Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
Improving environmental health and safety performance within your organization requires an in-depth understanding of management principles and the leadership skills to drive change. You need to be able to build leadership buy-in for health, safety, and environmental initiatives, lead teams effectively, and create strategies for integrating EHS principles into the culture of your organization.
In this course, you will develop the management skills needed to improve the EHS function in your organization while gaining the leadership skills needed to lead teams, make decisions, build stakeholder buy-in, and generate and sustain change. You will participate in focused skill building in the critical areas of leadership and management development with the objective of bridging the gap between environmental health and safety technical skills and leadership skills essential for achieving functional excellence.
Management Training for EHS Professionals
As you move higher in your organization, the requirements for technical environmental health skills give way to requirements for management skills. You will need to develop clear goals and objectives that tie environmental health and safety outcomes to organizational goals, develop strategies to achieve these objectives, establish expectations, delegate to team members, and measure outcomes.
In this course you will learn principles imperative to your success as a manager, including:
- Managing and motivating people
- Negotiation and conflict resolution
- Effective business communication
- Risk communication
- Listening as a communication skill
- Time management and utilization
- Strategic and business planning for results
- Regulatory affairs management
- Professional ethics and legal issues of management
- Building EHS management systems
The management skills you learn in this training will make you a more effective environmental health professional while also developing your proficiency in influencing the actions of others. This skillset will allow you to lead others, manage yourself better, and make better decisions.
Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
Generating and sustaining long-term change in an organization requires moving beyond management to leadership. Unlike managers, leaders are not limited by the scope of their formal authority. They influence and guide others across traditional organizational boundaries, build relationships, and overcome organization-wide challenges to increasing productivity and value.
This course covers both functional leadership, a form of leadership focused on effectiveness and cohesion, and transformational leadership which is focused on creating and sustaining change. Both types of leadership are required in today’s complex business environment.
This leadership development course will help you work smarter, make strategic contributions to your organization, and gain increased respect, rewards, and recognition.
Learn From and Network With Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
Program participants come from diverse backgrounds, functions, and organizations from around the world, tied together by their desire to become a leader in environmental health and safety. By bringing together EHS managers and leaders from around the world, this course offers a truly rich experience. This training program offers a small, personal setting where you will learn as much from your fellow participants as from program faculty as you exchange valuable insights and best practices. You will leave Harvard having developed a global network of leading peers you can rely on for guidance as you return home and implement what you learned.