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Professional education courses are for those that need CEUs, Professional Licensure, or are life-long learners. Select your course of interest below: 


Ethics for the EHS, OHS, and IH Leader

This course explores the economic, social, and political consequences of safety risk and considers provocative real-world dilemmas: What is acceptable risk? Are the fundamental canons of engineering ethics and safety professional ethics contrary to the concept of acceptable risk? What is the worth of human life? Students will conduct critical reviews of corporate safety and ethics policies from their own company comparing this to what research shows is world class. Real-world case studies provide the framework for exercises in exploring goal conflicts.

HOP Champions: Human and Organizational Performance

The Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) course addresses numerous shortcomings in many of today’s leadership and management systems, safety management systems, and work method planning and execution systems. With a foundational premise that human error is inevitable and that complex systems can contain latent error traps, the HOP course will enable learners to create team-based approaches to improve work system development, hazard mitigation strategies that make it harder for employees to do the work incorrectly and easier for them to do it correctly, and leadership strategies that empower employees at all levels to do their best work. Particular emphasis is given to implementation of a HOP culture and non-technical leadership and team optimization skills within a HOP framework that are often absent from other hard-science academic offerings. One of the ultimate goals of this course is to help organizations become learning organizations with a focus on continuous improvement in not only safety but in leaders, teams, and operational performance.