Back and Better Than Ever at the 2022 EHS Management Institute in Scottsdale, AZ.
By Jennifer Holmes on February 2, 2022
The job of safety professionals, to put it simply, is difficult. It requires the influence to motivate. It requires the ability to explain large concepts in easily understood terms to those with varying levels of interest and passion. It requires diligence. Most of all, it requires leaders to take the job personally. Every employee of a safety professional has a life outside of the workplace, and it is the responsibility of safety leadership to equip those employees with the motivation to perform their jobs in a way that has no adverse impact on that life. It’s a heavy burden, one that is shared by all leaders in this role, spanning industries and borders.
Que the imperative to come together to explore pathways, solutions, and scenarios to move the needle on EHS&S initiatives – the long overdue and almost cathartic opportunity to engage with like-minded leaders to share the weight of these complex responsibilities.
January 23rd, 2022 marked the launch of the first in-person EHS Management Institute since January 2020, just before the world turned upside down. The world looks arguably less daunting than it did in 2020, and while organizations and individuals alike continue to navigate these – dare we say it – unprecedented times, it could not be more necessary to band together during an era that has put a spotlight on the unquestionable importance of the EHS function. The aim now is to figure out how to outperform under this spotlight for the many Acts that are sure to follow, well passed 2022.
Over the course of two and-a-half days, the EHS Management Institute granted Chief Safety Officers and VPs of EHS access to top-quality safety education and an up-close look into the innovative solutions that drive business value across industries. Resilience, flexibility, and adaptability emerged as critical qualities leaders must tap into in order to keep workers safe, navigate the future of EHS digital transformation and integrate employee safety into long-term sustainability initiatives.
It was also a time of serious reflection, posing big-picture questions to the group that generated deep-dive discussion throughout each day’s agenda:
- What were your most challenging aspects of the last two years?
- What can leaders do differently from a Crisis Management standpoint?
- How can we change go-forward strategies, given what we know now?
While no one has all the answers just yet (and whose to say we ever will?) the 2022 EHS Management Institute fostered dialogue that explored possibilities and optimistic outlooks. Attendees left feeling invigorated, re-energized, and ready to tackle the year ahead.
We cannot thank the esteemed Speaker Faculty, 2022 Advisory Committee, Sponsoring Partners and outstanding Delegation enough for making this program a success. We cannot wait to hear results from the strategies implemented out of this year’s program when we reunite in January 2023 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN.
If you would like to join the conversation and engage with forward-thinking Environmental, Health, Sustainability and Safety Leaders at the 2023 EHS Management Institute in Nashville, please contact Jennifer Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.