Executive Edge Track
What is the Executive Edge Track?
Leadership is a critical success factor for EHS and business excellence. To meaningfully and purposefully engage business leaders, a panel of industry experts - who have successfully driven business performance through EHS management - have developed the 2011 Executive Edge Track. This track aims to actively engage business leaders and advance EHS through direct peer-to-peer exchanges. Track participants will attend a focused session centered on NASA's journey since the space shuttle Columbia incident.
Executive Edge Track Panel - NEW
#50 - NASA's Journey of Cultural Transformation
Very few companies conduct operations approaching the level of risk and public visibility as the manned space program at NASA. On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry. A thorough investigation looked at every aspect of NASA’s organization, procedures, communications and safety culture – and significant change resulted. This session will address changes implemented since Columbia and the mechanisms in place to ensure each NASA launch meets rigorous standards for safe operation. In this open and candid session featuring a panel of NASA experts, attendees will hear about lessons learned and how they can be applied to your organization.
Executive Edge Track Workshops* - NEW
Following the NASA Executive Edge Track Panel, two hands-on workshops will build on the lessons learned from NASA’s experiences following the Columbia incident.
#75: Workshop A - Creating and Leading Change - A Hands-on Look at NASA's Journey
This workshop will focus on leadership, risk management and the changes required in policy and governance structures to deliver a true high reliability organization focused on operational and safety excellence.
#100: Workshop B - Sustaining Change - A Hands-on Look at NASA's Journey
This workshop will focus on the more pragmatic actions, tools and techniques NASA utilized to ensure sustainable change.
Who should attend?
The Executive Edge Track will benefit participants who are actively involved in decision-making, strategic planning processes, resource allocation, and the integration between EHS and operations in their organizations. This includes company executives, safety professionals, and any other Congress attendees with safety responsibilities.
*Additional fee required and pre-registration is recommended.