Opening and General Sessions



Opening session (#9012)

9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday  


Welcome and opening remarks
Sarah D. Morrison
Administrator/CEO, BWC


Ready to Win: Creating Effective Teams
Terry L. Mathis
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ProAct Safety

Organizations with excellent safety performance make safety a team effort. But what does it take to make a winning team? This session explores the characteristics and capabilities that make up an effective team and applies specific methods to each that have proven effective at other organizations. Sitting people around a table and calling them a team is not going to prove successful. Learn what it takes to build a highly-functioning safety team and shape your efforts around proven methodologies.

After attending this session, you will be able to 1. Expand your vision of what it takes to produce safety success; 2. Describe the necessary characteristics and capabilities for a winning team in safety; 3. Identify and select specific improvements to make your own safety program more of a team effort.


General session (#9014)

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Wednesday  


The Game-Winning 3
Dave Davlin
Owner, DTD Communications

Dave Davlin was deserted by his father when he was less than a year old. He was forced to live with his grandmother until age 10. It was under her guidance that he learned about the qualities of integrity and honesty. With his quick wit and master story-telling ability, Davlin challenges you to pursue a new level of personal and professional excellence. “Travelin” Davlin has inspired people of every age and background — from NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Davlin plays competitive golf on the Golf Channel AM Tour and landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records. We all get one shot at this life. Make it count.
  General session and Safety Innovation Awards (#9022) 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday  


Tools to Re-energize Your Team in Crazy Times
Linda Edgecombe
Resilience Strategist and Team Engagement Expert

Linda Edgecombe’s footprint is seen and experienced around the world. Her non-BS approach is funny, refreshing, engaging and relevant. She is a bestselling author and her promise is to help you create powerful shifts, become more resilient and build on momentum. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an expert in “Shifting Perspectives.” Currently, she is filming her reality show “Re-Set TV,” where she gives advice to busy families and out-of control-work teams. Her message is as welcomed as a deep belly laugh and as profound as an honest look in the mirror.