Shawn Galloway Delivers Keynote in Azerbaijan

Shawn M. Galloway, president of ProAct Safety and a member of ASSE’s Gulf Coast Chapter, helped provide a blueprint for a safety excellence strategy as a keynote speaker for the Azerbaijan International Safety Leadership Conference late last year in Baku. According to Galloway, the scheduling of the conference in the former Soviet Republic was highly appropriate. “Enterprises in Azerbaijan are in great need of information, resources and guidance in the development and implementation of workplace safety and health programs. This was an opportunity to share best practices of many of the greatest safety-performing companies throughout the world.”

ASSE President Richard Pollock, CSP, who also attended and spoke at the event, says Galloway provided excellent insight on safety leadership. “His presentation of the various models for leadership were useful, but his depth of understanding and examples were particularly valid. In the Q&A session, he provided excellent guidance on how one achieves cultural excellence, which is particularly difficult in this age of transformation.”

The global conference was the first of its kind in the country’s history, and was created by private enterprise, not government. About 150 global business, safety and government officials were in attendance.