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Winter 2014 Materials and Resources
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General Session Materials
Safety Culture, the Foundation for Success
Speaker: Ed Halpin, Chief Nuclear Officer and a Senior Vice President, PG&E
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
Out in Front: Positioning ECP for Success in a Changing Workplace
Speaker: Daryl Shapiro, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
ECP in a Changing Work Environment Panel
Subject Matter: SCWE Impact, Managing Change, Lessons Learned
Panel Leader: Diane J. Sieracki, Senior Safety Culture Program Manager, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Panel Participants: Aldo Capristo, Nuclear Vice President Licensing & Common Services, Xcel Energy; Edward Kennedy, Employee Concerns Program Manager, Washington River Protection Solutions; David MacDowell, Director, Alaska Employee Concerns Program, BP Alaska; Jim Madigan, Director, Nuclear Oversight and Safety Culture, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
Materials Provided During Session  
‘Tips, Tools, and How To’ for the ECP Program Manager
Aldo Capristo, VP Services, Excel Energy
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
Core Track Materials
Core #1 - My Lessons Learned in Conducting Safety Culture Assessments
Willis Frick, ECP Consultant
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
This breakout session will share Willis’ personal lessons learned from Nuclear Safety Culture assessments between 1992 and 2013.  The session will concentrate on things which the assessment manager should do to prepare for and conduct an effective assessment that will influence the Nuclear Safety Culture in the future.
Core #2 - ECP Self-Assessment
Mike Headrick, ECP Consultant
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
The program will cover tips on conducting ECP program self-assessments; program content based on several recent assessment experiences and rooted in Nuclear Quality Management Leadership (NQML) guidance.
Core #3 - Workplace Bullying
Billie Garde, Clifford & Garde
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
This session offers professional views on the impacts workplace bullying can have on a SCWE and how to spot and effectively address.
Core #4 - Performance Indicators
Rick Burnside, ECP Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric
Nathan Darrow, Corporate Employee Concerns Investigator, Exelon Nuclear
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
Speaker Contact for Worksheet Assistance:
A review of working examples, of how to monitor the ECP performance and detect changes early through monitoring.
Advanced Track Materials
Advanced #1 - Journey from Employee Concerns Manager to Whistleblower
Dennis Patterson, Owner/Consultant, Patterson Workplace Solutions
Resource Provided in File Library Below
As a former ECP Program Manager and Ethics Officer he will share his personal story of becoming a DOE whistleblower.  He will provide his perspective on creating a work culture where employees feel safe to report concerns and effective ECP program responses.
Advanced #2 - "He Said / She Said” – Credibility without Witnesses
Billie Garde, Clifford & Garde
Handouts Provided in File Library Below
An interactive session offering several perspectives on how to weigh differing witness statements when no direct evidence supports either.
Advanced #3 - Emotional Intelligence and Management of an Employee Concerns Program
Kris Cravey, VP President Business Services, Day & Zimmerman
Materials Provided During Session
This interactive session will provide the ECP Manager with an introduction into the value of Emotional Intelligence and key skills to improve Managerial effectiveness.
Advanced #4 - Safety Culture: Effectively Managing the Environment for Raising Concerns
Panel Leader: Jessica Linquist, BP Alaska
Handouts Pending
An interactive panel discussion which will provide attendees an opportunity to engage the experience of others to learn more about identifying and addressing impacts to the environment for raising concerns, recognizing potential chilling effects and how to address them.

Winter 2014 Handout Materials

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Keynote - Safety Culture a Foundation PDF (2.16 MB)  more ] Administration 3/17/2014
General Session - Out in Front PDF (462.22 KB) Administration 2/20/2014
General Session - Tips, Tools, and Insights PDF (505.84 KB) Administration 2/20/2014
Core 1 - My Lessons Learned PDF (216.7 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2014
Core 2 - ECP Self-assessment PDF (110.58 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2014
Core 3 - Workplace Bullying PDF (258.32 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2014
Core 3 - Bullying Worksheets WORKSAFEBC PDF (892.03 KB) Administration 3/12/2014
Core 4 - Employee Concern Indicators PDF (259.62 KB)  more ] Administration 3/12/2014
Core 4 - Employee Concern Indicators Worksheet XLSX (134.46 KB) Administration 3/12/2014
Advanced 1 - Journey from EC Manager to Whistleblo PDF (3.81 MB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2014
Advanced 2 - He Said / She Said PDF (977.03 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2014
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