Environmental, Health, and Safety (ESH) Leadership and Governance 07-10-2024

Environmental, Health, and Safety (ESH) Leadership and Governance Training Course in Dubai, UAE

Course overview

Course overview

Facing the ever-growing environmental, health, and safety (ESH) challenges in today's rapidly evolving world, businesses and government bodies are increasingly met with skepticism from stakeholders and the public. These challenges can lead to class actions, financial penalties, and immediate losses, significantly affecting companies. To manage these complexities, business professionals, managers, and directors are needing to work in close cooperation with strategic planning processes, maintaining an environment where both employers and employees share responsibilities for health and safety. This dynamic situation requires effective leadership and governance across all levels of an organization.

Our certified EHS Leadership and Governance short course offers a comprehensive solution to these issues. Specifically designed for HSSE managers and staff, this public, online and in-house program focuses on delivering results that benefit the entire organization, and providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to transform your workplace into a highly reliable one. Whether you work in an office setting, a construction site, or are managing ESH matters remotely, this course will equip you with the essential knowledge and tools. The ESH course is built on the basis of practical implementation on how to improve health and safety Leadership and Governance. This course provides valuable opportunities for gaining skills and knowledge, ensuring that delegates will be competently equipped to handle ESH standards in the work environments.

Upon completion of this health and safety training course, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the key aspects of a High-Reliability Organization (HRO) and its critical characteristics for a safe and efficient work environment
  • Understand the interplay between corporate governance, control systems, and the rapidly developing technology landscape within the context of environmental, health, and safety (EHS)
  • Acknowledge the shared responsibilities of health and safety between employers and employees, fostering a culture that values safety and wellbeing
  • Grasp the legal frameworks that influence EHS governance and the potential impact of non-compliance
  • Appreciate the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Accountability (SA), and sustainability in enhancing EHS practices, ensuring alignment with organizational purpose
  • Develop and implement an EHS Leadership and Governance framework, acknowledging the effects of organizational structure and board effectiveness on safety management
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • EHS Managers and Professionals
  • Corporate Governance Officers
  • CSR Executives
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Government Employees
  • Strategic Planners
  • Business Owners
What will you gain

What will you gain

By attending the HSE certification, participants will:

  • Improve the ability to distinguish a high-reliability organizational culture, with a clear understanding of the impact of governance on organizational design
  • Understand how to engage different stakeholders for effective control and oversight in EHS matters
  • Gain insights into corporate risk management strategies that minimize financial and non-financial losses, and how this aligns with your overall HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, and Environment) plan
  • Understand the perception of risk appetite and strategic alternatives for managing risk in the EHS context
  • Gain knowledge of the cost-value analysis of safety incidents and their impact on occupational health, safety, and environment (OHSE)
  • Appreciate the relationship between CSR, SA, and sustainability, as well as their relevance to your role as an EHS manager or professional
  • Gain an understanding of how to balance between Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Balanced Scorecard (BSC), and implicit indicators in the context of EHS reporting
  • Enhance your skills in developing a safety culture and communication within your organization
  • Learn how to effectively monitor and analyze EHS performance, acknowledging the social accountability and impact of your organization's EHS practices
  • Understand how to utilize business intelligence to report and streamline EHS performance, aligning EHS goals with broader business objectives
  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed to transform your organization into a highly reliable one, through effective leadership and governance in EHS
Course Content

Key facts


Course code:


5 days


Admission requirements:




Certificate upon successful completion

Course schedule sample one day

08:30 AM  -  10:00 AM  -  First Training Session
10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM  -  Coffee Break
10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM  -  Second Training Session
12:00 PM  -  12:15 PM  -  Coffee Break
12:15 PM  -  02:00 PM  -  Third Training Session
02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM  -  Lunch and Networking
Fees & whats included

Fees & what is included

Early bird 70 days before course start date Early bird 25 days before course start date Regular Course Fee
USD 3,400.- USD 3,900.- USD 4,400.-
USD 2,150.-
  • For early registrations special prices apply as outlined above.
  • All fees are exclusive of VAT. Tax Registration Number : 100312636200003.
  • Companies - register 2 participants for the same course and date and get one place free.
  • Only one type of discount can be applied to the same course & date registration.
  • For larger corporate clients there are special packages. Contact us for details.

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Course Fee Includes

  • Extensive Workbook with Course Materials
  • Handouts and other Supporting Materials
  • Practical Examples and Various Case Studies
  • Quick Reference/Top Tips Guide
  • Professional & Experienced Instructor
  • Accelerated and Intensive Learning Techniques
  • Relationship Building within Course
  • Post Course Action Plan
  • Index of Additional Suggested Materials
  • Course Completion Certificate
Free Valet Parking
Coffee Breaks
Free WIFI access

Course certificate

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When would you like to start

Environmental, Health, and Safety (ESH) Leadership and Governance - 29 Jul 2024 Dubai, UAE
Environmental, Health, and Safety (ESH) Leadership and Governance - 07 Oct 2024 Dubai, UAE
Course Content

Course content

  • Introduction
    • The nature of contemporary risk within organisational context
    • A new taxonomy of environmental risk
    • Anthropogenic disaster
    • Climate change
    • Ecological shift
    • Geographic epidemiology
    • Natural disaster
    • Occupational safety
    • Radiation
    • Toxicology
    • Vector borne disease
    • Waterborne disease
    • The scope and nature of workplace health and safety
    • The standards for occupational health: ISO 45001 – NEBOSH
    • The standards for Environmental Health: ISO 14001
  • The Context of High-Reliability Organizations
    • Understand the significance of HROs
    • The meaning of HRO critical characteristics
    • The significant details about HRO influence on the safe and efficient work environment
    • Corporate social responsibility (CSR), ESH, Sustainability
    • Normal Accident Theory (NAT)
    • High Reliability Organization Theory (HROT)
    • Attributes of an HRO
    • Resilience in HRO
    • Prioritization of safety
    • Organizational culture of reliability
    • Learning organization
    • The five characteristics of HROs
    • HRO leadership model
  • Corporate Governance Within the Context of ESH and OHS
    • Defining corporate governance
    • The “supervisors” positive influence
    • The shared responsibility of health and safety between each person
    • The positive impact on HSEQ standards
    • Safely implementation of governance structures
    • The increasing importance of corporate governance in the context of HSE and OHS
    • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002 (SOX Act)
    • Organizational design and architecture
    • Corporate values, structure, and governance
    • The impact of CSR, and stakeholder’s engagement on the firm’s financial performance
    • Develop a “competent workforce” to foster a culture of “safety values”
  • Legal Imperatives that Drive EHS Governance
    • The risk of non-compliance for OHS
    • The risk of non-compliance with ESH
    • The role of assessment in legal implications
    • The Changing roles of corporate social responsibility
    • Organizational compliance strategy
    • UAE EHS management system
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Culture
    • Cost implications of major incident
    • Occupational health and safety control level
    • Assessing organizational safety culture
    • The effectiveness of the risk management system
    • Manage incidents: Total Error Reduction Management (TERM)
    • Contractor’s compliance
  • Risk Perception, Risk Management and Risk Tolerance
    • Cost value analysis of safety incidents
    • Corporate Enterprise Risk Management
    • Financial risks
    • Operational management risks
    • Strategic management risks
    • Directors’ Risk Oversight Responsibilities
    • Best appetite
    • Risk culture
    • Risk committee
    • Internal audit function
    • ERM as an enabler of risk intelligence
    • The six major areas of risk management
  • Relationship of CSR, Social Accountability SA, and Sustainability
    • Organization’s positioning statement based on CSR, SA, and sustainability
    • Analyze the impact of these elements on business packages
    • Safety and security elements within social responsibility
    • The importance of sustainability reporting: what to focus on
    • Assessing the gaps in the implementation n of ESH and CSR
    • Safety and Health Sustainability Taskforce
    • CSR diagnostic framework and a CSR management tool
    • Health and safety sustainability index
    • ISO 45001 Standards versus NEBOSH for OSH
    • ISO 14001 criteria for an environmental management system
    • The “Rewarding Virtue” document
    • Assessing the vision and long-term view in the social context
    • The three factors in assessing organisational sustainability
    • Greening the strategy
    • Implementing green strategy
    • SWOT analysis for CSR, SA and sustainability
  • Board Effectiveness and the C-level Relationship
    • EHS policy, principles, and mandates
    • Competencies required from BOD and C level
    • Understanding the board’s role in corporate strategy
    • The concept of “independence” of the board director
    • The changing role of BOD
    • Intellectual Capital Model of the Board
    • Western context and Middle eastern context
    • The changing role of the chairman
    • Top Leadership traits for BOD, Chairman and C level
    • Chief risk officer versus chief risk governor
    • CEO /chairman relationship impact on the performance of the board and company
    • Board effectiveness and board type
    • The new energy executive
  • Organizational Structure and Effective Safety Communication
    • The impact of organizational structure on the management of safety
    • Different approaches for different types of risks
    • The skills to provide robust assurance of safety management
    • Defining the key EHS responsibilities and accountabilities
    • Defining the key EHS responsibilities and accountabilities
    • Assessing the impact of structure and communication of a high risk/high-reliability organizations
    • Evaluating structure and complexities of safety control
    • Identify implicit indicators: beyond conventional direct indicators
    • Collection of EHS data and the use of new technology
    • Using new technology to minimise communication’ gaps
    • The importance of automation for a better H&S communication strategy
    • Balance between GRI, BSC and implicit indicators
    • Identifying the role of digitisation and digitalization on the OHSE communication
    • Using business intelligence to report and streamline EHS performance
    • Streamline risk management governance framework reporting
  • Safety/EHS Leadership
    • Supportive versus directive leadership
    • Viewing ESH as strategic rather than operational
    • Cultural influence of leadership style
    • Safety/EHS leadership
    • Board leadership vs executive leadership
    • Making safety/EHS a core value
    • Influence and accountability
    • Stakeholder influence on accountability
    • Monitoring EHS performance: Effectiveness, Frequency, Expectation
    • EHS awareness, knowledge, and competence
    • Operational excellence and management systems
    • Legal imperatives for safety
    • Reporting structure and hierarchy
    • Alignment and competing goals
    • Industry influence and maturity
    • Effective monitoring and analysis
    • Social accountability and impact
    • Learning organizations
    • Organizational resilience
    • Ethics and morality
    • Independence of EHS
  • Developing Safety Culture and Communications
    • Defining EHS culture
    • Developing safety culture and communications
    • Develop organizationally integrated behavioural-based safety programmes
    • The top-down approach to developing organizational safety culture
    • The bottom-up approach to developing organizational safety culture
    • The seven themes of EHS governance
    • Leadership
    • No-blame cultural reporting
    • Behavioural change (individual, team, organisational levels)
    • Embedding EHS within organisational value
    • Develop compliance and consequences management
    • Develop high reliability in organisational EHS cultures
    • Compliance with international standards
  • Contextual Diagram of EHS Leadership and Governance
    • Putting it all together
    • EHS/Safety leadership approach
    • Contextual framework for leadership and governance
    • Knowledge and competence & Influence and accountability
    • Alignment of EHS goals with business gaols
    • ESH as an organizational value driver
    • Business resilience and preparedness
    • The sources of health and safety information
    • Effective health and safety governance and leadership
    • Management, leadership, and stewardship
    • The difference between governance and leadership
    • The principles of governance in the context of OHS
Participant insights

Participant insights

The course was highly beneficial for my job and career. This info will clearly give me the great support for my day-to-day tasks.
Muhammed A. (Senior Auditor)Auditing Company, Dubai.
What I have learned in the course was exactly what I was looking for. Highly clear and pragmatic with perfect guidelines on how to use it at my work.
Antony S. (Manager) Drilling Equipment Company, Abu Dhabi.
A very useful course that provided new insights in the customer behavior and definitely would help me with my communications with customers.
Mario A. (Business Owner) Boutique Shops, Dubai.
Great thanks – one of the best courses I have made.
Brian G. (Projects Coordinator) Events Management Company, Ras Al Khaimah.
Exciting and inspiring course. Helped me to see things differently and re-organize our customer service department.
Abbas H. (Company Manager) Project Engineering, Muscat.
Would really suggest the training to any professional who is in charge of customer care.
Jane A. (General Manager) Real Estate Company, Dubai.
The time spent at course was really enjoyable and useful. Easy to understand and I used part of knowledge the next day after training.
Samira K. (Sales Team) Car Rental, Abu Dhabi.
Was the real great overview on what I shall do to improve in the Customer Service in my business.
Syed H. (Company Owner) Data Storage Solutions, Dubai.
The info I received on the course is the surprise for me. Never though of such simple techniques which help to handle difficult customers conversations.
Gabriela H. (Manager) Call Center, Sharjah.
The training I have chosen was very useful and informative with a number of very useful points. Was well explained by the trainer.
Colin G. (General Manager) Safety Equipment, Riyadh.
The program was very explanatory and gave me a lot of points to re-think. Would sure make a difference to my work approach.
Gabriela Y. (Supervisor) Call Center, Kuwait.
Would recommend to my team members to attend the same course. It would positively help me to do my job better.
Udo C. ( Department Head) Heavy Machinery Maintenance, Abu Dhabi.
The time spent at the course was the excellent investment – a lot of useful and practical info. Exactly what I was looking for.
Idul R. (Supervisor Sales) Construction Materials, Umm Al Quwain.
It was great idea to join such training. Would be a definite backing in my career development. Thinking of taking more courses – on other subjects.
Cristina R. (Sales Coordinator) Retail Company, Dubai.
The training was a great mixture of information and practical aspects. The instructor was highly professional and the course was organized the excellent way.
Samaa J. (Projects Manager) IT Solutions, Oman.
I really liked the scope and the style of the training – very friendly, a lot of communication and highly informative.
Stefan L. (Client Relationships) Insurance Company, Doha.
It was a great idea to join such training. All members of our team shall complete it. A lot of new points and useful hints.
Burcu W. (Marketing Head) Corporate Banking, Abu Dhabi.
Was really pleased by the content of the course and qualifications of the instructors. Got a lot of useful points for my business.
Marty Z. (General Manager) Travel Company, Dubai.
Great trainer and perfect information materials. Was really worth to attend. A lot of insights and ideas on how to improve job performance.
Daniel D. (PR Officer) Private Hospital, Muscat.
As we were in the process of restructuring of our call center this training was just perfect for the time. Remarkable and valuable suggestions and solutions.
Joselito B. (Marketing Department) E-commerce, Dubai.
The course was very beneficial and practical for my duties. Handling complicated customers from now on would be easier. Great instructor. Perfect training venue.
Amira Z. (Sales Manager.) Designer Apparel, Abu Dhabi.
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