Speaker Presentations and Materials:
Dr. Mary O’Hara Devereaux's Presentation (pdf) and Economic Forecast (pdf)

Roundtable Comments Summary: "It's Not Another Hat, It's an Opportunity" (docx)

Roundtable Ideas for "Build a Change Management Plan " (docx)

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Showcase the strength of SH&E during these challenging times. Use this opportunity to make safety come out on top, recognized for facilitating your organization’s efforts to successfully do more with less, go greener, support new business models and initiatives, prepare for directions from a new OSHA administration and get ready for the changes occurring in these difficult times. Join us and learn to leverage the changes taking place in your organization for a gain in safety excellence.

Keynote Presentation

Extreme Transformation Ahead!

Mary O'Hara-Devereaux, Ph.D. - Global Foresight

We are just at the beginning of profound changes across the whole world of work. Powerful driving forces are working synergistically to sculpt a new economic and social landscape. The result? Radical shifts will reshape our work as safety professionals and our organizational life over the next 10 years forcing new choices for all of us to make on our jobs and for our businesses. Join in this provocative session to hear world- leading futurist and business forecaster, Dr. Mary O’Hara Devereaux reveal what the future holds for our organizations and the roles that we play in serving our employers and work force. Prepare to excel in this brave new world.

Mary O'Hara-Devereaux, Ph.D., of Global Foresight is one of the world's leading futurists and business forecasters, and the author of such best-selling books as Navigating the Badlands: Thriving in the Decade of Radical Transformation over the last 25 years, Founder and CEO of San Francisco-based think tank and strategy consulting firm Global Foresight and former Director of the Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley, Mary is renowned for her myth-busting insights that are at once profound, provocative, and pragmatic.

Mary's work has been featured on Bloomberg TV, Fox TV, CCTV in China, National Public Radio, AARP Radio and other regional and local radio shows; and in the Wall Street Journal Asia, the Los Angeles Times and other magazines and journals. Mary serves on several corporate and non-profit boards. Recently a professor at Peking University, she has also served as faculty at the University of California. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of California, and Fielding Graduate University.

Special Presentation

Thriving as Safety Professionals in the New Economy

Katherine A. Hart, Ed.D, CSP - ClearVision Consulting

For the last year and a half we have been participants in a world crisis that exploded in our midst, devastated millions, and is just now beginning to recede. As experts in disaster preparedness and response, safety professionals instinctively know that ‘crisis mode’ cannot be maintained and may be asking “when will we return to normal?” As reported in the Harvard Business Review, “the landscape of business has been altered forever” and leaders at all levels of the organization must learn how to operate in a “permanent” crisis mode. New buzz words such as fostering adaptation, embracing disequilibrium, and acknowledging interdependencies will be entering the business lexicon. Best practices are the norm, next practices are the future! Governmental regulation will be front and center, but with a slight twist. There is so much for safety professionals to focus on, but with a twist. Learn how to thrive and flourish in this brave new world.


It’s Not Another Hat! It’s an Opportunity

Thursday, March 11 • 1:00–2:00 pm

In today’s environment of organizational changes, new initiatives and greater expectations, SH&E has probably never had a better vantage to demonstrate its value to the organization. The characteristics of SH&E are highly compatible with new movements of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, not to mention safety’s drive to effect change in the culture of the organization. At this facilitated roundtable session, you will work as a group to determine some of the opportunities that exist for SH&E to gain greater recognition of value and rise to a higher level of excellence in these changing times. You will then develop a strategy to take back to your workplace to make that opportunity happen.


Build a Change Management Plan Roundtable

Friday, March 12 • 1:00–2:00 pm

Develop the framework of your own change management plan as you progress through the education components of this symposium. You will receive a tool to use during the symposium to reflect on the topics delivered and how these concepts can facilitate your overall change management plan. You will complete this plan at group roundtables and have your peers review your plan and provide input to help you achieve change successfully in your organization.