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Human Performance Reliability in Relationship to Safety @ Convention Center - 293
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Imagine if we knew the location of operational risk for human error, allowing us to proactively address critical situations and prevent harm to people or catastrophic events. A new applied-neuroscience approach allows for the delivery of powerful solutions that target a new class of risk/exposure.

This session focuses on how we can use the brain to predict, forecast, and prevent safety risk across an organization. Participants will have a new appreciation for risks as they currently exist and potential impacts on the brain and neuro activity.

Presented by:

Phillip Belcher, Principal Consultant, DEKRA

Understanding and Managing Generations @ Convention Center - 290
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Their reputations precede them. Millennials are entitled and lazy, Gen X can’t get along, and Baby Boomers are just out of touch. It’s time to stop listening to these negative stereotypes and let this workshop set the record straight!

Learn about the strengths and challenges associated with each generation so that you can better manage coworkers and understand your family (and maybe even your children).

Presented by:

Carlie Crouch, Learning and Development Manager, Perdue AgriBusiness

From Safety Policy to Passion: Increasing Employee Engagement @ Convention Center - 290
Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This session explores the evolution from a traditional safety culture to an engaged culture owned and driven by an empowered and impassioned workforce. Traditional (lagging indicators) and innovative (leading indicators) performance metrics will be reviewed. Participants will discuss real-world challenges using actual examples.

This session is intended for experienced safety and operations leaders seeking to accomplish world-class performance levels sustained by an engaged workforce.

Presented by:

Joe Melton, Director of Consulting Services, DEKRA

William (Bill) Spreeman, VP Safety-Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Agtegra Cooperative

Talent Acquisition: On-Boarding New Talent; Thoughts From an Academic Perspective @ Convention Center - 291
Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

More than 20% of our workforce may be eligible to retire during the next five years. Is your organization prepared for this impending gap? What is working well, and where do you need help? Industry and academia should work together to ensure there is a pipeline of talent for our industry.

This session covers key components to consider when the Baby Boomer population exits our industry.

Presented by:

Dr. Andrew ‘Dewey’ Mann, Lecturer/Advisor, The Ohio State University