Introduction

Today's most successful companies look for their leaders to be Business Partners. Moving beyond a focus on your area of expertise to a more comprehensive BUSINESS leadership role can be daunting.

When it comes to careers, people never plan to fail, but many fail to plan. This interactive presentation will guide the attendees through the process of planning for and becoming a Safety Business Partner.

Although instructional to all levels, this paper will focus on the professional who is already in a role that is responsible for the entirety of a Safety or EHS function on a site, region or corporate level and is seeking to move their career to a full business impact position. We will cover: Why do companies seek Business Partners over Functional Managers for leadership roles? What makes a Business Partner different than a Manager/Director? And finally: How can you get there?

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