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NAEM Expert Led Webinar - Strategic Decision-Making: A Collaborative, Facilitated Approach to Unders
NAEM Expert Led Webinar

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

Strategic Decision-Making: A Collaborative, Facilitated Approach to Understanding and Monetizing Risks

Strategic Decision-Making: A Collaborative, Facilitated Approach to Understanding and Monetizing Risks

Tuesday April 25, 2017
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)

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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

EHS managers are increasingly being asked to make effective decisions under time pressures and to deliver results with fewer resources (time, staff, and funding). These decisions can influence the short- and long-term management of a company's assets and liabilities, with potential impact on the company's brand and bottom line.

For a portfolio of assets (e.g. operational plants and/or acquisitions) and liabilities (e.g. legacy remediation sites), a lack of common definition of “risk” and a shared understanding of conditions that drive risk can hinder EHS managers and directors from being strategic about their decisions. Additionally, in the case of liabilities, it is often difficult to correlate the dollars being spent to the reduction of risk.

This webinar will provide EHS managers and directors with case studies demonstrating a facilitated approach that builds consensus among diverse internal stakeholders to arrive at a common definition of risk. It will also focus on the development of tool(s) to compare risks between assets and liabilities within the portfolio while tracking the change in site and portfolio risk over time. A systematic approach and tools enable effective and expedited decision-making and management reporting. This method can also be applied to streamlining the integration of acquisitions within a portfolio, and in prioritizing compliance.

In this webinar, we will demonstrate:

  • How a facilitated approach utilizing Lean principles and tools can also be applied to EHS portfolio management
  • How development of a systematic way to assess risk can help EHS managers make informed and strategic decisions
  • How lean principle tools can be useful in reporting for internal management and tracking portfolio progress towards goals


  • Sunila Gupta, Program Manager, Lean Practitioner; Haley & Aldrich Inc.
  • Bethany Brooks, Project Manager, Lean Practitioner; Haley & Aldrich Inc.

Speaker Biographies

Sunila Gupta

Sunila Gupta

Sunila Gupta is a Program Manager at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. with more than 23 years of experience providing strategic environmental consulting and leading all phases of clients’ projects. Ms. Gupta specializes in managing multidisciplinary teams and contractors to achieve client goals in a cost-effective manner. As a Lean Practitioner, Ms. Gupta focuses on helping clients address their complex challenges through the application of Lean principles and tools, both at a project as well as portfolio level.

Bethany Brooks

Bethany Brooks

Bethany Brooks is an Associate in the Lean Consulting Services group at Haley & Aldrich and also holds a Professional Geologist license. She has more than 10 years of experience in environmental remediation and, over the past several years, has focused on working directly with clients to identify, prioritize and develop effective countermeasures to challenges in environmental projects and portfolios. She works collaboratively with many client teams, including their external partners, to support achievement of project delivery goals.

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