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Digitalisation and Training - Expert Series Webinar - Episode 2: 'Maintaining quality in audit and certification of GWO training'

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
2:00 pm
Thursday, September 10, 2020
3:00 pm

Join GWO for our new Expert Series Webinars in which we investigate the topic of digitalisation and training. Each week we look at the topic from a specific angle, sharing the insights from our panel of industry professionals.

Today's episode will focus on the audit process, certification and quality control in a digital context. Since April 15th, GWO training providers have been permitted to deliver certain elements of their courses using digital delivery such as online classrooms, virtual reality solutions and so on, to create a blended learning programme between physical and online settings.

But what does this mean for the audit and certification process? In some circumstances, online audits are now permitted, so could this point to a new approach? What are the implications for quality control in the GWO network overall with this many new 'settings' created by digital delivery? What challenges could auditors face in this brave new world. Our panel includes leadership from the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee as well as experts from the GWO certification network, to help us delve deeper into the topic.


Lisa Mallon, GE Renewable Energy
Lisa Mallon CMIOSH is EHS Projects and Services Executive, GE Renewable Energy and Chair of the GWO Audit and Compliance Committee.

Lisa has 20 years’ EHS experience having held various advocacy roles within the UK. She joined GE in 2009 and is currently leading EHS in its Wind Projects and Service business.

Jesper Bagge Hansen, Ørsted
Jesper Bagge Hansen is Head of Safety Assurance and Improvement at Ørsted and Vice Chair of the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee

Jesper is a specialist in incident management and compliance in the wind industry. Before joining the sector, Jesper worked with the Danish Safety Technology Authority as a specialist, with focus on compliance and auditing against EU standards and directives.

Søren Hald, DNV GLBusiness Assurance Denmark A/S
Søren Hald, Resource Manager & Senior Lead Auditor, DNV GL Business Assurance Denmark A/S

Giedrius Juodis, Lloyd's Register
Giedrius Juodis, Lead Auditor at Lloyd's Register

Jakob Lau Holst - GWO
Jakob Lau Holst is CEO at Global Wind Organisation

Jakob became Chief Executive of GWO in 2016. He is responsible for maintaining the association's governance structure, supporting our membership of windpower companies and driving the industry's adoption of standardised training across the globe.