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Leadership Conference

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OCTOBER 13-15, 2016 – OAK BROOK, IL

Enhancing the Success of Volunteer Leaders

Leadership Conference 2016

Who Should Attend?

Chapter Officers, Practice Specialty Administrators, Common Interest Group Administrators, Committee Chairs, Deputy RVP’s and Area Directors are invited to attend the Conference to enhance your success in leadership roles from your volunteer position to your career.

What Will I Learn?

Fulfilling your role requires both leadership skills and practical working knowledge of your position. The Leadership Conference will help you become a better leader, and give you simple tips to make your role easier and more rewarding.

Why should I attend?

  • Develop leadership skills that are transferable to the workplace
  • Network with other leaders in safety to find solutions to your latest challenges
  • Share best practices and meet key Society leaders
  • Earn CEU’s for attending the Conference

Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM, CRIS

Past President, ASSE

“Attending the Leadership Conference is one of the ways we can demonstrate value to our employers for the time and energy they are putting into our volunteer services.”

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Tim Page Bottorff

Tim Page – Bottorff, CSP

Senior Consultant, SafeStart

“Some of the top leaders are coming in to share what they have done in the past. It is a great opportunity for Chapter leaders to learn from different perspectives on Chapter operations”

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Patricia Reed, M.S., CSP

Administrator, BISE

“Each year, leadership conference attendees can make a big impact on their safety career and ASSE involvement by learning how the Society operates. I thank them to this day for that opportunity.”

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Thursday, October 13

Kick off the Conference and get to know your fellow volunteer leaders.

Friday, October 14

Dive into leadership workshops and start solving challenges.

Saturday, October 15

Hear from thought leaders and apply the knowledge they share.

Click here to view the preliminary schedule.  More details about speakers and sessions will be coming soon.

Keynote Speaker

Sydney-FinkelsteinSydney Finkelstein

Steven Roth Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Tuck Center for Leadership

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Faculty Director, Tuck Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership and Strategy.  He holds degrees from Concordia University and the London School of Economics, as well as a Ph.D. from Columbia University in strategic management.

Professor Finkelstein has published 17 books and 75 articles, with several bestsellers, including the #1 bestseller in the U.S. and Japan, Why Smart Executives Fail. In his latest book Superbosses, Sydney shows how these bosses foster a culture of innovation, encourage smart risk taking, remove obstacles, and drive change.

Minimize your expenses , maximize your experience

Volunteer leaders, including Chapter Officers, Practice Specialty Administrators, Common Interest Group Administrators, Committee Chairs, Deputy RVP’s and Area Directors, are encouraged to register for three days of in-depth discussion, workshops and networking to amplify your success as a leader.

  • Register Here Registration is FREE

    Registration is free for ASSE volunteer leaders. Space is limited. Please register for the conference at

  • Meals

    Meals included:

    • Light appetizers included at reception Thursday.
    • Breakfast and lunch included on Friday and Saturday.

  • Travel

    Hotel: $144* (free parking) – Make a reservation
    At this time the Hyatt Lodge no longer has sleeping rooms available. The Residence Inn Chicago has a block of sleeping rooms and is located close to the Hyatt Lodge. Shuttle Service will be available from the Residence Inn to Hamburger University.

    A limited number of rooms are available at the Residence Inn, please contact them at 800-581-2853 and mention ASSE for the best available rate.

    Transportation: $26-$32 (to/from O’Hare & Midway) – Transportation info
    Shuttle Bus: $10** (returning to airports only)

    ** – Please select this option with your ASSE conference registration and call Customer Service at +1-847-699-2929 and they will take your payment.

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