Managing the Change

Jack Jackson, SafeStart

Managing the Change

Understanding the attitude of management, and their employees is important for any change initiative. As manageer, we must understand what employees’ value, and tie those values to company initiatives. It is important management staff “walks the talk” during the implementation, and throughout the change. Regardless of your safety culture, good, or bad … it didn’t happen overnight. If we are going to grow, we must be willing to change. We must make an impression if we want change to last.

Date: Tuesday, March 1

Start Time:  12:30 pm

End Time:  1:15 pm

Track(s): Board, Electric, Engineer, Excavator, GIS, Government/Regulatory, Locate, Oil/Gas, Notification Center, Professional Development, Public Works, Telecom, Water/Sewer


William “Jack” Jackson attended Lincoln University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Technology and was a 3 year letterman on the university’s football team. While attending Lincoln he completed Basic Training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary.

Jack’s experience has given him the ability to relate to any audience. His career included working in production, operations and safety at Johnson Controls for 19 years, followed by seeing Avanzar Interior Technologies through the safety phase of new construction. In addition to developing a safety program, he also developed a conditioning program to prepare team members to become industrial athletes.

Coach Jack as he is affectionately known, worked with two semi-professional football teams for 6 years and was named NAFL defensive coordinator of the year 2003. Jack used his experience on the field to develop a safety concept that teaches participants of his courses that “safety is always first.”

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