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How to Become a Better Safety Leader


9/14/23 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

Safety leaders receive a myriad technical training for their roles, but two crucial components of leadership — how to make confident decisions and how to adapt to change — are often overlooked.

Join Eric McNulty, an expert on how to lead more effectively and with greater confidence during a crisis and change, and AlertMedia’s Peter Steinfeld for this masterclass on how to excel at safety leadership – no matter the situation.

You’re invited to submit your questions for Eric when you register, then join us to learn how to:

  • Lead more effectively at any stage of your career.
  • Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in safety leadership.
  • Apply a simple leadership framework in any emergency scenario.
  • Use data to drive decisions, set goals and measure success.


Eric J. McNulty
Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University

Eric J. McNulty is the associate director and program faculty at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and an instructor in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He’s a widely published business author, speaker and researcher. Eric’s the principal author of NPLI’s case studies on leadership decision-making in the Boston Marathon-bombing response, innovation in the response to superstorm Sandy, and the professional/political interface in the Deepwater Horizon response. He teaches in multiple executive education programs at Harvard and MIT, as well as graduate-level courses on leadership, negotiation and conflict resolution at Harvard.

Peter Steinfeld
VP of Safety Solutions, Alert Media

Peter Steinfeld is the senior vice president of safety solutions at AlertMedia and host of “The Employee Safety Podcast,” where each week he interviews safety, security, business continuity and disaster recovery experts from all over the world. Peter is a graduate of Middlebury College, where he earned a bachelor’s in economics. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. Peter has been involved in the emergency communications industry for nearly 20 years, advising organizations of all sizes on matters related to employee safety, and is passionate about helping organizations protect their most valuable assets: their people.


Alan Ferguson
Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Alan is associate editor of Safety+Health and serves as co-host of the magazine’s “On the Safe Side” podcast.