General Sessions

Tuesday, June 20 | 7:30AM-9:00AM | Opening General Session

Sponsored by CLMI Safety Training

Tom Morris

True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change

Tom Morris is one of the world's top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers. He's the author of 20 groundbreaking books and is a legendary speaker whose electrifying talks reengage people around their deepest values and reignite their passion for work and life.

We all need ideas we can trust. This talk presents a simple, powerful and complete framework of seven universal conditions for deeply satisfying, sustainable excellence in all that we do. Tom Morris’s "7 Cs of Success" have fueled extraordinary results in pockets of excellence around the world, and have never been more important than they are today. In a high-energy and entertaining session, Tom will reveal the most fundamental tools for personal and institutional greatness and provide a practical guide for their use every day.

Wednesday, June 21 | 7:30AM-9:00AM | Morning General Session

Sponsored by SafeStart

Mel Robbins

From Successful to Satisfied: How to Become the Leader You Want to Be

Leaders at every level have to deal with a sobering reality: the world has changed more in the last five years than in the last fifty. What worked in the past, will often fail with customers and colleagues today and you must achieve more with less time, less resources and higher stakes. Plus, the more successful you become, the harder it is to change.

In this motivational experience, Mel explains how rapid change has impacted your role as a leader and guides your audience through the process of identifying key areas and opportunities to raise their professional game. You'll leave this motivational experience with key objectives for professional and personal growth, and the knowledge and inspiration to become the leader you want to be.

Thursday, June 22 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | BCSP Award of Excellence Luncheon and Program

Sponsored by BCSP

Vinh Giang

Strategy vs. Execution

Everything in business begins with an idea. From that idea, we formulate a strategy and depending on how well we execute the strategy, we'll get some kind of result, hopefully success. In magic everything also begins with an idea. The magician then needs to create a strategy and depending on how well he/she executes the magic, some kind of result will be achieved, hopefully astonishment.

Though the two seemingly different worlds appear to be identical, there's one primary difference. In the world of magic, flawless execution is critical. If the magician makes one mistake, just one, the magic is destroyed. The difference between amazement and failure is just one error.

Thursday, June 22 | 3:00PM-4:00PM | Closing General Session

Sponsored by Professional Safety Journal

Joseph Hallinan

Why We Make Mistakes

Why do otherwise intelligent people make obvious mistakes? Why are we so easily distracted? Why do we often miss what’s right in front of our eyes? Why do we make mistakes? And could we do a little better? Joe Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember and forget. In a highly customized talk, full of anecdotes, relevant studies and tips you can use immediately.

ASSE Thanks Its Sponsors


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  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • ProcessMAP - Diamond Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor


  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor

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