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Get to know your fellow volunteer leaders and grow your leadership and team-building skills so you can be successful within ASSP and on the job.

About ASSP’s Annual Leadership Conference

Volunteer leaders are critical to ASSP’s success, our many member communities and the occupational safety and health (OSH) industry in general. LeadershipConference_155A4312

We now offer a year-round Leadership Conference experience. Through a series of webinars and virtual events, we provide expanded opportunities for ASSP volunteers to connect and learn from our community of leaders. Get to know your fellow volunteer leaders and grow your leadership and team-building skills so you can be successful within ASSP and on the job.

Upcoming Leadership Conference Sessions

Registration for all 2023-24 Leadership Conference sessions is free and open to leaders of our chapter, common interest and practice specialty member communities, as well as other ASSP leaders. 

Leadership Conference | Aug. 6 | Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Save the date for the return to an in-person Leadership Conference in conjunction with the Safety 2024 Conference and Expo. You will also be invited to attend the Leader and Honorees Reception following the full-day event. We will share registration information and additional details on the agenda and speaking opportunities soon. Use the schedule below to plan your conference experience and make your travel arrangements.

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Schedule Overview

Monday, Aug. 5 | Arrive
Tuesday, Aug. 6 | Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
  • Leadership Conference 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Leaders and Honorees Celebration 5 – 7 p.m.
    • All Leadership Conference attendees are invited to attend this year's Leaders and Honorees Celebration. Learn more about the celebration here.
Wednesday–Friday, Aug. 7–9 | Colorado Convention Center
  • Safety 2024 Conference & Expo

2024-25 Virtual Leadership Conference Sessions

Save the date for upcoming Leadership Conference events. Registration and additional details coming soon.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024: Volunteer Kick-Off Webinar – This session will serve as a welcome to new leaders beginning their volunteer term in 2024, as well as an orientation and overview of upcoming activities for all volunteer leaders.

Thursday, October 17, 2024: Leadership Conference Virtual Event – This full-day event will feature education and networking opportunities, focused on community operations and member engagement.

Who Should Attend?

If you are a current or rising volunteer ASSP leader in your ASSP community, we encourage you to attend this conference to enhance your leadership skills — you will grow as a volunteer and in your professional role at work. This conference is intended for:

  • Chapter and section officers
  • Practice specialty administrators and advisory committee members
  • Common interest group administrators and advisory committee members
  • Committee chairs and vice chairs
  • Deputy regional vice presidents
  • Area directors

Why Attend the Leadership Conference?

  • Develop leadership skills transferable to the workplace
  • Share best practices and meet key ASSP leaders
  • Network with other leaders to find solutions to your latest challenges
  • Earn continuing education units for attending the conference

Why Being an ASSP Leader Matters

Become a leader with ASSP and put your passion to work. Connect with a vast professional community, benefit from leadership training and gain access to insights on safety trends and innovations. Having all this at your disposal spurs career growth and can help advance your career. But it’s not just you who benefits. Individuals all over the world work in safer environments because our members work together for a safer, stronger future.

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Past Leadership Conference Sessions

Volunteer Kick-Off Webinar

More than 200 volunteer leaders joined us in August to start the new term. This 1-hour session featured updates from the Board of Directors and ASSP staff, as well as information and instructions on what to expect in the coming year.

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2023 Leadership Conference Virtual Event

Thank you to those who joined us in November 2023 for the virtual Leadership Conference. We look forward to seeing you online again in fall 2024.

January Leadership Conference Webinar | Jan.  25 | Online

Thank you to those who joined us in January. The presentation slides are available to download below.

Keynote Address | Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP

Amy Tolbert

Amy Tolbert is a distinguished faculty member at Carlson Executive Education. She is the founder and principal ECCO (Energizing Cultural Change in Organizations) International, a global firm that specializes in creating inclusive workplace cultures. She focuses on global communication skill development, communicating and managing across styles, and inclusive leadership skills. Tolbert has written several books, many articles, assessment tools and blog posts, and developed several global and inclusive online learning courses. She approaches all her work (and life) from a lens of curiosity.

April Leadership Conference Webinar | April 17 | Online

Thank you to those who joined us in to celebrate our community of volunteer leaders in April. You can view the recording here. The presentation slides and summary of the breakout discussions are available to download below.

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