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PDC 3 - Strengthening E​HS Leadership and Teamwork​​​

Management and Leadership​

Introductory | Credits: 8 CM Credit Hours 

Saturday, October 28 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Limit 40


Surveys from business and organizational executives confirm that employers want strong leadership and communication skills in their EHS professionals, in addition to sound technical/scientific attributes. Understanding key principles and building leadership skills are what make the difference in achieving organizational and individual success. This PDC will focus on strengthening leadership skills and attributes critical to leading teams​, programs, and business. The PDC workshops will focus on increasing the leadership, communications, and organizational alignment skills of the EHS professional at any point in their career. These skills are critical to optimize your individual effectiveness and make you a valued member of your enterprise. These are the skills necessary to make good things happen in a demanding, complex work environment, and to ensure that management, peers, and subordinates see you as an exceptional leader.

*Registration includes boxed lunch.

Value Added

Each participant will complete the DiSC Profile Personality Assessment. Several valuable leadership references will be used, including: Strengths Finder 2.0, The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, and The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.

Course Outline

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Basic Elements of Teamwork
  • Personality Styles
  • Listening
  • Effective Communication Resources & Time Management
  • The Value of Strategic Planning

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Leverage technical skills more effectively.
  • Create and manage highly effective teams.
  • Examine the art of listening.
  • Recognize personality styles to facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Set priorities and utilize time more effectively.
  • Influence change and intervene when required.
  • Communicate in the business world and talk in the language of the customer.
  • Identify the value of strategic planning principles and ensure alignment with the strategic objectives of the enterprise.

Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants’ understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Group activities
  • Interactive games
  • Practice exercises​​​​​​​​​


Name and Bio

Perry Logan, PhD, CIH, Senior Manager, Corporate Ergonomics and IH, Global EHS Team Leader, 3M, St. Paul, MN.

Perry is currently senior manager, 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene. His previous experience includes industrial hygiene at complex chemical facilities, EHS consulting, hazardous waste management / operations, and emergency response. He helped integrate industrial hygiene into safety, environmental, business systems and programs through implementation of 3M’s comprehensive exposure assessment and management program (Control Banding). Perry has made numerous technical presentations on comprehensive exposure assessment, use of mathematical exposure models, surface and air sampling system technologies, and FTIR for industrial hygiene. He is a past instructor for many professional development courses. Perry is a past chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and the Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Committee. He earned a BS in chemical engineering, an MS in industrial hygiene and a PhD in environmental and occupational health from the University of Minnesota.