Course Description

Effective leadership is required in the dynamic field of occupational health and safety with its changing regulations, client demands, constant budgetary constraints, and implementation of best practices. High impact leaders create energizing climates in the workplace and guide executive decisions at all levels of an organization.  Today’s environmental health and safety leaders are looking for new ways to go beyond technical ability to motivate and inspire other’s in their organizations to act as ‘change agents’ to reduce worker illnesses and injuries.

This two-day, multidisciplinary course is designed taking into account that leaders and leadership are largely made through experiences. Participants will understand how their personal values and experiences inform their leadership, discover the process to build effective change, and demonstrate how to put leadership development in action.


Leadership, Readiness, and Motivation for the Health and Safety Professional

October 2-3, 2017


UW South Lake Union - Building C - Room C123 A&B

850 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109

Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess readiness to lead utilizing survey tools provided by the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking
  • Identify personal values and leadership vision by drawing on leadership ability from personal experiences, role models, and mentors
  • Learn leadership development frameworks, concepts, and styles
  • Identify one goal for your personal leadership development plan
  • Discuss practical case study examples of effective health and safety leadership across several industries.

** Discounted registration available for current students and government employees **

For any questions about registration, please contact the NW Center at or 206-543-1069 or 800-326-7568

Intended Audience

Safety and health professionals, students in safety and health academic programs, industrial hygienists, environmental health and safety directors, safety committee members, risk managers, and safety and health consultants.


Molly Breysse Cox, MA, PhD Candidate, Faculty and Leadership Associate, UW

Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST)

Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington

John Fauver, BS, MA

Environmental Health & Safety Program Manager

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Contact Hours: 16.0

CEUs: 1.6

American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance (CM) can be obtained for this activity. Go to for CM credit criteria.

Parking fees are not included in course registration fees.