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Webinar: Managing Risk Series

An IndustryWeek and EHS Today-hosted webinar series, sponsored by DuPont

Date: This webinar is now available On-Demand.
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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September 28: New Strategies & Tools for Managing Risk

Risk-based planning is a familiar concept for most companies. Most business leaders realize that managing operational risk is critical to lowering operating and auditing costs, reducing operating loss, increasing customer and staff satisfaction, optimizing insurance coverage and premiums, and promoting compliance with regulatory requirements. But recognizing the importance of risk management doesn't always translate to having an effective strategy or system in place.

Join DuPont Sustainable Solutions, a leading provider of operations consulting services, for a two-part webinar series on new strategies and tools for managing risk. In the first webinar on September 28, we'll explore:

  • What is operational risk management and what does it have to do with safety?
  • Why not all companies, or even business units, have the same risk profile, therefore they should not be treated the same.
  • The importance of an integrated approach to managing risk and safety.
  • How do you measure the strength of your integrated management system and your cultural maturity?
  • How safety perception surveys are a measure to assess where you are in your safety journey.

October 25: The People Dimension of Risk

Every organization is on a safety maturity curve, striving toward improved risk management and safety performance. To guide us along the journey and move us forward, we develop rules and regulations, implement processes and procedures, create safeguards and deliver training. Despite all of the systems, equipment and training, we are still willing to take risks. Why?

During this October 25 webinar, we'll explore:

  • The impact of the subconscious on risk-based decision making
  • How can we merge behavioral-based thinking with risk-based thinking?
  • Reducing unsafe decisions through personal safety awareness
  • Affective communications to engage employee, change attitudes and transform behaviors

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September 28: New Strategies & Tools for Managing Risk

Rafael Ochoa
Global Product Manager
DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Rafael Ochoa is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with a broad set of commercial experience which includes marketing, product development, B2B strategy & business process design consulting. His passion for learning and continuous improvement has served him well to lead and inspire change in matrix organizations where employee engagement is key to achieving the business change.

Ochoa holds a B.Sc. in Business Management from Pepperdine University, Malibu California and M.B.A from University of Delaware, Delaware.

Mieke Jacobs
Global Leader, Employee Safety and Operational Risk Management
DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Based in Belgium, Europe, Mieke Jacobs has more than 17 years of experience in DuPont that includes managing operations, supply chain, continuous improvement, change management and management consulting. She started her career in DuPont Integrated Operations, where she held several positions as operations manager, warehousing and logistics manager, regional supply chain leader, as well as some key roles in quality and human resources.

Before joining the management consulting business DuPont Sustainable Solutions in January of 2014 she led the implementation of the DuPont Production System (a global integrated approach to productivity improvement and cultural change in DuPont) for the EMEA region, supporting the 40 EMEA production sites in their implementation, with a team of internal consultants across Europe. This Production System has been a key platform for the integration of a newly acquired company, Danisco, with more than 20 sites in the EMEA region.

Since January 2014, she has been a strategic advisor to a number of global and international companies, and her consulting experience covers a broad range of industries such as oil & gas, chemical, manufacturing, shipping, wind turbine industry, food industry.

Jacobs has led cross-functional/regional teams that facilitate the sustainable transformation of organizational culture.

She has a passion for organizations and people. Using her acquired skills in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming – she is a Master Practitioner) and Coaching (she is a certified coach) she has been supporting many companies through times of change, for example: Mergers & Acquisitions, workforce challenges, increased operational risks, recovering from a series of fatalities and serious injuries, etc.  

October 25: The People Dimension of Risk

Nancy Kondas
Global Leader, Product Development - Training Solutions
DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Nancy Kondas is a Global Leader in Product Development for DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Training Practice, Deployment of global design, development processes and protocols enable systematically reaching a global market with sound and effective training programs. The effort emphasizes the science of Instructional Design combined with the Art of Transmedia Production. The application of sound instructional design using captivating media and teamwork results in the development of effective Custom Training Solutions and Instructional Systems.

Kondas joined Coastal, now a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont Sustainable Solutions, in 1994 as the Senior Producer for the Safety and Environmental Affairs Journal. She became Director of Product Development for Coastal in 1996 and moved to the Vice President of Product Development in 1998. Under Kondas' direction, the video productions at Coastal were refined, a dedicated print design and production effort evolved, and the interactive computer based production effort grew dramatically. Coastal entered the eLearning market, and created DVD and streaming training applications. During her tenure, Coastal has earned over 130-industry related awards. The quality of Coastal products has achieved first class status among training productions.

Craig Sexton
Creative Director
DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Craig Sexton is the Creative Director at DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS). He is an award-winning producer, director, and writer with a diverse 30-year background in film, television and the entertainment industry. Sexton started his career as one the founding partners of VPS Studios, there he produced and directed for such acts as Linda Ronstadt, Van Halen and the Michael Jackson Victory Tour. His career highlights at major studios include Lucasfilm, where he ran the Los Angeles division called The Droidworks during the Star War Trilogies. And again at New World Entertainment as Senior Vice President, where he was responsible for the released 25 motion pictures and 5 television series…that included "The Wonder Years," "Crime Story" and "Tour of Duty."

Additionally, Sexton was a founding partner at Planet 3 Entertainment as Creative Director. Developing and directing NBC's "Must See TV" campaign, Fox Sports Network Launch campaign, Fox's award winning PSA campaign "Violence Get Over It," and CBS's award winning fall campaign "Big February Nights." He's directed several TV docu-dramas for the Discovery Channel such as "The New Detectives" and "The FBI Files" as well as, the hit series "Big Shots" for The Speed Channel.

Sexton's won numerous Telly and Addy Awards, as well as a lucky 13 International Promax Awards, including the International Gold Award for 'Best Image Campaign.' He has been acknowledged with three gold CINE awards for his work as a Creative Director with DuPont in the industrial -- corporate categories.

Sexton is a creative powerhouse, who is charged with bringing his talent to bear on on redefining the look and feel of training in the learning and development space at DSS. His recent work has created breakthroughs in Instructor Led Training with his method of affective learning images and communication by design.

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