Leadership Skills Development Workshop
09:00 - 17:00
Led by: Len Morris, Chief Examiner, BOHS
Len Morris has been Chief Examiner of BOHS since January 2017. He was formerly a Principal Specialist Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive where he managed an occupational hygiene team. Len has a particular interest in human factors and has recently championed the development of leadership and management competencies within the occupational hygiene profession.
This workshop aims to help participants explore their own strengths and encourage further development of leadership competencies. The workshop will be presented in collaboration with a representative of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Future Leaders Institute (FLI) advisory team and will apply proven approaches from this scheme as well as other tools tailored to an occupational hygiene context. The workshop will encourage the development of self awareness, interpersonal and communication skills and an understanding of change management. An important feature is drafting a Personal Action Plan for further development.
The workshop primarily at early career professionals eg., Licentiates of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene. Other groups within the membership who aspire to leadership roles within will also benefit and no special criteria are required. Some pre-course work (completion of self assessment questionnaires) will be required.
Upon completion of the PDC, participants will be able to:
- Be encouraged to develop self awareness and to understand and work with their own strengths and working styles.
- Understand the importance of effective communication in leading and influencing groups.
- Understand the principles of change management in leading occupational hygiene initiatives.
- Be encouraged to further develop their leadership skills by preparing a personal action plan and building effective networks.
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