HSE Learning Summit – North America

Austin, Texas Austin Southpark Hotel 4th & 5th June 2024

Event Details

The HSE Learning Summit – North America is designed to build a learning community, elevate skills and unlock new perspectives, all with the aim of supporting you to make meaningful impact. Our events are reshaping how you learn and grow – providing a forum for world-class transformational and future leaders to learn, collaborate, and share insights to transform the world of work.

Attendees can expect to receive up to 10 CPD points or hours for attending the the full 2 day event

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Advisory Council

Our esteemed global advisory council is proud to support HSE Global Series. The advisory board is formed by some of the most influential leaders in EHS, who help shape and create our speakers, themes, and topics for all our regional events.

Keynotes & Speakers

Every event will partner with world-class speakers, unlocking exceptional insights and new perspectives for our entire delegation. Keynote partners confirmed for the HSE Learning Summit - North America include...

The 'Infinite Game' Workshop

Simon Sinek's The Optimism Company

Simon created The Optimism Company to spread ideas and teach human skills to organisations and leaders, helping them become the best version of themselves – so they can help others do the same. Simon’s team will be delivering their ‘Infinite Game’workshop across all HSE events in 2024.

Journalist & Author 'There are No Accidents'

Jessie Singer

A journalist whose writing frequents the Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, Bloomberg News, the Village Voice, New York magazine, The Guardian, and many others – Jessie is an expert in safe systems, injury prevention, and the inside line of exploring injury-related deaths.

Safety Philosopher, Mentor, Researcher, Safety Mentor LLC

Daniel Snyder

Dr. Snyder’s career spans 28 years of diverse global professional experience facilitating research, partnering with stakeholders, and creating sustainable solutions for effective occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems. He served in the Army as a long-range surveillance military intelligence operative and liaison for implementing field expedited safety training as part of the National Incident Management System.

As the former owner and CEO of SPAN International Training, he developed the world renown certification exam study workbooks and workshops. Dr. Snyder is a board-certified safety professional and a subject matter expert on professional competencies, including influencing occupational safety and health management systems. He holds a B.A. in Science from the University of Northern Iowa with master’s and Doctorate degrees in Human Resource Development and Adult Lifelong Learning from the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Snyder’s research-based consultancy advises OSH professionals how to demonstrate influential safety leadership through experience, education and examination

Sr. Director of Safety Siemens US | Head of EHS Siemens US Digital Industries

David Walker

Specialties: I am a Activational health and wellness speaker, providing educational entertainment on such serious health conditions like the effects of stress, repetitive strain injuries and burnout.I

Chief Toxicologist, Abbott

Karl B. Scheidweiler

Karl B. Scheidweiler earned his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Rochester in 2002. He worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow for Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D. at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health (NIDA-NIH) from 2002-2006 and served as a Staff Scientist until 2016. During his tenure at NIDA-NIH, Dr. Scheidweiler developed and validated gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods for numerous drug classes in various matrices, including oral fluid, to support pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies with samples collected during Intramural Research Board (IRB)-approved controlled drug administration clinical research studies. These studies provided data to assist toxicological interpretation of workplace, drug treatment and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) case testing. Dr. Scheidweiler served as an R&D Scientist from 2016-2020 developing LC-MS/MS methods for Prescription Drug Monitoring Toxicology laboratories at Quest Diagnostics. Since 2020, Dr. Scheidweiler has worked for Abbott (Immunalysis) in a Chief Toxicologist/Scientific Affairs role supporting development of new urine and oral fluid screening products for various toxicology applications.

Principal Consultant – BSI Consulting Services Practice

Rick Silverman

Rick Silverman is a Principal in BSI’s Consulting Practice based in Southern California. He provides clients with Health, Safety, Environmental, and Sustainability consulting support across multiple industry segments, including oil and gas, biopharmaceuticals, semiconductor, renewable energy, and manufacturing. Clients reach out to Rick to apply his broad industry experience to partner on innovative approaches to HSE organizational design, building a culture of safety, and embedding industry best practices aligned to international standards to improve their operational resilience for today and for the future. Rick is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 and 45001.

COO G.R.I.T

RJ Jubber

RJ is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience across a variety of industries including oil and gas support services, Consumer Packaged Goods, construction, and electric utilities. His expertise in Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) has been honed since 2017 when he transformed his leadership and safety approach after becoming a certified HPI Practitioner. RJ now specializes in assisting organizations globally with the adoption of HOP, focusing on leadership development and understanding how error precursors affect daily operations. His primary goal is to empower leaders to seamlessly integrate HOP principles leading to increased safety and enhance operational efficiency within their organizations.

The HOP Nerd

Sam Goodman

Moderator and Trainers

Human-Centric Sessions

HSE 3.0 is designed to engage us as industry professionals and as people. We want you to experience the human; to explore new perspectives and bring new thinking back to your business. Here's how...

1-2-4-ALL SESSION

The Aim

To engage all participants to generate better ideas, faster – opening up conversations on a shared challenge.

How It Works:

A shared challenge will be posed as a question. Attendees have one minute of silent reflection, followed by two minutes in pairs to discuss. Ideas are then developed in teams of four, for four minutes. Finally, a spokesperson from each group will put forward one important idea to the entire group. Here, speed trumps deliberation.

TRIZ SESSION

The Aim

Spread ideas, make connections and learn how new ideas can be adapted into your day-to-day context.

How It Works:

1. Attendees are split into small groups, writing a list of everything they could do to ensure their top objective has the worst possible outcome, to share it with the group

2.The group review the list and highlight anything that’s currently being done that could even slightly resemble what’s on the list

3. With brutal honesty, a second list containing all counter-productive activities/procedures – and their associated impacts – is created and discussed

4. With all skeletons now out, each group explore which activities or behaviours need to be stopped, and how they’d go about doing so.

HEARD, SEEN & RESPECTED

The Aim

To practice deeper listening and empathy with peers, building trust and ‘cultural climate’ through listening and storytelling.

How It Works:

Grouping into pairs, attendees will each tell a story of when they were not heard, seen or respected. Each side is asked to listen without trying to fix anything or make judgement, practicing HSR. Pairs will then form smaller groups for reflection, looking at the ‘What’ (what happened), the ‘So What’ (the importance) and finally, the ‘Now What’ (actions moving forward).

OXFORD-STYLE DEBATING

Challenging the status-quo and generating effective critical thinking, a moderator and two debaters for common opposing viewpoints will navigate a pertinent industry topic, with full audience participation.

SHIFT & SHARE SESSION

The Aim

Spread ideas, make connections and learn how new ideas can be adapted into your day-to-day context.

How It Works:

will be split into smaller groups and experience 10 minute presentations – with Q&A and feedback – from each of our partner companies, on something new or innovative that may be of value to the group. But unlike most presentations, this isn’t about products. It’s about ideas; ideas that shift perceptions and share a vision.

INTERACTIVE SKILLS & TRAINING

The Aim

Learn about (and develop) skills outside of our industry-led sessions, to take back to the office and home. Including:

HEALTH & WELLBEING SESSIONS

Enhance mindfulness with group Hatha Yoga, Om chanting sessions and physical wellbeing bootcamps, all with on-site mindfulness and wellbeing coaches.

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Programme Day 1

Our programmes are designed using world-class innovation techniques to drive conversation and provide real value that you can take back to the workplace. The HSE Learning Summit - North America provides one stream of agenda, consisting of training, skills development, humancentric sessions, and breakouts, alongside inspiring keynotes and case study workshops.

Morning Sessions

  • 08:30 - 09:15 Doors Open & RegistrationCome meet the team and register for what will be an insightful and rewarding two days.HSE Global Series
  • 09:15 - 09:25 Welcome to the Congress & Partner IntroA warm welcome from our CEO, Paul Clark. Introduction to the event, the two days agenda and thank you to our partners.Paul Clark, CEO - HSE Global
  • 09:25 - 09:35 Ice BreakerConnection before Content - What’s your little win?Amy Łokuciejewska - COO, HSE Global Series
  • 09:35 – 10:25 Expert PanelReframing Priorities: Inclusion, Equity, Diversity in EHS While Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have gained recognition in the EHS sector, it is the order in which these concepts are addressed which is crucial. We challenge the traditional sequence by emphasizing Inclusion as the cornerstone for fostering meaningful change. Elizabeth Johnson, Senior Director of EHS & Facilities, Mitsubishi Power, Autumn Crum, Director Global EHSS, Xylem, Britt Howard, Group Director, Assurance, Worley
  • 10:25 - 10:30 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 1Protecting Your Employees and Your Business: The Latest Drug Testing Options for Safety ManagersAbbott
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 2Listening at Scale: using Artificial Intelligence to unlock untapped potential in H&S informationComet
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 3Safety & Sustainability: Partners in Progress Steps to Help Organizations “Walk the Walk” not just “Talk the Talk” eDriving
  • 11:20 -11:40 Meetings & Networking BreakPowered by HSE Global Series white glove informal meetings service.Coffee & Networking

Afternoon Sessions

  • 11:40 – 12:40 Keynote SpeakerA Story of HOP & Operational LearningSam Goodman, The HOP Nerd
  • 12:40 - 12:45 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 12:45 - 13:15Integrating Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) into Business Strategy Tools to build the business case for Occupational Health and Safety aligned with broader business objectives. Rick Silverman Principal Consultant – BSI Consulting Services Practice
  • 13:15 - 13:20 Silent Reflection timeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 13.20 - 13.35 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & Networking
  • 13:35 - 14:15 LunchAs part of your attendance you are provided a buffet of drinks and dining.
  • 14:15 - 15:00 Wellbeing - The Great Debate!This debate will aim to ‘unpick’ some of the complexities around wellbeing through a moderated, respectful, and balanced discussion where different views for and against a particular approach are voiced. Sylvia Marusyk & David Walker
  • 15.00 - 15.05 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 15:05 - 15:20 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & Networking
  • 15:20 - 15:50 Case Study WorkshopAI Revolutionizing How EHS Teams Engage With Data Explore the transformative power of AI to gain greater visibility to risk across your facilities and drive improve proactive decision-making Protex AI
  • 15:50 - 15:55 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 15:55 - 16:25 One, Two, Four - ALL! Breakout SessionRecognising Heat Stress & Fatigue To engage all participants to generate better ideas, faster – opening up conversations on a shared challenge. All partners & attendees
  • 16:25 - 16:40 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & Networking
  • 16:40 - 17:40 Keynote SpeakerThis session will break down the idea that “accidents” are a human error problem and present a lifesaving, incident-reducing alternative thesis.Jessie Singer
  • 17:40 - 17:45 Silent Reflection Time Your chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 17:45 - 18:30 Break Before The Evening Reflection & DowntimeAll attendees
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Drinks Reception - with entertainmentJoin us for drinks, music and socialising.
  • 19:15 - 20:45 Dinner & DrinksA fabulous gala dinner provided for all attendees.

Programme Day 2

Morning Sessions

  • 08:45 - 09:00 Connection before ContentConnection before Content: "What's one thing you took away from yesterday?" Amy Łokuciejewska - COO, HSE Global Series
  • 09:00 - 09:40 Expert Panel DiscussionHarnessing AI for Enhanced Workplace Safety Dan Hobbs, CEO, Protex AI Jody Works, Director EHS & Business Continuity ADT Paul Leonard, Vice President Enterprise Safety, Entergy Moderated By Amy Łokuciejewska - COO, HSE Global Series, Jody Works Director Environmental Health, Safety & Business Continuity, ADT, Paul Leonard Vice President Enterprise Safety, Entergy, Dan Hobbs, Co-Founder & CEO at Protex AI
  • 09:40 - 09:45 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Interactive Skills Session 1Safe Brain Workplace Audit (or, alternatively: Safe Work Brain Audit ) Andrew Stephenson HBD International,
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Interactive Skills Session 2Learning Teams for Beginners. Setting yourself up for success with Learning Teams RJ Jubber, COO, G.R.I.T
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Interactive Skills Session 3Effective Strategies for and Barriers to a Thriving Wellbeing Program. Addressing the opportunities and challenges to creating and sustaining an effective health and wellbeing culture. Rick Silverman Principal Consultant – BSI Consulting Services Practice
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & Networking
  • 10.45 - 12.45 Keynote Workshop'The Infinite Game' Workshop We can't choose the game. We can't choose the rules. We can only choose how we play.Jerry Thompson, Simon Sinek's Optimisim Company

Afternoon Sessions

  • 12:45 - 12:50 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 12:50 - 13:30 Lunch As part of your attendance you are provided a buffet of drinks and dining.
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session Campfires - The audience will be broken down into groups of 5 and will need to provide an example of what they have done to create collective responsibility for Health and Safety with those doing the workGeorge Bunker, VP HSEQ, Integrated Water Service
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Case Study WorkshopReaching Beyond the Status Quo in Contractor Safety Management An Honest Discussion Regarding Our Traditional Approach and the Need for 'Better' in Today's Modern Workforce Avetta
  • 14:30 - 14:35 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 14:35 - 14:50 Meetings & NetworkingFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & Networking
  • 14:50 - 15:20 Case Study WorkshopA Culture of Ownership At The Line Level Through Leadership DevelopmentWorkplace Learning Solutions
  • 15:20 - 16:20 Keynote WorkshopThe safety culture maturity model: Debunked and redefined It is time to debunk all those different cultural maturity models. Organizations are only as safe as they are honest…especially with themselves. Daniel Snyder
  • 16:20 - 16:40 Closing StatementsThank you & GoodbyePaul Clark, HSE Global Series

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