Communicating the value of safety to the organization
  • Principles of leadership
  • Leadership vision and strategic thinking
  • Influencing line management
  • Ethical decision making
  • Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your current OSH model
  • Selecting the best model for producing long-term safety performance success
  • Having your revised OSH management plan is accepted and recognized by your organization

Seminars Include

  • Continuing education units 
  • Beverage breaks (breakfast and lunch will be on your own)
  • Workbooks for each seminar
  • Personalized certificate is awarded as documentation of this achievement

Time Schedule

Seminars begin promptly at 8:00AM and conclude at 4:30PM each day.

Walk-in Registrants

Class size is limited. Please contact ASSE before coming to determine if an opening is available.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants canceling within 10 working days of the program will be refunded tuition less $100 fee. Registrants who do not cancel and do not attend the workshop will not have tuition refunded. A $25 processing fee will be charged for substitutions. ASSE reserves the right to cancel any workshop or seminar two weeks prior to presentation. ASSE reserves the right to substitute faculty should unforeseen events occur.

Special Needs

Whenever possible, arrangements will be made for special needs registrants provided ASSE receives 45 days advance notice. Please write a letter of explanation, your name and phone number, and attach to the registration form. ASSE will contact you.

 
 

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