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Shawn Galloway

Shawn M. Galloway is the coauthor of STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence and the Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference, 3rd Edition. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of ProAct Safety, an international safety excellence firm. As an international consultant, professional keynote speaker and strategist, he has helped hundreds of organizations achieve and sustain excellence in safety, culture, and operational performance. He is also the host of the highly acclaimed weekly podcast series, Safety Culture Excellence and a columnist for several magazines.

Shawn has personally worked with National Institutes of Health, MD Anderson, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amway, Wrigley, Herman Miller, Eastman Chemical, Georgia-Pacific, Honda, Ingersoll-Rand, Rockwell Automation, Timken, Starbucks, The United States Capital, The United States Armed Forces and over a hundred similar international organizations. National Safety Council calls him a “Global safety excellence expert” and a “Top-rated speaker”. ISHN Magazine listed him in the 2012 POWER 101 – Leaders of the EHS World, Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine refers to Shawn as a “Safety excellence coach” and IndustryWeek magazine writes “helps organizations achieve safety excellence”. Shawn has published over 250 podcasts, 100 articles and 30 videos on the subject of safety excellence in culture and performance.

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“We hired Shawn as our opening keynote speaker for our safety conference. Shawn delivered an excellent presentation. He demonstrated depth of knowledge on the topic of safety and developing a safety culture within and outside of the workplace. He was energetic, engaging and inspiring. He was able to connect with his audience of more than 550 individuals with diverse experiences and hold their attention. His ideas and perspectives ensured take-aways for all! Shawn set the tone for a great conference. I would highly recommend Shawn for an engaging keynote address!”

Judy Murphy, President & CEO, Safety Services Manitoba

Presentation Description & Topics

Creating and Sustaining Safety Culture Excellence

Organizations on the path towards excellence in any operational category must examine and plan to leverage their culture. Does the culture work with or against the plan? What will the culture support and what will it resist? Cultures are the most effective sustainability tool an organization has; it works hard to maintain the status quo. Or, if involved and leveraged effectively, it will develop ownership and reinforce the desired direction of change. Excellence in performance is only obtained through highly-functioning cultures.

Cultures can be leveraged to obtain significant results, but only if there is a clear understanding of the starting point, the destination, and the overall executable strategy. Leadership must realize they are not only responsible for the culture of the organization, but also how it is managed, to drive breakthrough performance. Culture can be a barrier or an opportunity. How you look at it isn’t necessarily the answer; how you manage it is.

All organizations desire to achieve and maintain zero injuries and a culture of safety excellence, but how confident are they in their strategy to get there? Learn how best-performing organizations develop strategies to achieve the most effective sustainability mechanism in safety: a culture of excellence.

The Transformational Leader

From Hands and Feet to Hearts and Minds

A leader’s ability to inspire and influence will become his or her single most effective, competitive advantage. Once higher levels are reached in an organization, individuals are less judged by what they have personally contributed, and more by what they have led others to accomplish. Do employees perform excellently because you inspire them to, or because they are fearful? Do you have a have-to or a want-to culture? Sustainable excellence develops from a motivated and inspired workforce; it is not the result of behavioral manipulation or managed delegation.

All leaders face challenges that intensify with each new hypercompetitive priority. The successful leader of tomorrow must become transformational to succeed. Audience members will receive tools and techniques that can be immediately applied, transforming their value to the organization, and helping them recognize sustainable step-change improvement in culture and performance.

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