NAEM's 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

Agenda

 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sustainable Winery Outing

Tour, lunch, tasting and presentation at the Sokol Blosser Winery, a leading sustainable winery in a Willamette Valley. Further details to be announced. Ticket price is $99. The Winery Outing is sold out!

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Join your fellow attendees for wine and dessert as we kick off this exciting program. Start the first day with new contacts and new friends.

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Wellness Activity - Rise and Let Your Inner Self Shine - Parliament 1, 2, 3

Set a focused intention for your day by joining your peers for a 60 minute yoga practice. Learn techniques for quieting the mental noise that create distractions and prepare yourself for a new day of growth. This is an optional session that will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit! Please make sure to wear attire that you are able to move in.

 

Led by:

  • Lauren Zulli, ‎Sustainability Engineer; Herman Miller Inc. and Founder; HOLOS Coaching & Consulting - Bio
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration - Mezzanine

7:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

First Time Women's Leadership Attendee Networking Breakfast - The London Grill

 

  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM
  • Schana Kramer, Marketing and Sales Director; NAEM

Conference Networking Breakfast - Kent

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Mayfair

 

  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM
  • Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability; American Electric Power Co. Inc. and Vice President; NAEM Board of Directors
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Uplifting Leadership, In Conversation with Rosalind Hudnell - Mayfair

A champion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace with a long-standing commitment to advancing corporate responsibility and social impact, Rosalind, “Roz” L. Hudnell will share reflections on her career journey, leadership practices, and attributes she believes are important for success. We’ll then transition into an arm chair discussion led by another inspiring female leader and co-author of the book, Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to be Women), Margie Flynn. Centered on the themes and lessons of the book, Margie will lead a discussion with Roz on how leaders can empower and uplift others as they seek to progress in their lives and careers. (Note: All net proceeds from the book will be donated to the YWCA to support the education of young women transitioning out of foster care.)

 

  • Margie Flynn, Principal & Co-Founder; BrownFlynn - Bio
  • Rosalind L. Hudnell, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Affairs; Intel Corp. and President; Intel Foundation - Bio

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

Brain Break - Mayfair

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leading and Learning from Complex Business Initiatives - A Roadmap for Success - Mayfair

You are in a role to advance initiatives that will position your company to become a thought leader in your industry, form future regulation, or advance business objectives. Leading such an effort is complex. It requires strategic alliances, issue framing, clear communication, and collaboration among a wide variety of business partners. Come learn the importance of getting it right from the start and avoiding common pitfalls from senior executives who've gone through the process.

 

Panelists:

  • Halina Caravello, Vice President of EHS; Johnson Controls International plc - Bio
  • Suzanne Fallender, Director of Corporate Responsibility; Intel Corp. - Bio
  • Michelle Fleury, Senior Director, Supply Chain Transformation; Cisco Systems Inc. - Bio

Moderated by: Kym Fawcett, Manager, Safety & Social Responsibility; Enerplus Corp.

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon - Kent

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Leveraging New Organizational Models to Thrive in Rapidly Changing Business Environments - Mayfair

Companies are operating and changing at an unprecedented pace to respond to rapidly changing and volatile customer environments. One of the strategies for maintaining flexibility amidst such volatility is to make the organization itself more flexible in how it identifies, staffs, and responds to needs, and to use technology to increase engagement. Organizations that are on the cutting edge of IT and digital work are managed in teams instead of strict hierarchies to drive speed, empowerment, and flexibility into their organizations.

 

Gretchen Hancock from General Electric will share their EHS organization’s recent experiences with dynamic teaming models, answer your questions about how to build agility into your own teams, and share with you insights about where you can learn more.

 

Facilitated by: Gretchen Hancock, Leader, EHS Governance; General Electric Co. - Bio

2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What is Your Leadership Development Legacy? - Mayfair

Participants will discuss different ways they can lead in the attraction and development of EHS&S talent. Imagine when it is time to leave your current role. You can leave more than a legacy of your technical strengths. You can leave your role with a true leadership legacy. Imagine the talent pipeline being stronger because of you. You will leave this session with a plan for your leadership development legacy. Because after all, EHS&S Talent Development isn’t just for supervisors.

 

  • Dodie Gomer, Founder; Dodie Gomer Enterprises LLC - Bio
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Brain Break - Mayfair

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

B-R-A-N-D for Career Growth & Leadership Success - Mayfair

Is your personal brand management positioning you for career growth and leadership success? Effective leadership requires a keen understanding of 21st-century workplace dynamics. Professionals on the move must strategically align their personal brand with their firm’s long-term vision. And they must be able to clearly define and effectively communicate their value to the organization.  Is it time to rethink your personal brand as an EHS&S leader? This interactive session will take you on a journey of self-discovery, while arming you with actionable techniques to effectively B-R-A-N-D:

 

- Build ambassadors

- Rise to marketplace leadership

- Articulate value

- Negotiate with impact

- Develop a success strategy

 

  • Tareaz Pegues, Branding Expert and Founder; Pegues Branding Group LLC - Bio
4:45 p.m. p.m.

Closing Remarks

 

  • Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM
6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Dinner

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Wellness Activity - Rise and Let Your Inner Self Shine - Parliament 1, 2, 3

Set a focused intention for your day by joining your peers for a 60 minute yoga practice. Learn techniques for quieting the mental noise that create distractions and prepare yourself for a new day of growth. This is an optional session that will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit! Please make sure to wear attire that you are able to move in.

 

Led by:

  • Lauren Zulli, ‎Sustainability Engineer; Herman Miller Inc. and Founder; HOLOS Coaching & Consulting - Bio
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast - Kent

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Mayfair

 

  • Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM
  • Caitlin Wilson, Senior Program Director; NAEM
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote: How Climbing Mt. Everest Made Me a Better EHS Leader - Mayfair

As the first African American woman to successfully scale Mt. Everest, Sophia Danenberg's story is one of extraordinary discipline and determination. Not only did it test her endurance, but it also made her a better EHS leader. She will share her experiences with you and explain how she incorporated her lessons from the summit into a new strategy identifying opportunities and setting goals. She'll also explain how this new perspective has helped her excel in her EHS strategy role.

 

  • Sophia Danenberg, EHS Strategy, International Policy Analysis; The Boeing Co. - Bio

Moderated by: Drena Howard, Director, Global Retail Environmental Affairs & Safety; The Estée Lauder Co.'s Inc. - Bio

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Brain Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Career Profiles of Women Leaders: Learning from Successes and Failures - Mayfair

The path to the top is not always a straight line. Hear the paths these panelists took from their early days to become leaders within their organizations. They'll candidly share the skills and strategies they used to advance professionally and reflect on the setbacks along the way. You'll walk away with new insight into the skills and attributes that could be pivotal in your career and how to learn from both wins and losses.

 

  • Lisa Barnes P.E., CIH, Practice Line Leader, Sustainability & Climate Change Services; Bureau Veritas North America Inc. - Bio
  • Janet Evans, Manager, Process Safety; CF Industries Inc. - Bio
  • Brigette Philpot, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, North America Operations; Sodexo SA - Bio

Moderated by: Kelly Sobczak, Director, EHS&S Business Solutions; CH2M

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Roundtable Discussion Topics - Kent

During this interactive luncheon, we will discuss topics that EHS female leaders face everyday including:

 

  1. Valuing and learning from failure
  2. Constructively addressing perceptions related to age and experience
  3. How to get value from a mentorship or sponsorship relationship
  4. Work life balance: What are the biggest challenges and what to do to ensure balance?
  5. Emotional intelligence: its role in the workplace, how to hone your own, and recognize and nurture it in others
  6. Feedback: how to ask for it and how to give it constructively
  7. Succession planning and talent development: Ensuring long term success
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Advancing Your Business Objectives Through Negotiation - Mayfair

No matter your role, or your business objective, every initiative requires negotiation. This interactive workshop session will give you techniques you can use to advocate for EHS priorities, effectively collaborate across silos and advance your goals with external stakeholders. The strategies you'll learn here will help you walk into any situation with confidence and leave with your professional objectives and business goals met.

 

Workshop Facilitator: Jessica Williams, Founder; Superwoman Project - Bio

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break - Mayfair
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Using Mindfulness to Find Your Focus and Drive Impact - Mayfair

The US Army's Mind Fitness Training Institute states that the practice of mindfulness builds attention, mental agility, emotional intelligence, resilience and situational awareness. This is essential for today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ever changing organizational landscape. When it comes to prioritizing your efforts, this powerful, candid session will help attendees figure out what's meaningful and important. Studies have shown the exciting benefits of training in mindfulness and even brief periods of taking a purposeful pause. Come learn to:

 

  • Foster a greater sense of focus and less reactivity, by having the ability to look deeply into what is happening in the present moment
  • Breed innovation by cultivating the internal resources to pivot faster and more skillfully
  • Integrate the practice of mindfulness-meditation and self-awareness-with effective techniques of management and mentorship.

Facilitated by: Kate Kerr, Chief Attention Officer and Founder; Wake Up Kate - Bio

 

Moderated by: Laura Murphy, Vice President of Customer Experience; VelocityEHS - Bio

4:40 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns - Mayfair

 

  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM
  • Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability; American Electric Power Co. Inc. and Vice President; NAEM Board of Directors

 

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Interested in speaking

 

Are you an EHS or leader with a case study to share? Contact Caitlin Wilson, Program Manager, at caitlin@naem.org or call (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.

 

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