2018 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

2018 EHS&S Management Forum Agenda

 

The 2018 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum is a four-day conference experience filled with educational programming, targeted networking events, discussion groups and fun outings.

 

Download the PDF agenda.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

8:00 a .m. - 4:30 p.m.

NAEM Corporate Member Meeting

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Corporate Members only.

 

Please email schana@naem.org to become a corporate member.

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

RILA Retail Environmental Compliance Meeting & Dinner

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Please note this meeting is for retailers only.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NAEM's Affiliate Council Meeting

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Please note this meeting is for NAEM Affiliate Members only.

Please email mike@naem.org to RSVP.

10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Event

Join your colleagues and professional peers for a golf scramble at the beautiful Chariot Run Golf Club. Greens fees and transportation are complimentary but registration is required and space is limited. Bus leaves hotel at 10:30 a.m. Golf begins with a shotgun start. Clubs are available for rental.

 

Cost: $20.00

Lunch: Included

Open to in-house EHS&S corporate professionals and sponsors of the event only!

 

Sponsored by:

Geosyntec Consultants Sphera - Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Software | Integrated Risk Management Solutions Home: Woodard & Curran Environmental Services and Waste Management | Heritage® Capitol Environmental Services

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Day of Service

NAEM will be working with Louisville Grows to plant 40 trees in the Portland Neighborhood. Louisville Grows is a non-profit working to increase the tree canopy of Louisville by planting trees on private property. Through their successful efforts to date they have planted over 2,500 trees in environmentally damaged neighborhoods of Louisville. These trees, which are 10 to 18 feet tall when planted, provide a number of benefits to the residents of these neighborhoods by increasing air quality, lowering urban heating, providing shade and lowering cooling bills, soaking up stormwater lessening the impacts of severe rains, and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. Transportation and lunch will be provided. The project is happening rain or shine, so dress for the weather and be ready to get dirty! Bus leaves hotel at 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost: $15.00

Lunch: Included (locally baked bread and soup).

Open to everyone!

 

Sponsored by:

EHS Support - Environmental Consulting | Antea Group USA

 

View last year's video of how much fun the day of service was here.

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration Opens Salon 5-6 Foyer

Avoid the lines, register and pick up materials on Tuesday!

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Happy Hour Salon 5-6 Foyer

Kick off the Forum with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at a welcome happy hour. Sign up when you register.

Cost: $20.00

Open to everyone!

 

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens and Breakfast Salon 5-6 Foyer

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 am.

Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Open Marriott Ballroom

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks Kentucky Ballroom

 

  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM
  • David Williams, Environment and Sustainability Director; Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Systems and Leadership Design: Lessons From Nature - Kentucky Ballroom

 

  • Janine Benyus, Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute - Bio

Join us for an inspiring and intriguing discussion that will reveal some of the latest innovations and opportunities that Biomimicry is unlocking in industrial and product design. Janine will also bring Biomimicry to life as she takes the audience through an insightful look at leadership and organizational design principles in nature and applies these lessons to the design of successful EHS&S organizations and principles of strong EHS&S leaders. You’ll come away from her talk with a new sense of wonder for the natural world and an appreciation for the genius design behind complex natural systems, as well as a direct sense of how these design principles can be applied to your workplace.

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall Marriott Ballroom

Tracks

Track 1:
The Business of EHS

(View all Track 1 Sessions in Detail)

Track 2:
Technology & Data in Action

(View all Track 2 Sessions in Detail)

Track 3:
Leadership Excellence

(View all Track 3 Sessions in Detail)

Track 4:
Sustainability in the Value Chain

(View all Track 4 Sessions in Detail)

Track 5:
Everyday EHS Excellence

(View all Track 5 Sessions in Detail)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 1 -
Aligning EHS&S Strategy with Business Strategy
Bluegrass

Session 2 -
Deploying Emerging Technology for EHS&S Gains
Salon 9-10

Session 3 -
Strategies for Successful EHS&S Talent Development & Succession Planning
Salon 7-8

Session 4 -
Charting Your Supply Chain Sustainability Strategy
Skybox

Session 5 -
Understanding and Responding to Regulatory Change
Rose

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Business-to-Business Luncheon Kentucky Ballroom

 

Join our Forum sponsors at today’s welcome luncheon where you will have the opportunity to discuss best practices and learn about new solutions and resources to address the challenges of the ever-changing EHS&S landscape. So find a seat beside one of our many sponsors, engage, network and enjoy lunch.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 6 -
Getting EHS&S Done without EHS&S People
Bluegrass

Session 7 -
Lessons Learned from Real World EMIS Implementations
Skybox

Session 8 -
Building and Maintaining a Strong EHS&S Culture
Salon 7-8

Session 9 -
Managing Sustainability Information Requests and Survey Overload
Rose

Session 10 -
Achieving Favorable Outcomes from Inspections, Audits and 3rd Party Action
Salon 9-10

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall Marriott Ballroom

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 11 -
Calculating and Communicating the Business Value of EHS&S Bluegrass

Session 12 -
Understanding Cyber Risk and the Potential Impacts on EHS
Skybox

Session 13 -
The Power of Storytelling and Narrative to Influence and Engage
Salon 7-8

Session 14 -
Customer/Supplier Collaboration: Is it Really Happening?
Rose

Session 15 -
Training Innovations: Making It Stick with Today’s Workforce
Salon 9-10

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception Marriott Ballroom

 

Open to all.

Sponsored by:

Brown and Caldwell | Home

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00 a.m.

Registration Salon 5-6 Foyer

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Opens Marriott Ballroom

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks Kentucky Ballroom

 

  • Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM
  • Sandy Nessing, Managing Director Corporate Sustainability; American Electric Power Co. Inc.

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Emerging Issues for Corporate EHS & Sustainability Management: What's Next, What's Hype, What's Keeping You Awake at Night Kentucky Ballroom

 

  • Carol Cala, Vice President Energy, Environment, Safety & Health; Lockheed Martin Corp. - Bio
  • Rich Goode, Executive Director; Climate Change and Sustainability Services; EY - Bio
  • Tiffin Shewmake, Executive Director; Center for Retail Compliance - Bio
  • Wayne S. Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety; IBM Corp. - Bio

Moderator: Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM - Bio

 

In just a decade, corporate EHS & sustainability has transformed decision-making, business culture and even how companies think about their very reason for being. So what’s next on this ever-shifting horizon? This dynamic panel of experts and influencers will discuss emerging sustainable business practices and share what they see as the issues that will have the biggest impact on how EHS&S leaders work, collaborate and engage with the full ecosystem of stakeholders. You’ll walk away with a glimpse of what’s possible that will help you steer your programs toward a future you can rally your business around.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall Marriott Ballroom

Tracks

Track 1:
The Business of EHS

(View all Track 1 Sessions in Detail)

Track 2:
Technology & Data in Action

(View all Track 2 Sessions in Detail)

Track 3:
Leadership Excellence

(View all Track 3 Sessions in Detail)

Track 4:
Sustainability in the Value Chain

(View all Track 4 Sessions in Detail)

Track 5:
Everyday EHS Excellence

(View all Track 5 Sessions in Detail)

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session 16 -
Painting EHS&S Risks Into the Enterprise Risk Picture
Bluegrass

Session 17 -
Leveraging Data Analytics & Visualization for Decision Making
Salon 7-8

Session 18 -
Skills for Mindfulness, Healthier, Happier Living and Working
Skybox

Session 19 -
How Do You REALLY Develop a Science-Based Target?
Rose

Session 20 -
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery: What Did and Didn’t Work in 2017
Salon 9-10

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Inaugural NAEM Excellence Awards Ceremony Kentucky Ballroom

 

The NAEM Excellence Awards program recognizes and elevates leaders in the corporate Environmental, Health & Safety and/or Sustainability (EHS&S) community as well as showcases best practices of EHS&S management in corporations. This year NAEM will present one Lifetime Achievement Award and six NexGen Leader Awards.

 

The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed on an EHS&S leader whose vision and commitment has positively shaped the fields of environment, health & safety, and/or sustainability within a corporate management role.

 

Presented by:

  • Sandra Nessing, President; NAEM Board of Directors and Managing Director Corporate Sustainability; American Electric Power Co. Inc.

 

NexGen Leaders Awards are bestowed on rising EHS&S managers who possess the talent and skills required for the next generation of EHS&S industry leadership. NexGen Leader Awards sponsored by AECOM.

 

Presented by:

  • Sandra Nessing, President; NAEM Board of Directors and Managing Director Corporate Sustainability; American Electric Power Co. Inc. and with support from Al Hannum, Executive Vice President, Environment; AECOM

AECOM | Imagine it. Delivered.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session 21 -
Strategies to Effectively Manage EHS&S During M&A
Bluegrass

Session 22 -
How Is Your EHS&S Data Being Used By Investors?
Skybox

Session 23 -
Leadership in Action: Recognizing NAEM's Inaugural Award Recipients
Salon 7-8

Session 24 -
Corporate Water Stewardship: Goals, Trends and How to Account for Benefits
Rose

Session 25 -
Achieving Health and Safety Results Using Human Error Management
Salon 9-10

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break Marriott Ballroom Foyer

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote - Unlocking the Opportunities of Skillful Communication Kentucky Ballroom

 

  • Dr. Steve MortensonAssociate Professor; University of Delaware - Bio

More than ever, EHS and sustainability leaders rely on their interpersonal skills to achieve their work objectives, so it is important we are prepared to handle situations and people that can set us off and undermine our effectiveness. Identifying and defusing our emotional triggers is the foundation for skillful communication in crucial moments of confrontation, persuasion, influence, and accountability. Through this engaging and interactive keynote, attendees will gain strategies for how to hold boundaries, engage in confrontation in a productive way and give useful advice. They will leave the session better able to manage difficult people with skill and composure.

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks Kentucky Ballroom

 

  • Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM
  • David Williams, Environment and Sustainability Director; Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

Dinner and Networking Event SOLD OUT

Tickets are available at the registration desk. Enjoy dinner, dancing and networking aboard the historic Belle of Louisville Riverboat.

 

Cost: $95.00

Attire: Dress warm and comfortable. Casual attire, comfortable shoes and bring a sweater or jacket.

Open to everyone but only 250 spots available. RSVP today before it sells out! E-mail kaitlyn@naem.org to be added to the waitlist.

Belle of Louisville - Louisville at See Level

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Grab and Go Pastries and Coffee Rose Foyer

If you are joining a Friday morning session, we will have pastries and coffee available to take with you. This is included in conference registration.

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Women's Leadership Networking Breakfast, Keynote & Workshop - How to Move up the Corporate Ladder & Gain Leadership Skills Bluegrass 1-2

 

Keynote by: Jennifer Marvin, Project Engineer, Environment, Health and Safety; Boeing Co. - Bio

 

  • Sharon Stecker, Senior Vice President for the Private Sector Enterprise; Brown and Caldwell Inc. - Bio
  • Meghan Krishnayya, Compliance & Permitting Service Line Director; Brown and Caldwell Inc. - Bio

Hear from two women in EHS about the different pathways they have taken to approaching leadership positions, including the challenges they have faced and the opportunities they have seized. Learn about skillsets that will help you move from doer to leader, including what it takes to move up to executive management and be on a Board of Directors. Be prepared to discuss techniques that have worked and ones to potentially shy away from, with a focus on how to align yourself with other leaders who will help you most.

 

Sponsored by:

Brown and Caldwell | Home

 

Cost: $55.00

Open to everyone!

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Workshop: Emotional Defenses and Critical Conversations Skybox

 

  • Dr. Steve MortensonAssociate Professor; University of Delaware - Bio 

With closing keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Mortenson, take a deeper look into your own personal strengths and shadows with this in-depth and interactive 2-hour workshop. Explore the personal shadow and shadow projection through games and activities to help participants identify their own specific communication challenges. In addition, the session will explore strategies for effective confrontation, holding others accountable, setting and maintaining boundaries, advanced methods of persuasion and influence, and the difference between effective and ineffective teams.

 

Cost: Free

Open to Everyone

9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Old Forester Bourbon Distillery Tour

Join us for a fun and informative tour of the recently renovated but original 1870 site of Old Forester – America’s First Bottled Bourbon. The tour goes from grain to glass and includes the distilling of spirits, a mini cooperage that makes barrels, and the barrel aging room. The tour concludes with bourbon tastings and light food. We will be joined by an EHS professional from Old Forester who can explain some of the unique complexities in their operations.

 

There will be a tour of 20 people at 10:00 a.m. and another tour of 20 people at 10:15 a.m. The distillery is located just a few blocks from the hotel, so we will walk there 15 minutes in advance of the tour time. Bring an ID to prove you are at least 21 years old and wear comfortable shoes.

 

Take a sneak peek at https://www.oldforester.com/

 

Cost: $16.00

Open to Everyone – 40 spaces available

12:00 p.m.

Conference Adjourns

 

Program

 

Track 1: The Business of EHS

From aligning EHS&S strategy with business goals to elevating EHS&S risks into conversations about enterprise risk, the sessions in this track will explore program management challenges and identify strategies for success.

 

Track 2: Technology & Data in Action

How do you leverage emerging technology and data to advance EHS&S programs? This track will explore a variety of best practices and emerging opportunities for internal data management and technology as well as a look at how EHS&S data is being used externally by investors.

 

Track 3: Leadership Excellence

Whether you are managing an EHS&S function or are looking to strengthen your leadership profile, this track will sharpen your influence, collaboration and communication skills.

 

Track 4: Sustainability in the Value Chain

The next horizon for EHS&S management is to manage risks along the full value chain. The sessions in this track will teach you what leading companies are doing to address environmental, social and governance risks along the full life cycle of their products and supply chains.

 

Track 5: Everyday EHS Excellence

If your company wants to be an EHS&S leader, you need to maintain strong management systems. The sessions in this track will teach you techniques for ensuring compliance, engaging your workforce and managing risk despite uncertainty.

 

Download the PDF agenda.

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