Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable sessions provide an interactive format for attendees to share problems and successes with each other around a particular topic. Participants may be asked to bring questions or examples, which will then be shared with the group-at-large for discussions. In some cases, participants may be divided into small groups for a more focused discussion. Roundtable session attendees should plan on attending the entire session. Once full, the session will be closed.


Tuesday, March 28
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Benchmarking Ergonomics Programs

This round table will provide participants an opportunity to compare the strengths and weaknesses of their ergonomics process with those of other organizations. Through a facilitated discussion, various aspects of ergonomics programs will be examined. Participants will be able to build their network of peers and gain from the experiences of colleagues in similar roles. Come prepared to share and to gather ideas and experience.

Wednesday, March 29
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Using Consultants Effectively

A new learning format for the 20th Applied Ergo Conference, fish bowls are a hybrid between master track panels and round tables. In this session, an experienced group of invited consultants exchange views with an experienced group of ergonomics process managers who use consultants. Questions will be posed by a moderator aimed at helping audience members learn the do's and don'ts of hiring consultants. Insights into how consultants can be managed effectively will be shared, as well as pitfalls consultants need to avoid when working for clients. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion and pose questions, providing an interactive learning experience that will benefit both those who work as consultants and those who anticipate hiring them.

Wednesday, March 29
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Enhancing Employee Involvement

Getting employees to go beyond awareness, move through engagement and participation, and ultimately embrace ergonomics process ownership is a huge challenge. In this round table, participants will have the opportunity to exchange experiences in how they are working to move employees from awareness to ownership. Enhancing employee involvement is critical to process improvement and success and this round table provides an opportunity to gain new tricks, methods and ideas. Come see how others are engaging their employees and build your own resource network.


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