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Mar 2014


Harvard School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Boston , Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 432-2100
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Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

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This program provides focused skill building in the critical areas of leadership and management development with the objective of bridging the gap between environmental health and safety (EHS) technical skills and leadership skills essential for achieving functional excellence. EHS and occupational medicine professionals from all organizations will gain the management training needed to integrate a culture of safety and sustainability into their organization.

Who Should Participate:

Health, safety, medical, and environmental professionals from all types of organizations and businesses who want to increase their individual effectiveness, or who have program or functional responsibilities, including:

  • Environmental health managers and engineers
  • Food safety managers
  • Health physics managers and engineers
  • Industrial hygienists
  • Occupational health physicians and nurses
  • Risk and insurance managers
  • Safety and health managers
  • Safety engineers
  • Sustainability directors
  • Toxicologists

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop clear objectives, goals, strategies, and measures for integrating health, safety, and environment into the culture of their organization
  • Create specific methods for "selling" occupational health, safety, and environmental initiatives to organizational decision makers
  • Employ listening skills to develop more effective negotiation and conflict-resolution skills
  • Establish measurable expectations and accountability for their services
  • Manage time effectively and coach others in this practice
  • Write and speak clearly and concisely in the language of the customer
  • Identify the right thing to do and prioritize work that is both urgent and important
  • Meet common challenges with proven techniques in risk communication
  • Use the most appropriate management style for every situation
  • Integrate sustainability objectives into EHS management systems


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