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Safety in the Balance: How Leaders Influence Desired Safety Outcomes

Apr 28, 2022

Sponsored by Dekra


Sponsored by DEKRA. Unsafe conditions can trigger a wide range of emotional responses, such as anxiety and stress, which subsequently can increase the risk for incidents or injuries. These conditions can also occur when teams are fatigued or distracted and not following the standards of operation. Gain practical guidance on how good leaders can influence their teams to complete the work at hand and make safe decisions.

What You Will Learn

  • Explain how a good boss can also be a good leader
  • Discuss ways to effectively lead with safety while accomplishing work at hand
  • Develop better understanding of brain-centered hazards that influence a team’s decision-making process
  • Review the critical role of leading with safety and building key relationships
  • Discuss how a leader can effectively coach their teams to make better decisions

Neil Schnaak, Vice President- Executive Consultant, DEKRA
Neil SchnaakWith more than 30 years of experience, Neil Schnaak has expertise in coaching management teams and leaders to achieve organizational and safety-specific objectives. Prior to rejoining DEKRA as a lead executive consultant in 2021, he was the managing director of safety and security at Hawaiian Airlines, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s safety, security, emergency response, business continuity and regulatory compliance programs. Schnaak provided leadership to support the safe, efficient and secure operation of more than 95,000 yearly inter-island, trans-Pacific and international operations conducted by more than 7,500 employees.

Luis Sanchez, Ph.D., Vice President - Executive Consultant, DEKRA
Luis SanchezFor more than two decades, Luis Sanchez has been leading large-scale culture change initiatives. He works with global clients to redefine the goal of their safety systems so the focus is on exposure identification and control. Sanchez has extensive experience in all areas of organizational functioning, including design, development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement interventions at every organizational level to support stronger safety outcomes. He also has extensive experience implementing technical, professional and organizational development solutions, including competency performance processes.


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