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Jeff “Odie” Espenship to Headline with Keynote at Governor’s Safety Conference in Portland
Retired USAF A-10 Fighter Pilot, Jeff “Odie” Espenship, is presenting at the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, on March 5, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Espenship will present his popular keynote “Getting Back to Basics is Vital to Superior Performance — It’s the Little Things that Matter” with hopes to motivate audience members to rethink and refocus their work behavior. He relates to audience members with personal stories of triumph and loss in and out of the cockpit; you will laugh and cry. Most importantly, Odie teaches what it means to be a Target Leader both on and off the job. “By setting high expectations, by speaking up, by listening to what is not being said, by overcoming complacency (the silent killer), by never assuming, and by communicating to understanding helps us achieve new heights in life and leadership,”
His keynote is certain to strike a chord regarding this year’s conference theme of “Safety: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint.” The goal of the conference is to provide an educational forum where employers, safety and health professionals, safety committee members, line supervisors, manufacturers, and distributors can come to gain state of the art knowledge and skills leading to self-sufficiency in their occupational safety and health programs. Attendees come from all industries and class topics cover a broad range of timely safety and health issues.
About Target Leadership
Target Leadership, founded by fighter pilots and operated by fighter pilots, use their experience as fighter pilots to motivate and encourage a company’s “Fighter Pilots” (or employees) to embrace leadership safety systems in the workplace. Whether the audience is medical, manufacturing, chemical, utility, construction, banking, team sports, or retail, their programs will motivate the workforce to accelerate to new heights in leadership, safety, teamwork, and overall operational excellence.
The conference hosted by GOSH is the largest of its kind in the Northwest. It features over 150 workshops and sessions. Past conferences have hosted over 2500 people. This year marks its 33rd biennial year. It is being co-sponsored by Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, and the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
For more information please visit http://www.targetleadership.com or call toll-free at (800) 392-1544.