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The GWO Safety & Training Forum

Deadline extended: 2nd July 2021

Introducing the forum

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.

What to expect

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."

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A programme for everyone

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.

// Morning
9:30
Registration, welcome and introduction
Practical
Practical
10:00
Session 1: Presentation and group facilitation - Clearing a path for our future workforce
Following a brief introduction to the GWO Entry Level Wind Turbine 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.
Session
Session
12:00
Buffet lunch
Buffet lunch in Atrium, opportunities for networking between GWO Member Representatives and Forum delegates.
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Practical
// Early afternoon
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
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Session
14:00
Break with coffee and light refreshments
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Practical
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.
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Session
15:30
Break with coffee and light refreshments
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// Afternoon & Early evening
16:00
Keynote presentation from Mandy Hickson, former British RAF fighter pilot
GWO CEO Jakob Lau Holst will provide some concluding remarks from the day's findings, then introduce the speaker. Mandy’s remarkable insights into decision making under extreme pressure will focus on the role instructors have played in her development.
Session
Session
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.
Session
Session
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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Keynote Speaker

The GWO Safety & Training Forum features a keynote address from former British Royal Airforce fighter pilot, Mandy Hickson, whose remarkable insights into decision making under pressure will focus on the role instructors have played in her life. The importance of instructors is just one of the themes that will be echoed in the workshop streams running across Forum agenda. Moderated by our expert facilitators and subject matter experts, this commitment to dialogue remains true to GWO’s mission of being by the industry for industry. The finale for the day, the GWO Safety & Training Awards shines a spotlight on the great practice of training teams and practitioners.

Location

The inaugural GWO Safety & Training Forum will take place at Dansk Industri - GWO's headquarters in the heart of Copenhagen. DI has state of the art conference facilities and regularly holds business events for some of Denmark's biggest global industries.
November 2021
November 2021

Find your way

H. C. Andersens Blvd. 18, 1553 København
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Frequently asked questions

FAQ

What can I expect from the Forum?

Dialogue between the different groups in the GWO community is built into the DNA of the event. There are naturally, plenty of opportunities for networking and the various workshop sessions provide a space for structured engagement on the GWO training and safety programme. Bring along your great ideas and be prepared to join in with questions and opinions. A core element of the Forum is the introduction of the Wind Technician Entry Level Training (WiTEL) Framework looking at it from different perspectives across the community. Plenary sessions include a deep dive into GWO’s Workforce Outlook Report to be released, in partnership with GWEC, on September 27th.
FAQ

Can you recommend any hotels in Copenhagen?

A selection of local hotels within 5 minutes’ walk from the venue can be found at the following links. Copenhagen hotels can get busy so book well ahead if staying near the venue is a priority for you. https://www.citizenm.com/hotels/europe/copenhagen/copenhagen-radhuspladsen-hotel https://hotelkongfrederik.dk/ https://www.scandichotels.dk/hoteller/danmark/kobenhavn/scandic-palace https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-collection-copenhagen‍
FAQ

How do I find the venue (DI - Dansk Industri)?

The venue is conveniently situated next to Copenhagen’s Town Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen). Rådhusplads Metro Station lies just outside the office and is a short 20-minute journey by metro from Copenhagen Airport. The venue is also five minutes walk from the main train station: Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegården).
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