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Authentic Leadership Development Series: Accelerating Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals

Authentic Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals is a series of courses designed to help leaders committed to advancing health and safety can learn how best to navigate today’s evolving health and safety landscape.  The series is comprised of three (3) leadership development courses that accelerate professional growth based on extensive body of evidence-based research, which supports the models and methods used. The courses are designed to cultivate leadership  knowledge, skills, and capabilities important to the success of health and safety leaders and participants are provided experiential learning opportunities for increasing critical leadership skills. The series begins with discussions of foundational concepts, tools, and practices across all levels of professional development in the health and safety field, and then covers using those concepts, tools, and practices in an organization.
 
Accelerating Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals
 
Leadership development at all levels of professional experience can be accelerated by understanding what theories, capabilities, and motivation fosters leader and follower effectiveness.  Before you can engage in acquiring these new capabilities and skills, you first need to be in a position of being ready and willing to learn and develop. This course will provide insight into unlocking both the motivation and abilities related to launching your leadership development. Participants will complete an online self-survey to explore their motivation and ability to understand how to activate positive leadership capabilities, which we refer to as leader developmental readiness.

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Authentic Leadership Development Series: Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness for Health and Safety Professionals

Authentic Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals is a series of courses designed to help leaders committed to advancing health and safety can learn how best to navigate today’s evolving health and safety landscape.  The series is comprised of three (3) leadership development courses that accelerate professional growth based on extensive body of evidence-based research, which supports the models and methods used. The courses are designed to cultivate leadership  knowledge, skills, and capabilities important to the success of health and safety leaders and participants are provided experiential learning opportunities for increasing critical leadership skills. The series begins with discussions of foundational concepts, tools, and practices across all levels of professional development in the health and safety field, and then covers using those concepts, tools, and practices in an organization.

Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness for Health and Safety Professionals

People, and how they feel about their work, can have a very significant impact on how they emotionally engage in the workplace each and every day. Today’s safety leaders need to understand stress, emotional labor, and the role of emotions in order to design a healthy workplace for the 21st century. This course will provide opportunities to examine, explore, and practice positive ‘resource’ approaches for increasing individual and group levels of motivation, inclusivity and emotional effectiveness with the ultimate goal of fostering a safe work environment. Participants will take a self-rater survey to discover what constitutes their positive psychological strengths and potential areas for development.

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Authentic Leadership Development Series: Transformational Leadership Development for Health & Safety Professionals

Authentic Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals is a series of courses designed to help leaders committed to advancing health and safety can learn how best to navigate today’s evolving health and safety landscape.  The series is comprised of three (3) leadership development courses that accelerate professional growth based on extensive body of evidence-based research, which supports the models and methods used. The courses are designed to cultivate leadership  knowledge, skills, and capabilities important to the success of health and safety leaders and participants are provided experiential learning opportunities for increasing critical leadership skills. The series begins with discussions of foundational concepts, tools, and practices across all levels of professional development in the health and safety field, and then covers using those concepts, tools, and practices in an organization.

Transformational Leadership Development for Health & Safety Professionals

It takes more than technical expertise to succeed as a health and safety professional. This course focuses on three positive styles of leading others and the four components of each style. Participants will explore their thinking, feelings, and actions related to authentic, transactional, and transformational leadership capabilities, and will take a multi-rater survey to discover individual strengths and development opportunities for developing leadership skills in health and safety related functions and contexts.

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Cascadia: Annual Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Public Health

This is a joint meeting of the University of Washington (School of Public Health - Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences & Dept of Health Services); University of British Columbia (School of Population and Public Health); Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Health Sciences); and Oregon State University (College of Public Health and Human Sciences).

This intimate conference provides faculty, staff, and students a forum to share new ideas and current or evolving research through plenary sessions, short (20-minute) podium presentations, ignite presentation (5 min) and posters, small group discussions, and socializing. This meeting is a great opportunity for cross border conversations and collaborations.

Course 2 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Principles of Green Chemistry

Explore the principles of green chemistry, an innovative approach for designing safer and more sustainable commercial products and industrial processes. Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and there is a need to develop new solutions and more sustainable substitutes. Learn how to incorporate the principles of green chemistry into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making. Examine the connection between chemical toxicity and human health, and assess how these factors influence material and product decision making. Develop a new framework for reducing chemical risks and unintended adverse consequences. Incorporate best practices into your business model that leads to a safer and sustainable approach for the design, use and selection of chemicals.

You will learn the fundamental principles of green chemistry and evaluate frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making.

Course 3 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Assessment Tools for Safer Chemical Decisions

Explore the principles of green chemistry, an innovative approach for designing safer and more sustainable commercial products and industrial processes. Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and there is a need to develop new solutions and more sustainable substitutes. Learn how to incorporate the principles of green chemistry into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making. Examine the connection between chemical toxicity and human health, and assess how these factors influence material and product decision making. Develop a new framework for reducing chemical risks and unintended adverse consequences. Incorporate best practices into your business model that leads to a safer and sustainable approach for the design, use and selection of chemicals.

You will learn the fundamental principles of green chemistry and evaluate frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making.

Fundamentals of Occupational Health for Nurses

The course brings together content from an expert line-up of faculty and practicing professionals in an online, on-demand format that includes video lectures, interactive activities and case-based problem solving in order to increase competency of nurses and other healthcare providers with occupational health responsibilities. The program is designed to familiarize practicing nurses with occupational injuries and illnesses and the tools and resources to recognize, diagnose, treat, and report them.

Total Worker Health®: Advancing Worker Well-Being in the Workplace

Course content will include an examination of the Total Worker Health® (TWH) five elements and concepts, an introduction to occupational health psychology and its relevance to safety and TWH, and a discussion of resources and strategies for integrating safety and occupational health into organizations. Interactive activities include large and small breakout group discussion, problem solving based on attendees’ organizational experience, homework and recap on published articles.