Concurrent Sessions

Round III: Delivering Effective Leadership

1. Negotiation Skills for Safety Leaders

The mutual-gains negotiation framework you will learn in this session is theory, research-based and used for more easily gaining consensus. Using materials developed by the internationally respected Harvard Business School, Program on Negotiation (and the authors of “Getting to Yes”), you will participate in simulated negotiations to learn to separate people from the problem and turn differences into mutual gain.

Chris Ross, CSP, OHST, CPLP
President, CEO
The Engagement Effect, Anchorage, AK

9. Leadership without Borders

Successful global leaders are those with strategies for guiding and empowering a diversified workforce operating in different countries, cultures, and time zones. Being a competent global safety professional requires more than technical skills. It requires leadership, business, cultural, relationship building, communication as well as other soft skills. Join this session to build upon traditional leadership skills including a perspective on how cultural norms impact leadership and engage in a personal Global Leadership Self-Assessment.

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH (UK)
Global Solutions, Inc., Mendham, NJ

10. Assessment for Proactive Leadership

Leadership benefits from insight into the organization’s culture; the most common tool to gain this knowledge is a comprehensive safety culture assessment. The outcome of this effort will indicate where to position the efforts and resources needed to assure the effectiveness of safety initiatives. In this session, you will learn how to use assessments to identify key strategies for SH&E and align this plan with the business goals of the organization.

Walter C. Fluharty, Psy.D
Safety, Health and Environmental Manager
Saint Gobain Building Materials Distribution North America Inc., Hudson, OH

Concurrent Sessions

Round IV: Communicating with the C-Suite

11. From Safety Manager to Business Partner

Learn how to take a step further inside your organization’s C-Suite by becoming the safety business partner. Based on information gathered from interviews with corporate leaders, you will learn their candid responses to the ’wish list’ for the safety professional in their organization. You will be guided through the process of planning for and becoming the partner who satisfies C-Suite expectations.

John McBride, SPHR
National Recruiting Team Leader
Consentium Search, Short Hills, NJ

12. Your Seat at the Decision-Making Table is Ready

You need management to support and fund your safety initiatives, but how do you do that? You must understand how to get and keep a seat at the decision-making table. That seat is ready for the safety leader and in this session, you will learn how to achieve that connection with senior leadership of your organization. Some of the steps you will learn include identification of your company’s formal and informal power structure, the traits needed to affect change and effective communication with the leaders of your organization.

Regina McMichael, CSP
The Learning Factory, Inc., Clemson, SC