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NAEM Web Seminar - Exploring EHS and Sustainability Management Structures & Staffing
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NAEM Web Seminars are an easy and cost-effective way to share a learning experience with your colleagues. With one registration you can gather your entire EHS team around a computer or projector screen to collectively participate and brainstorm ideas.

Exploring EHS and Sustainability Management Structures & Staffing

Exploring EHS and Sustainability Management Structures & Staffing

Sept. 15, 2009
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

EHS and Sustainability Management: Better together or apart? Is there a one size fits all solution? Is your EHS department structured for optimal performance?

Today, the economy presents significant challenges to your company’s leadership in all areas of the organization. Your company may be experiencing a reduction in force and benefits, a hiring freeze, bonus payment suspension, or a number of other cost saving measures that affect your ability to attract and retain talent.

How do you effectively manage through these critical Human Resource issues, while still creating an effective environment that achieves the company goals?

How do effectively manage a reduced merit budget, or reduced or delayed bonus program?

This web seminar will address these questions and present methodologies to help those in leadership positions effectively manage through these challenges. Benchmarking results from NAEM’s staffing and structure survey will also be discussed.

Walk away with:

  • An understanding of how different management structures affect performance
  • EHS salary and compensation trends
  • Tips on how to continue recognizing your most effective contributors
  • Staffing and structure survey results

Featuring presentations by:

  • James Strock, President, James Strock & Co.
  • Stephen Walker, Senior Partner, Foushée Group Inc

Speaker Biographies:

James Strock
James Strock is a speaker and executive educator on 21st Century Leadership. He and his teams assist organizations and individuals to elicit their capacity for extraordinary performance and value creation.

Mr. Strock is the author of two best-selling books: Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership and Reagan on Leadership. Each is widely used in business and not-for profit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and the military. Reagan on Leadership has recently been re-released with a new Reader’s Note. His forthcoming book, Serve to Lead: 21st Century Leadership System, is scheduled for publication in 2009. He is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Leadership (Goethals and Sorenson, eds.), writing the articles on Winston S. Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt.

From 1991-97 Mr Strock served in Governor Pete Wilson’s cabinet as California’s founding Secretary for Environmental Protection. Following confirmation by the state senate, he established and led an agency comprising more than 4,000 employees and an $800 million budget, whose regulations and policies have global environmental and economic impacts.

In 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed, and the U.S. Senate confirmed Mr. Strock to serve as Assistant Administrator for Enforcement (chief law enforcement officer) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He led a major expansion and reorganization of the national program, while driving civil and criminal enforcement to record levels.

Mr. Strock served as general counsel and acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (the federal government's human resources agency), member of the California State Personnel Board, and counsel to the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. Among his national and state political campaign experience, he served as a full-time staffer in the 1984 Reagan presidential campaign.

Mr. Strock was educated at public and private schools in Austin, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, and at Harvard College (Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School. He studied literature for a year at New College, Oxford, on a Rotary Scholarship. He served to captain in the USAR-JAGC.

He has extensive experience as a negotiator, facilitator and mediator. He received training from the Harvard Negotiation Project, the American Arbitration Association and other professional groups, and has served on the neutrals rosters of state and federal courts.

Stephen Walker
Stephen W. Walker is the Senior Partner of the Foushée Group, Inc. He has more than 15 years in the management consulting field. He specializes in incentive plan design and implementation, salary and wage administration program development and compensation survey design and development.
In the field of compensation, Mr. Walker has managed projects in a variety of industries including; high technology, engineering services, information systems, national laboratories, pharmaceutical, energy and venture capital. He has worked with senior management to review and develop compensation programs that are designed to serve the business objectives and management philosophies unique to each organization.

Mr. Walker has designed and developed on-line an electronic compensation survey questionnaire and report program to be used by the Foushée Group for their annual environmental, health and safety and security and compliance compensation survey’s.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Walker was an Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Corporate Services, The Coca-Cola Company. In this capacity he managed special projects which included: budget development and review ($100MM); long range facilities planning; operational support for corporate security; a comprehensive study for the purchase of new corporate aircraft and research for administrative policy and program changes. Also, he participated in the planning activities regarding the Atlanta Olympic Committee needs for the 1996 Olympics. Prior to this position he was a Senior Staff Consultant in the Human Resources/Compensation Planning, Corporate Headquarters, developing compensation strategies worldwide.

Before joining The Coca-Cola Company he was a Senior Compensation Consultant for LSI Logic Corporation. While in this position Mr. Walker designed, developed and administered exempt and nonexempt salary programs, developed incentive programs, and developed policy and procedures for annual reviews for 2,500 employees.

Mr. Walker holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration, and is a former Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He is a frequent lecturer to professional and business groups, author, faculty member for the CSO Executive Council, and is a member of a variety of human resources and compensation organizations.

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