Professional Development Seminars

Welcome to “The Month of CSHEMA Education!”  While the usual format is to offer Professional Development Seminars pre- or post annual conference, our virtual schedule this year is allowing us to schedule the 4- and 8-hour PDS options throughout the month of July!  No Zoom fatigue and no overlap in scheduling.  There are seven outstanding offerings – you can attend one or all seven.  

Review the schedule and the session descriptions below.  Once you’ve selected and paid for the PDS session(s), hop on over to the Registration tab to register for the annual conference.  Professional Development Seminar registration is done separately from the Annual Conference registration. 

Pricing
4-hour PDS:  Member $250 / Non-Member $350
8-hour PDS: Member $350 / Non-Member $450
*Times noted in Central Time

Date

Time*

Title

Pricing

July 6, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Herding Cats or Cows? Creating Meaningful Metric
Presented by: Amy Orders
4-hour PDS
July 7-8, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM A Framework of Fire Protection and Building Codes
Presented by: Jake Zlomie
8-hour PDS
July 13-14, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Managing University UAS/Drone Operations
Presented by: David Breeding
8-hour PDS
July 15, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Safe Making Remotely at Home
Presented by: Michael Labosky, Tolga Durak, Andrew Kalil
4-hour PDS
July 19-20, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Advanced Laboratory Safety
Presented by: Dennis Terpin
8-hour PDS
July 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Applying Process Improvement to EHS Operations
Presented by: Amy Haberman, Erich Fruchnicht
4-hour PDS
July 21-22, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Conflict Management Techniques for Safety Pros!
Presented by: Jonathan Klane
8-hour PDS

Session Descriptions

Herding Cats or Cows? Creating Meaningful Metric
Presented by Amy Orders

July 6, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Description
Meaningful metrics help paint a broad picture of safety, compliance and large program outcomes. Routine safety actions or non-actions and activities become metrics themselves and offer a wealth of translation opportunities for growing a stronger safety culture. Four elements of this dynamic system that impact strategic safety culture change include repurposing operational data and tracking behaviors, using predictive and root cause analysis, sharing and personifying shared norms and pursuing proactive communication.


A Framework of Fire Protection and Building Codes
Presented by Jake Zlomie

July 7 - 8, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Session Description
This program delivers an overview of fire protection and building code requirements to ensure the safety of the as-built environment. This offering provides a high-level overview of fire and life safety codes and standards for individuals new to their role or looking for a refresher. This course is a back to the basics approach to fire and life safety to include administrative requirements of the code, occupancy classifications, means of egress, fire protection features and equipment. This course also includes several examples as well as exercises to reinforce learning objectives.


Managing University UAS/Drone Operations
Presented by David Breeding

July 13 - 14, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Session Description
Universities are heavily impacted by rapidly increasing UAS/Drone (Unmanned Aircraft) operations both on university property and on university business. This session will provide an overview of UAS Drone Operations, FAA requirements, and elements of a Campus Management Program for UAS/Drone Operations. Included are the new 2021 FAA rules for Remote ID, Night Flights, and Operating Over People. This session is applicable for university faculty, staff & students operating, administrating, and/or ensuring compliance of unmanned aircraft in higher educational environments.


Safe Making Remotely at Home
Presented by Michael Labosky, Tolga Durak, Andrew Kalil

July 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Description
While making and hands-on activities are a critical part of education, having students making things at home or remotely at a university residence would not have previously been on the radar of most EHS professionals. Shifting to the new reality of remote making required not just a change in perception, but required extensive collaboration with key staff and stakeholders including those responsible for making. This course will present details on the elements of a successful shift to remote making as well as the elements of such a shift that may be applied to more normal times and programs.


Advanced Laboratory Safety
Presented by Dennis Terpin

July 19 - 20, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Session Description
This course has been developed for laboratory inspectors, managers, chemical hygiene officers, safety professional or the EHS professional who wants to broaden their knowledge of laboratory safety. This course will increase your ability to identify safety hazards in a laboratory and enhance your understanding of safe laboratory design and operation. The course will explore the different approaches for conducting laboratory inspections. We will learn how to apply NFPA-45 2019 process safety concepts to laboratory operations and inspections.


Applying Process Improvement to EHS Operations
Presented by Amy Haberman, Erich Fruchnicht

July 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Description
During this interactive session students will become familiar with process improvement strategies to improve EHS business operations. In addition, the course will touch on driving culture change through use of change management philosophy to get buy-in with administration, your team and the people affected by the change by leveraging persuasion techniques.


Conflict Management Techniques for Safety Pros!
Presented by Jonathan Klane

July 21 - 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Session Description
How often have you found a safety issue is actually a conflict that is about safety? Let's face it - in safety we deal with a lot of conflict management needs - it's part of what we do.  In this workshop we'll look at the nature of conflicts (they can be helpful if approached the right way), what works and what doesn't, communication, active listening skills, perspective vs. perception, human behavior/decision making, and how to build up your skills in these areas. We'll engage in active learning with practices, discussion on the learning, some role playing, and have fun throughout the day.