Safety Leadership Skills for Supervisors and Managers
Not your typical safety class!
Excellent leadership skills are critical to the success of a supervisor or manager of people. Excellent safety leadership skills can help supervisors and managers become even more effective leaders of people and projects while achieving safety goals that minimize costs and problems associated with poor safety performance. This course will provide an introduction to the concept of safety culture and tools for effective safety leadership. The overall goal is to foster leadership skills that help create and support a positive safety culture.
Main topics include:
(1) Bottom Line – Why we should care about safety
(2) Safety culture – definitions, benefits, roles and responsibilities
(3) Safety Leadership – communication skills and how to influence culture in a positive direction
Thursdays, February 28 & March 7, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$200 per person, includes continental breakfast
Instructor: Carolyn J. Sampson, Ph.D.
Carolyn is currently the owner and CEO of a solo-practice consulting firm and adjunct instructor at Minnesota State College Southeast providing customized safety and environmental training to a variety of industrial, educational and governmental clients. She has earned a Ph.D. and M.S.C.E. in environmental engineering from the University of Minnesota; her undergraduate degrees include a B.A. in English and B.S. in soil science, also from the University of Minnesota.
Following graduate school, Carolyn worked for General Mills’ research and development division as a research analytical chemist, laboratory manager, and environmental & safety manager— providing technical leadership in the areas of food chemistry, hazardous materials safety, environmental compliance, and water sustainability. After leaving General Mills,
she was employed by Hennepin Technical College as an adjunct instructor and customized training representative. In those roles she provided training and project coordination in the areas of workplace safety, environmental compliance, and safety leadership.