Round III: Delivering Effective Leadership
8. 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
The Engagement Effect, Anchorage, AK
Chris Ross has been a performance consultant, trainer, lecturer and presenter for over 30 years. He owns The Engagement Effect, a multi-discipline training and consulting firm in Alaska with clients throughout North America. The Engagement Effect provides leadership and supervisory development, employee selection, strategic planning, business performance improvement, risk management, regulatory compliance and emergency response planning. With a background in civil engineering and organizational development, he has over thirty years of experience in human resources, safety management, risk management, project management, budgeting, and operations.
He has presented over a thousand training classes, workshops, seminars, keynote speeches and presentations. He is a Certified Facilitator for Franklin Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People and FOCUS) and a Master Trainer for Development Dimensions International (over 200 leadership and supervisory development courses).He is also a frequent contributor and columnist for “Alaska Contractor,” “Council Prospector,” and many other publications.
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
Kathy A. Seabrook works with multinational companies, across industry sector, seeking to strategically manage their company's safety and health risks and integrate safety and health into their business model and strategy, including sustainability. She is a management consultant, internationally known speaker, leadership trainer, author, facilitator and strategic planner in the field of global environmental, health and safety management.
She was recently named to the “The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS in 2010-2011” by EHS Today; “Power 101 Leader of the Environmental Health and Safety World “ by ISHN magazine; One of the “100 Women—Making a Difference in Safety” by ASSE’s Women In Safety Engineering Common Interest Group. She has a BS in Chemistry from JMU.
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
Dr. Walter C. Fluharty is currently the Safety, Health and Environmental Manager for Saint Gobain Building Materials Distribution North America, where he is responsible for 125 distribution facilities and a fleet of nearly 1,000 vehicles. In a career that spans more than 30 years, he has built a reputation developing world class safety cultures in a wide variety of industries.
His experience includes developing the widely used training program, “It Can Happen Here” funded by an OSHA New Directions Grant. He actively participated in the development several OHSA standards including, the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Cadmium standards.
Dr. Fluharty was first introduced to Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) while working as a Trainer in the field. He went on to successfully integrate user friendly BBS principles into corporate safety systems from within manufacturing, refining, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries while serving in a variety of EHS leadership roles.
Dr. Fluharty holds an M.S. in Safety Management from Marshall University, Huntington, WV and a Psy.D. from Southern California University for Professional Studies, Santa Ana, CA. Over his career he has published numerous HS&E related articles and authored the chapter providing an overview of BBS in the text, “Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries.” Dr. Fluharty is a frequent speaker national and international HS&E professional symposiums.
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
John McBride, SPHR, is a National Recruiting Team Leader with Consentium Search, a National Executive and Management Search Firm, specializing in recruiting Safety, Environmental and Workplace Health professionals. Mr. McBride is a self-described ‘recovering HR professional’ having spent in excess of twenty years in roles such as Director of Human Resources and Director of Risk Management including oversight of the Safety functions for 55,000 employees.
He volunteers with the American Diabetes Association serving as Advocacy Chair on the New Jersey Community Leadership Board.
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
Regina McMichael is President of the The Learning Factory, Inc., an education and training design and delivery company with a focus on safety and risk management. Prior to running her own business, Regina worked for Zurich Services Corporation as the head of customer education for risk engineering. She has 21 years experience in the safety and health field, and19 years of experience in the delivery and development of professional safety and health educational programs. She has hands-on expertise in the research, writing and production of training manuals, videos and articles. She is a frequent conference speaker, committee moderator, published author and content expert witness.