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Leading Without Authority: Tools and Behaviors that Get Results
EHS professionals are often tasked with a great deal of responsibility - ensure global compliance, drive culture change, reduce company-wide resource use, to just give a few examples - but often don't have the authority to demand change or action. In the absence of authoritative power, effective leaders must use other tools to get results. Dodie Gomer shares six powerful leadership and influence tools and demonstrate how to apply them to the world of EHS leadership. Using a peer-to-peer exercise, you will have a chance to practice using these tools and will walk away from the session better able to engage and influence those around them. You will also come away with a leadership development plan to support their development cycle after the conference and a peer advisor they can reach out to for input on difficult leadership situations.
- Delores 'Dodie' Gomer, Global EHS Competency Development Supervisor; Caterpillar Inc.
Delores 'Dodie' Gomer
, Global EHS Competency Development Supervisor
; Caterpillar Inc.
Delores (Dodie) J. Gomer is married to Steve Gomer. Together they have 2 sons and currently reside in Peoria, Illinois.
Dodie began her career as an HR specialist in Compensation + Benefits and continued as a specialist in the area of EEO and Affirmative Action. The technical foundation gave Dodie the opportunity to move into a generalist role as HR manager in various capacities and locations.
Today, Dodie is focused as an HR specialist. She is the Global EHS Competency Development Supervisor for Global EHS within the Legal Services Division. Dodie is known for her strength in strategic planning, for execution, strong leadership capability and deep technical HR competencies. This background is enabling the EHS Succession Planning Group to develop a strategy to attract, develop and retain the right EHS professionals throughout world. Dodie is putting a deliberate focus on developing the leadership skills for all EHS professionals in concert with their technical development, proclaiming 2013-2014 as “the time for developing EHS global talent”.
Dodie received her BA in Management from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is committed to the success of others, those within Caterpillar as well as through her community service opportunities. She enjoys time for family, sailing, travels, live music and is an avid reader.
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