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Environmental Managers Roundtable, September 2014

On Tuesday, September 9th, NEIA will be holding its first Environmental Managers Roundtable. This session will be an opportunity for environmental managers in varying segments of the economy to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share information in a relaxed and informal setting.

The first in a series of environmental management roundtables, this initial meeting will determine the interests and needs of the group. Subsequent roundtable agendas will be developed solely by the group or managers themselves. NEIA will work in a support role for the group to provide for its indicated needs.

This session is reserved for environmental leads and managers only.

The Details

Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Cost: None.

Preliminary Agenda

The meeting will be co-chaired by:

  • Ted Lomond, Executive Director, NEIA
  • Deidre Puddister, M.Sc. Environmental Manager, HSEQ, Pennecon
  1. Welcome / Introductions
  2. Review of Rationale for EM Roundtable
  3. Discussion of topics of common concern. These could include:
    • Challenges faced with getting buy-in from upper management
    • Sourcing skilled personnel (skills targeted, field experience, etc.)
    • Identification of required staff training that is difficult to access
    • Challenges with existing environmental regulation and enforcement that require clarification
    • Building ISO 14000 systems off existing safety management systems
    • Reality of mega-projects vs. smaller projects
  4. EM Roundtable structure
    • Frequency of meetings
    • Meeting time and structure
    • Eligibility for participation
  5. Date of next meeting


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