May 11 - 12,  2023
Opening Ceremonies + Welcome Reception Evening of May 10th
Disney's Contemporary Resort

Effect Change and Lead for Outcomes

Secure your spot at the nation's only conference of its kind dedicated to helping you and your company move the needle on safety, health, and sustainability. This is the premier event for industry leaders ready to learn how to affect lasting excellence in the three pillars essential to workplace success. Featuring seven highly sought-after keynote speakers specifically chosen for their expertise and 20 customized breakout sessions with Safety, Health, Sustainability and Leadership tracks, our third annual Leadership Conference on Safety, Health + Sustainability is more extensive and, on the way, to becoming the educational event of 2023. Invest in yourself and your company's mission. Our two-day event is conveniently situated right in the heart of Disney World at the ultra-modern Contemporary Resort. In our expansive Exhibit Hall, you'll interact with leading vendors showcasing the most innovative products and groundbreaking services that are essential knowledge for you and your team. Level up your leadership as you network with other industry leaders at our opening ceremonies and welcome reception featuring dueling pianos. Keep the connections and the fun flowing into the evening at our Trivia Dinner with fireworks and dessert.

Early conference registrants will receive a unique promo code via secure email upon payment receipt. Thanks to our generous sponsors, this exclusive code will allow you to take advantage of our already highly discounted hotel rate at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Your $250 early-bird rate reflects an additional $120 discount off the already reduced conference hotel rate of $370/night. Register before April 10, 2023. A limited number of rooms are available!

What Past Attendees are Saying...

“I just wanted to thank you all for the very best conference! I am a 31-year safety guy and have been to many safety conferences, I must say this was the best I have been to.”

What Past Attendees are Saying...

“This is my second year and I always leave with some new info and ideas as well as a re-energization about the overall Concept of safety for my company. And face to face learning is always a welcome event!”

What Past Attendees are Saying...

“The commentary and expertise of each speaker resonated and reinforced the learnings of safety.”

See What Last Year Had to Offer

Conference At-A-Glance

*Agenda subject to change

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
3:00pm-5:00 pm | Conference Registration Opens
5:30pm-7:00pm | Welcome Reception - Entertainment - Heavy Apps
Thursday, May 11, 2023
7:30am-4:00pm | Exhibit Hall Open
7:45am-9:00am | Breakfast Buffet
8:45am-9:45am | Keynote: Matt Higgins
9:45am-10:15am | AM Break
10:15 am -11:15 am | Educational Sessions
11:20 am -12:20 pm | Educational Sessions
12:20 pm -2:20 pm | Keynote: Dr. Caroline Leaf
2:20 pm-3:00 pm | Dessert, Door Prizes and Networking In the Expo Hall
3:10pm-4:10pm | Keynote Address: Chris Nikic and Nik Nikic
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Educational Sessions
7:00pm-9:00pm | Trivia Night Dinner
Friday, May 12, 2023

6:30 am 4:00 pm |Conference Registration Opens
7:00 am -8:00 am | Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am -9:30 am | Opening Remarks & Keynote Presentations: Richard D. Clarke w/ Bill Yeargin
9:30am-1:30pm | Exhibit Hall Open
9:30:00 AM | Exhibit Hall Break
10:00 am -11:00 am | Educational Sessions
11:10 am -12:10 pm | Educational Sessions
12:10 pm 2:10 pm |  Lunch and Keynote Presentations: Pat Geraghty - Florida Blue
Noon | Exhibit Hall Closes

Keynote Speakers

Cofounder & CEO of RSE Ventures
Relying on a Plan B in business may prevent you and your team from achieving success. Join Matt Higgins, Harvard Business School executive fellow, Guest Shark on ABC's Shark Tank, famed angel investor, and author, as he discusses workplace lessons from his new book: Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential. Attendees will receive a copy of Matt's book.
Communication Pathologist & Cognitive Neuroscientist
Optimal mental health in our workplaces results in greater productivity and creativity for business. Renowned communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory for several decades. Dr. Leaf will discuss her revolutionary theory of how we think and process information.
Commander United States Special Operations Command
General Richard D. Clarke recently retired as the 12th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and will share his military leadership insights on motivating and inspiring others to pursue goals with precision and determination. General Clarke will engage in a panel discussion with Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft, sharing real-life experiences that will help elevate your organization to the highest standards of excellence.
President & CEO of Correct Craft
This interactive panel discussion with Retired General Richard D. Clarke is a must-see for all leaders looking to move the needle on their workforce's safety, health, and sustainability. Learn about the "anything is possible" leadership philosophy of Bill Yeargin, the award-winning CEO of Correct Craft. A prolific writer, Bill has been published hundreds of times and has authored five books, including Education of a CEO: Lessons for Leaders.
President & CEO of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation
C-Suite professionals benefit from real-life storytelling by their peers. Pat Geraghty, president, and CEO of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation and Florida Blue speaks directly to executives in leadership roles ready to learn innovative and sustainable approaches that translate to workplace success. Pat is a sought-after expert on healthcare topics, including wellness and prevention programming.
Chris - Team Nikic, Inc, Owner
Nik - Sales Optimizer, LLC, CEO
Sustainable improvement in the workplace starts with small, measurable gains daily. When CEO Nik Nikic used his 1% Better approach to business in training Chris Nikic, the results for his son were incredible. Chris set a new world record by being the first person with Down Syndrome to complete a 140.6-mile Ironman. Don't miss this duo's inspiring story of hard work and resiliency.

Highlighted Breakout Speakers

VP-Safety, Health, & Security at Ryder System, Inc.
Mauryo Jones is Head of Safety for an $9.7 billion FORTUNE 500® supply chain, dedicated transportation, and commercial fleet management solutions company. She is a leader with 20 (+) years of experience in creating and sustaining a proactive safety culture.
VP and Chief Safety Officer of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Greg Hale leads a global team of ride design, operations, and maintenance professionals that keep Disney on the leading edge of theme park safety and technology advancements.
Blue Zones VP of Product
Prepare to learn the secrets to longevity that can help you and your team create a healthier workplace. Nick Buettner of Blue Zones will share 20 years of research that indicates where people live more significantly influences their health than their genetics. These lessons, which also apply to the workplace, have helped to boost the well-being of entire cities, towns, counties, and regions.
President of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, LLC
Ed Foulke is the only attorney in the country confirmed by the U.S. Senate to run the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He is currently a partner in the Atlanta office and the Washington, D.C. Metro office located in Arlington, Virginia. He is the former co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He is also the President of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, LLC. 

Breakout Schedule

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Breakout #1 | Safety: At the Crosswords: Where Health, Safety and Criminal Law Meet
10:15 am -11:15 am | This program will cover the intersection of workplace safety and criminal law. The discussion will specifically address what issues have historically arisen after a catastrophe that implicates potential criminal liability.
Breakout #1 | Health: Extreme Heat - Know the Dangers
10:15 am -11:15 am | Prevention of heat stress is critical. Workers need to understand what it is and how it affects their health and safety.
Breakout Session
10:15 am -11:15 am | Coming Soon!
Breakout #1 | Leadership: Think Others First
10:15 am -11:15 am | Servant Leadership starts with Thinking Others First. Experience, reflect and identify simple ways you can add value and serve unconditionally as a leader.
Breakout #2 | Safety: Beyond the Sea: Leadership with Love. How to Build a Legendary Safety Culture
11:20 am -12:20 pm | Navy Bob will take you on a journey of how he took one of the worst performing submarines in the fleet to the best by leading with love to build a legendary safety culture.
Breakout #3 | Safety: Dodging Disasters - Sharing Our Safety Stories
11:20 am -12:20 pm | Hear as other safety professionals share about their near misses in a collaborative environment. Greg Hale leads a global team of ride design, operations, and maintenance professionals that keep Disney on the leading edge of theme park safety and technology advancements.
Breakout Session
11:20 am -12:20 pm | Coming Soon!
Breakout #2 | Leadership: Expect the Best
11:20 am -12:20 pm | Leaders see the future as it could be. Come explore the mindsets that promote resilience, grit, and perseverance as you work towards your potential.
Breakout #4 | Safety: Thirteen Strategies to Improve Workplace Safety, Reduce OSHA Exposure & Improved Profitability
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | If OSHA has fallen off your radar screen, it is time to put it back on. The number of OSHA penalties in the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars has significantly increased in the past year.
Breakout #5 | Safety: The Value of Vehicle Safety and Driver Assistance Technology
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Vehicle Safety Solutions and Driver Assistance Technology hold the potential to reduce traffic crashes and save thousands of lives each year. In 2021 work related traffic deaths accounted for 40% of workplace fatalities — many of these crashes were tied to human error.
Breakout #2 | Health: Opioids - Combating the Crisis
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | In 2018, healthcare and the State of Florida took bold actions to reduce availability of prescription opioids. Learn the actions, results, lessons learned, and next steps.
Breakout #3 | Leadership: Respond with Courage
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | As leaders, uncertainty and fear are inevitable. Explore where courage is required for you as a leader and how you can set up and lean in.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Breakout #6 | Safety: OSHA Speaks: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes
10:00 am -11:00 am | Put OSHA compliance on your radar screen now to avoid costly penalties later. This federally conducted presentation will examine the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and changing safety legislation.
Breakout #3 | Health: Overcoming Obstacles Like an Olympian
10:00 am -11:00 am | Resilient leaders don’t pretend obstacles don’t exist or ignore obstacles; they simply refuse to live in them. Sherry shares her story of resilience and how she got beyond seemingly impossible odds to become a Two-Time Olympian.
Breakout #1 | Sustainability: Innovations in Recycling and Repurposing: What Organizations Can Do Better
10:00 am -11:00 am | Coming Soon!
Breakout #4 | Leadership: Accept Responsibility
10:00 am -11:00 am | Great leaders believe in the vision and take ownership of the outcomes. Explore ways responsibility can empower and promote creativity.
Breakout #7 | Safety: Surviving an Active Shooter Event
11:10 am -12:10 pm | This discussion, led by Captain Ron Hopper, includes the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.
Breakout #4 | Health: Rethinking Longevity, Happiness, and Workplace Health
11:10 am -12:10 pm | Hear about the evidence-based ways to help people live better for longer and ideas for bringing these to your workplace.
Breakout #2 | Sustainability: Institutional Program to Reduce Emissions: Development to Implementation
11:10 am -12:10 pm | Coming Soon!
Breakout #5 | Leadership: Hunger for Wisdom
11:10 am -12:10 pm | Your capacity to grow determines your capacity to lead. Identify action steps for your continued growth this year.

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