Today's News / Conventions / Safety Culture

ASSE’s November symposium to focus on leadership

September 18, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

Florida SignThe American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) upcoming symposium will take a look at how occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals can have a greater impact on workplace safety and their organizations through effective leadership.

The aptly-titled  ‘Safety is About Leadership’ symposium will take place in Orlando, Florida, November 1-2. The symposium will feature keynote speakers, sessions and interactive workshops.

According to the ASSE, SH&E professionals must communicate their work results to corporate leaders. They must develop and communicate in business terms their results on protecting people, property and the environment, and how that work contributes positively not only to the bottom line, but to a brand’s positive reputation, sustaining high performance, workers comp cost savings, and more. Many SH&E professionals struggle with how to present the facts to their organization’s decision makers – who need the information when formulating corporate strategies and determining financial support for workplace safety and health programs.

The symposium will offer presentations from top business, academic, international and corporate leaders who will discuss critical leadership skills, how to employ best practices to effectively lead, what the best business schools are teaching about leadership and garnering C-Suite support.

University of Notre Dame Professor at the Mendoza College of Business Dr. J. Michael Crant will provide a keynote presentation on best practices of great leaders on Thursday, November 1. The Center for High Performance President/CEO Susan Annunzio, former adjunct professor of management at the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, will discuss leadership strategy for an environment that drives high performance which is based on proactive, fact-based decisions, confronting harsh realities, leveraging individual and team talents, adapting quickly to change and finding opportunities in challenging times.

Other topics to be covered during the two-day symposium include: critical leadership skills; strategic thinking; safety and leadership – oil and water; leadership strategies that work best, generation by generation; building sustainable leadership; transformational safety leadership; meta decisions in corporate safety; negotiation skills for safety leaders; leadership without borders; assessment for proactive leadership; and,  from safety manager to business partner.

The symposium will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort.  Registration includes 1.3 continuing education credits (CEUs).

Go to www.asse.org/leadership for more information or contact ASSE at customerservice@asse.org.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EST

Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

ISHN Magazine

ISHN SEPTEMBER 2014 COVER

2014 September

ISHN'S September issue features a series of essay on thought leadership. Get expert advice on self-motivation, compliance and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.