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Future Safety Leaders Conference

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NOVEMBER 8 & 9, 2018 – OAK BROOK, IL

Oak Brook Marriott


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Future Safety Leaders Conference 2017

Come together with your peers, OSH professionals and top employers for a two-day conference focused on providing you the tools to begin a successful career in safety.

The Future Safety Leaders Conference offices unique opportunities to:

  • Learn how to be an effective leader and communicator
  • Engage in roundtable discussions with experienced OSH professionals
  • Gain career advice from leaders and employers in the profession
  • Hone resume writing and interview skills with resume critiques and mock interviews
  • Explore options for advanced degrees, certifications, internships and employment

Tuesday, November 7*

  • 7:45 AM Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Welcome & Ice Breaker Event
  • 9:00 AM Message from the ASSE Board of Directors
  • 9:15 AM Keynote Speaker: Jill James
  • 10:15 AM Break
  • 10:30 AM Roundtable Discussions
  • 11:35 AM Welcome from the ASSE Foundation
  • 11:50 PM Networking Lunch & Sponsor Roundtables
  • 12:50 PM General Session Speaker: Regina McMichael
  • 2:00 PM Sponsor Messages and Q&A
  • 2:50 PM Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award
  • 3:05 PM Break
  • 3:15 PM Roundtable Discussions
  • 4:15 PM Sponsor Drawings, Networking Event Intro
  • 4:30 PM Networking Event with Safety Professionals

*This schedule is tentative.

Wednesday, November 8*

  • 7:00 AM Check-in and Breakfast
  • 7:25 AM Morning Announcements
  • 7:30 AM Sponsor Messages and Q&A
  • 8:30 AM Breakout Session 1
  • 9:25 AM Breakout Session 2
  • 10:10 AM Break
  • 10:25 AM Breakout Session 3
  • 11:20 AM Breakout Session 4
  • 12:15 AM Breakout Session 5 (Student’s Choice)
  • 1:00 PM Departing Message
  • 1:10 PM Lunch
  • 2:30 PM Conference concludes, buses depart for airports

Keynote Speaker

Jill James

Jill James, Chief Safety Officer at Vivid Learning Systems
What I Wish I Knew When I Started in Safety

My unlikely career in safety began over 20 years ago, when I found the posting for a “safety” internship.

Many years after taking that first step—without context or expectation, without knowing where the path might one day lead—I stand today humbled by the lives and deaths of workers and families, whose stories I am respectfully honored to recount by duty, as a steadfast advocate for all people working to earn a paycheck.

Looking back on my professional life in safety, I’ll share essential knowledge for the aspiring safety professional, wisdom to accelerate the learning curve and sidestep some of the pitfalls commonly experienced by industry peers.

• What advice would’ve I given myself about beginning a safety career?
• What advice would I give myself as a woman in this career?
• What communication skills do I wish I had then?
• What bumps could I have avoided?
• What tools was I lacking?

Provides ASSE student members the tools needed to begin a successful career in safety

The application process for the 2017 Future Safety Leaders Conference has closed.

  • Application

    The application process for the 2017 Future Safety Leaders Conference has closed.

  • Meals

    Meals Included:

    •   Breakfast & Lunch included on November 7 & 8.

  • Travel

    Students are responsible for all transportation costs and arrangements (airfare, taxi, etc.). Your hotel room is free of charge to you for two nights (November 6 & 7, 2017). Hotel rooms are double rooms that will be shared by student attendees of the same gender. Some local chapters offer scholarships to attend the conference. Talk to your faculty advisor or local chapter officers about this.

Sponsored by:

fiat chrysler
georgia pacific

Highlights from the 2017 Future Safety Leaders Conference