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    • 08/25/2017
    • 11:30 - 16:00
    • LaFarge Conference Room, 8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

    The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to our annual Ethics Seminar on Friday, August 25. Attendance in this course will fulfill the ABIH Ethics requirements.

    Lafarge Conference Room
    8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60642

    Please feel free to park in the main lot between the two buildings or in the parking garage in front of the 8700 building. Do not park in the spots marked visitor in front of the 8700 building as they have two-hour limits and you will be towed.

    The conference room will be located to the right of the security desk at the front entrance of 8700, near the elevators. The elevators will be directly visible from the desk. Please feel free to ask the guard at the desk for directions.

    Registration: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Lunch: 12@:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Class: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Nancy M. McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM
    Group / Global Industrial Hygiene Manager

    Prior to joining LafargeHolcim, the world's largest building materials corporation, as the global industrial hygiene manager, Nancy worked for AbbVie pharmaceutical in the same capacity for almost 6 years. She has invested over 25 years to practicing occupational hygiene in a variety of high hazard industries. As a self-employed consultant for 15 years, she provided services to industries such as the automotive, military, hospital, electronic, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and housing industries. She has also provided legal expert witnessing for nationally-profiled, catastrophic incidents.

    In her volunteer professional life, Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the globally recognized American Board of Industrial Hygiene Board of Directors and she continued to represent ABIH as the Chair of the Joint Occupational Hygiene Ethics Education Committee after completing her term in 2010. She is an active member of the British and Irish Occupational Hygiene Societies as a conference speaker and organizational liaison.

    Full Members: $75
    Affiliate Members & Guests: $85
    Students: $30

    • 11/17/2017
    • 07:30 - 17:00

    Registration Now Open! ​ 

    EHS Leadership and Communication

                                   Full Day PDC on November 17

    The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a full day PDC on Leadership and Communication. The course will be taught by Carter Ficklin III, CIH, CSP who frequently instructs to sold-out sessions at AIHce. 

    This PDC has been offered at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) and AIHA Fall Conference for the past five years where it has sold out each year.  In 2017, it was rated #1 in attendee satisfaction of professional development courses that were offered.  This course has also been offered at the 2015 International Occupational Hygiene Association Conference in London and the 2016 Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene Conference on the Gold Coast.

    This PDC is being offered at a significant discount below AIHce rates.

    While sound technical and scientific knowledge is paramount in our profession, organizations demand strong leadership and communication skills in their EHS professionals.  Understanding key principles of business communication and building strong leadership skills are what make the difference in achieving organizational and individual success.

    Everyone wants to make good things happen in a demanding, complex work environment and to be seen by management, peers, and subordinates as an exceptional leader.... but how do we do this?


    ·        One of the key elements to becoming an exceptional leader is to understand our own personality traits and characteristics. 

    ·        This course will use the DiSC personality profile as a tool to facilitate learning exercises related to EHS leadership and communication.

    ·        Attendees will engage in discussions relating to their own personalities as well as those of others that they routinely interact with as part of their EHS responsibilities.


    Additional course elements will include interactive discussions and exercises on listening and communication.

    2016 AIHce Testimonials:

    “One of the best PDCs I have taken in 20 years of attending the AIHce!”

    “This has been one of the best courses I have taken in my 15 years in the IH Field”

    “Best course I’ve taken at AIHce”

    “I wish I had this course when I was entering the profession”

    “Best PDC ever! This should be required for everyone”

    “One of the best presented PDCs I’ve attended. Would recommend this to all His who work in teams or want to improve their leadership skills”

    “One of the best PDCs I have attended in a number of years…thanks!”

    “Excellent course. Good for early career leaders or experienced leaders alike”

    “Great information on a timely subject. A must for all EHS professionals.”

    “This is by far one of the best PDC courses I’ve attended.  Something that I can immediately use in my place of employment.”


    O'Hare Plaza - Building Conference Room
    8745 W. Higgins Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60631


    7:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:00   Instruction begins
    12-1   Box Lunch Provided
    5:00   End Program


    Carter Ficklen III, CIH, CSP – 20 Years EHS experience, Program Manager for Mission Technologies, Inc. at NASA Langley Research Center. https://www.linkedin.com/in/carter-ficklen-iii-240898a/



    Full Members: $175
    Affiliate Members & Guests: $185
    Students: $80

    Enrollment is limited to the first 34 registrants.
    Make checks payable to Chicago Section AIHA. Cash and major credit cards also accepted. Due to high demand for this course and limited enrollment space - No shows will be billed. Substitutes cheerfully accepted.

This page is under construction. Visit our AIHA Chicago Local Section website for updates and list of events.

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