October 4th will be a special day as our community of safety and training in wind energy gathers in person for an all-new event in Copenhagen.
The GWO Safety & Training Forum brings together GWO's community for a heavyweight programme of inspiration, industry insight, networking and dialogue across a single day. Taking place at our headquarters in Central Copenhagen, the day comprises workshops, roundtables as well as plenary sessions, with opportunities to contribute your experience and understanding about the hot topics in safety and training in the wind industry.
The GWO Safety & Training Awards were created to shine a light on the teams of instructors and support staff who make safety in wind possible. The GWO Safety & Training Awards is the world’s first program of its kind recognizing the skills and impact of training providers and instructors keeping the wind energy workforce safe on site.
Lisa Mallon, Global Executive Leader at GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind and Chair of the Global Wind Organisation Executive Committee explains:
"We have combined this event into a single day with the GWO Safety & Training Awards 2022, to remind our community how important they are to creating a safe working environment in wind and that good instructors are the most important part of that mission."
10:00: Registration, welcome and introduction
10:40: Session 1: Presentation and group facilitation - Clearing a path for our future workforce. Following a brief introduction to the Wind Turbine Entry Level Training framework, delegates will be joined by facilitators at their tables to share insights and give feedback. Topics will include the practical benefits that the Framework can offer to training providers, employers and the workforce, and the support that is required to implement the framework successfully.
12:00: Buffet lunch in Atrium, opportunities for networking between GWO Member Representatives and Forum delegates.
13:00: Session 2: Presentation and panel discussion - Mapping the routes to success. This session will in three parts. First, leading GWO members will explain how they perceive the benefits of the Framework and why they encourage its use and adoption around the world. Then, GWO Business Analytics Manager, Andrea Scassola will present the latest GWO Workforce Forecast, demonstrating where the most significant gaps exist between current training supply and the total addressable market. A panel discussion of leading GWO members, including questions from the audience, will close the session.
14:00:Break with coffee and light refreshments
14:20: Session 3: Feedback and facilitation, panel discussion - Adopting a new framework for safety & training. This session will focus on how the Global Community of Safety & Training can get the support they need to successfully deliver a full portfolio of GWO standards. Facilitators from session 1 will summarize the key feedback from the morning discussions. The chair will organise these into themes for discussion between the audience and the panel.
15:30: Break with coffee and light refreshments
Afternoon & Early evening
16:00: Keynote presentation from Mandy Hickson, former British RAF fighter pilot. Mandy’s remarkable insights into decision making under extreme pressure will focus on the role instructors have played in her development.
17:00: GWO Safety & Training Awards 2022. Presentation of Training Team of the Year Awards, Young Achiever of the Year Award, and the Achievement Award.
17:45: Safety & Training Awards drinks and afterparty. Join guests and colleagues for cocktails and tapas as we celebrate the success of this year’s GWO Safety & Training Awards winners, and reflect on the day’s learnings.
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