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Strategic Environmental Management Systems Courses

Because every organization is unique, NAEM designed a training series that would meet every professionals needs. From environmental coordinators and managers just beginning, to directors and engineers seeking to advance to a higher level of sophistication, to those at the executive level focusing on strategic aspects. Each course features expert trainers, discussion-centered course materials and interactive exercises and case studies.

Today’s EHS management demands are challenging companies everywhere no matter what the industry. Corporate environmental responsibility is at the forefront of regulators’ minds while meeting compliance mandates with increasingly limited human and financial resources is at the forefront of corporate executives’ minds. As a result, NAEM created three different one-day courses that can be taken separately or in combination depending on your level of expertise and your goals.

Course 1: Fundamentals of Strategic Environmental Management: The Building Blocks

Learn the essential fundamentals of how an environmental management system can impact business operations and performance through an instructive macro approach founded in business practicality. This course is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive overview of environmental management systems as well as clearly demonstrate their continuum of maturity. Participants will gain key strategic environmental management approaches and concepts built within the basic framework of environmental management system. Expert instructions will guide you along a roadmap that highlights key elements and features of an EMS through the varying stages of maturity.

Who should attend? Environmental coordinators and managers implementing an EMS for the first time or advancing their current system, professionals in healthy, safety, or quality control seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of environmental management fundamentals, environmental regulators who want insight into how industry practices environmental management principles, and EHS professionals with a field of facilities and background looking to gain a better understanding of the basic management concepts and theories of environmental management.

Course 2: Tips, Traps, Tools, and Techniques for Implementing and EHS Management System

Learn how to implement a more efficient and cost effective environmental management system directly from the industry’s most respected practitioners. In this dynamic one-day course, practical hands-on instruction will show you how to overcome the most frequently encountered challenges to successful system implementation and how to get the most results from your environmental management system. This approach takes participants through an EMS implementation based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act business model. With each step, course instructors will help you navigate and successfully hurdle implementation challenges.

Participants will obtain strategies needed to advance their program to the next level and gain a better understanding of various EMS models, approaches, philosophies, and principles in use today. Case studies will help effectively demonstrate concepts. While this one-day course builds on the concepts and approaches introduced in Course 1: Fundamentals of Strategic Environmental Management: The Building Blocks, it is not a prerequisite. Some of the tips and traps to be addressed in each area of the model include getting management buy-in (Plan); harmonizing operational controls with key risks (Do); building on and improving existing performance measures (Check) and creating a connection to the bottom line: is the EMS delivering management improvement? (Act).

Who should attend? Environmental coordinators and managers responsible for implementing or advancing their organization’s EMS, business professionals in health, safety, and quality control or facilities management who have a need to expand their knowledge base and skills, and environmental regulators seeking to stay on top of mainstream EMS implementation philosophies and approaches.


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