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Webinar: Enhancing Safety Leader EHS Training With Psychometric Assessment: A Case Study With Novelis

An On-Demand EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by PSI Services

Date: This webinar is available on-demand.
Originally Broadcast: October 22, 2019
Duration: 62 Minutes
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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How can organizations develop future safety leaders in a way that is truly personal and hands-on? Research using psychometrics now enables us to measure several leadership traits and skills that shape how an individual will lead safety. This webinar will present a detailed case study on how Novelis, a global manufacturing organization, embedded a validated psychometric assessment into a comprehensive learning and development process for safety leader skill building.

This was a one-of-a kind program implemented across 7 countries which addressed several technical EHS topics, while including a behavioral, soft skills component. The experience was highly personalized by providing leaders with their safety leader behavioral profile based on psychometric test results, which was coupled with safety leader classroom training, 1-on-1 coaching, and action planning. In this webinar we will discuss the roadmap and various components of this process, and how it has been incorporated across several business units and countries to drive improvements in leader behavior and safety performance.

This session will provide several learning outcomes, including:

  • Discover the components behind this unique process that combined technical and personal behavioral elements
  • Learn the key psychological traits and leadership competencies that have the biggest impact on exposure to risk
  • Understand how you can transfer technical and behavioral safety leadership skills to the shop floor
  • Take away best practices and lessons learned on how to implement this type of process in a sustainable manner




Bachunas90.jpgCarla Bachunas, CHMM, EHS Lead, Novelis North America

Ms. Bachunas is an environmental, health and safety professional with over twenty years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in occupational health and safety and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. She has received her CHMM and GSP. Ms. Bachunas has worked in a variety of fields including EHS consulting, paper manufacturing, glass manufacturing and aluminum manufacturing.

Esteban90.jpgEsteban Tristan, Ph.D., Director of Corporate Safety Solutions at PSI Services

Dr. Esteban Tristan is the Director of Corporate Safety Solutions at PSI Services.  He is closely involved in the design of psychological assessments, surveys, training systems, and other tools that help organizations improve their safety culture and business performance.  He has worked with global organizations across industries such as manufacturing, energy, and utilities and has trained hundreds of leaders on the psychological traits and behaviors that are most critical to safety in high risk work environments.  Esteban holds a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational and Human Factors Psychology and is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the American Psychological Association (APA).  Esteban has authored articles in the Journal of Safety Research, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Organizational Psychology, and EHS Today.  He is a frequent presenter at safety conferences and trade shows, including the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, ASSP National and Regional conferences, Industry Week Manufacturing & Technology Conference, and as a guest speaker at the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

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This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.

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